ISRAEL: Six Stabbed At Jerusalem Pride, Cops Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Man

The Jerusalem Post reports:

An assailant stabbed six people marching in the annual Jerusalem gay pride parade on Thursday. The assailant, an ultra-Orthodox man, was arrested. According to MDA, six people were wounded in the incident that took place on the corners of Sokolov and Keren Hayesod streets in the capital. Paramedics were treating two people in serious condition, one in moderate condition and three people who were lightly injured. All of the victims were in their thirties, according to MDA. The wounded were being evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood. Thousands of people were taking part in the annual pride parade in the capital when the attack occurred. “I saw an ultra-Orthodox youth stabbing everyone in his way,” said Shai Aviyor, a witness interviewed on Israel’s Channel 2 television. “We heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground,” Aviyor said.

The ultra-Orthodox group Lehava yesterday announced that it would not allow today’s parade to “pass quietly.” Today’s incident mirrors an attack at Jerusalem Pride 2005 in which three attendees were stabbed by an ultra-Orthodox protester. I’ll have video reports of today’s attack as soon as they become available. Below are apparent photos of the attacker being subdued by police.

UPDATE: The attack was caught in this photo.

UPDATE II: Here is the attacker chasing two girls with his knife as the police come after him.

UPDATE III: The Jerusalem Post has updated their above-linked story to report that the attacker is the same man arrested in the in the 2005 attack: “The suspect in Thursday’s stabbing attack, Yishai Shlissel, is the same man who perpetrated a similar stabbing attack at the 2005 Jerusalem gay pride parade. He was recently released from prison after having been convicted of stabbing three people during the parade ten years ago.”

UPDATE IV: Here’s the attacker about to pull his knife.

UPDATE V: Videos are coming in.


UPDATE VI: Netanyahu has denounced the attack.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attack contradicted the country’s “basic values”. “In the state of Israel the individual’s freedom of choice is one of basic values. We must ensure that in Israel, every man and woman lives in security in any way they choose. That’s how we acted in the past and how we’ll continue to act. I wish the wounded a speedy recovery,” he said in a statement. President Reuven Rivlin condemned the stabbing as a “terrible hate crime”. “People celebrating their freedom and expressing their identity were viciously stabbed,” he said. “We must not be deluded, a lack of tolerance will lead us to disaster. We cannot allow such crimes, and we must condemn those who commit and support them.” Hundreds of police are deployed along the parade route to prevent violence breaking out. Jerusalem police spokesman Asi Ahroni told Reuters there was a “massive presence” of police at the parade but “unfortunately the man managed to pull out a knife and attack”.

  • crewman

    This isn’t just a hate crime. When it has an ideology behind it and has an intent to serve as a warning to the target community it is terrorism.

    • Porkie

      Religious terrorism… hmmm….. that’s a new one, I wonder if it will catch on?

    • danolgb

      Oh.. but no.. we can only label one specific religion as terrorists. Anything else is an “isolated incident of a mentally disturbed person”.

      • ZhyKitty

        Bullshit. All of the Abrahamic cults are plagues.

        • barracks9

          I suspect danolgb was being snarky.

          • ZhyKitty

            I know he was.
            I just felt like saying it straight out.

          • barracks9

            I hear ya!

          • ZhyKitty

            BTW, I LOVE your new photo.
            You look so happy and so handsome in it. The smile is absolutely infectious! I find myself with a matching one every time I mouse over it and see it!

          • barracks9

            Thanks! So sweet of you to say that – made my morning! (There’s an embarrasing-my-friends-too-loud belly laugh that accompanies it!)

          • ZhyKitty

            I meant every word of it. : )

          • PLAINTOM

            I suspect he was being both accurate and snarky.

          • Rocco Gibraltar

            Let us not restrict ourselves to Abrahamic cults. Any person who says I am better than you because of what I believe is in cahoots. I would cry, but I just sigh instead, because this happens so often.

          • ZhyKitty

            True… but no one else is doing the damage the Abrahamic 3 are, not that I’m hearing about on the daily, anyway.
            The problem with the Abrahamic people is the zeal…you can’t reason with them…because they think god talks to them and is backing them up. That’s some scary shit. I don’t really see that in any other group, not that something like that wouldn’t be bound to rise up on the very same day we managed to be rid of the last of the Abrahamic cults…because after all, you know how people are.
            It’s always SOMETHING with humans.

