Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Prize offered to whoever kills gays?

Latest update on this story claims it's a "practical joke"

YNETnews reports:

Haredis take on WorldPride Parade: In protest of the 2006 WorldPride Parade, scheduled to take place in Jerusalem on August 10, hundreds of letters, advocating "death to Sodomites", were distributed to Jerusalem mailboxes on Tuesday morning. They promised NIS 20,000 to "anyone who brings about the death of one of the residents of Sodom and Gomorrah."

The letter appeals to residents of the capital: "don't let them teach our children their impure ways."

The anonymous letter also suggests using Molotov cocktails against marchers and adds instructions as to how to make them at home. The explosives are nicknamed "Shliesel Special", in honor of the Haredi protester who disrupted the Jerusalem Pride Parade last year by stabbing three marchers.

As DovBear will attest -- I get emails all day long protesting the upcoming Gay Parade in Jerusalem. I'm often left speechless by the content...

But wait! I haven't yet stated an opinion on this story!

Will DovBear's readers still crucify me for "promoting" the murder of Gay Parade participants? Probably.

Technorati Links: Gay Parade, Jerusalem, Murder, Colonial, Occupation, Settlements, Baruch Goldstein, Yigal Amir, Godol Hador.

UPDATE: Even Rabbi Yaakov Meidan, who has been considered "moderate" since signing a call for dialogue with Prof. Ruth Gavison, said that the event [parade] would be the greatest desecration of God's name since the days of idol worship during the first temple period, when parents sacrificed their children to the god Molech.

Don't bother having a comment war on this posting...my next one is going to be even better.

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