          • Ron Robertson

            Yes, it’s the abrahamic ones that are doing this violence in the NAME of their religion.

          • ZhyKitty

            Yes, and they all have the same God….who just happens to be a shitty, violent, mean spirited deity on par with a cosmic spoiled child sitting over an ant hill with a magnifying glass and a hose.

          • Sk3ptic

            I take it a few steps further, ZhyKitty: that god is like a young Jeffrey Dahmer torturing and killing neighborhood animals practicing for his ultimate prey…people.

          • ZhyKitty

            Just so….quite right.

          • bambinoitaliano

            God is Lucifer. Evil as fuck!

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            They all talk incessantly about this god, yet they never bring up his parents.
            Seems he was brought up very poorly and without any family values whatsoever.

          • ZhyKitty

            Indeed, where are the parents?
            Someone needs to be held accountable.
            lol

          • Tor

            I think the Mormons do. But they don’t talk about their poor parenting skills.

          • motordog

            Indeed…

          • ZhyKitty

            Exactly. How fucking sick is that?
            It really is.

          • Joseph Miceli

            This sick?

          • Joseph Miceli

            I oh so lovingly refer to him as “the evil sky fairy.”
            Never fails to piss off the devout.

          • Rocco Gibraltar

            Quite right Zhy, but we have to look under the ugly scab to see how things really are. Jews hate Muslims, Musims hate Jews, Christians hate Muslims, and are ambivalent about Jews. I take that back. Mainline Christians and Catholics are ok with Jews until the rapture.

            Let me say this once and with enthusiasm…

            FUCK RELIGION, I AM O.K. AND I DO NOT NEED YOUR APPROVAL.

          • ZhyKitty

            Well said, dear.

          • Captain Jack

            I’m with you, all religion is the blight of the earth

          • gaymex

            Reagan didn’t actually close down mental institutions, he just forced them to change their names…now they’re called synagogues, churches, temples, mosques. The patients are the same, but the psychiatrists and psychologists have been replaced with deluded tax-dodging holy men.

          • non

            Only the Abrahamic cults are based on child sexual torture. Circumcision, which severs a majority of nerves (aka specialized neurons aka brain cells) of the pleasure sensing organ, has long term psychological consequences due to the reorganization of the cortical sensory homunculus.

            Circumcision is literally mind- and brain-altering. It’s no coincidence that Jews, Muslims, and Americans behave as they do.

            It’s a shame that American Christians forgot that Jesus successfully abolished circumcision and otherwise they may have declined to resurrect the practice in the 1850s.

          • jomicur

            Huh? Where did Jesus abolish circumcision?

            I like uncircumcised cocks as much as the next gay man (and maybe a bit more), but Jesus was a Jew and he endorsed the Jewish laws of his day.

          • non
          • jomicur

            Yes, but Jesus had nothing to do with it. That was Paul’s doing. As the Wikipedia article points out, Jesus himself was circumcised. Please cite any instance in the Gospels of Jesus condemning circumcision.

          • non

            Fair enough. Like all matters of religion, it is a matter of speculation, interpretation, and opinion. And, it is an entirely political choice to elevate the gospels to be the only authoritative writing about Jesus while disregarding the apocryphal works. Nevertheless, in the future, I will say “early Christians” ended the practice circumcision to avoid controversy and derailment of the conversation, and perhaps suggest some believe Jesus had something to do with it.

            Like all the others throughout history who have stuffed words in Jesus’s mouth, I am only using his name as a political tool. I don’t know or care if he existed or what he said or did. No one really does. It is all interpretation and opinion. I see no reason to put much effort into defending mine as the one true opinion ™.

            Some further reading: http://circumstitions.com/Xy.html

          • JulieBL

            Exactly. This was on Paul’s watch (like, the only decent thing the guy did).

          • non

            And I’m sure you meant to say “intact” cocks or “natural” cocks. If you prefer surgically altered penises you have a unnatural, bizarre cult fetish.

          • jomicur

            No, quiz kid, I meant exactly what I said. I like uncircumcised cocks. Interpreting that as meaning I prefer circumcised cocks wins you some kind of prize (and I really don’t want to know which one).

          • non

            I didn’t misunderstand you. I should have written more clearly. I only mean to object to the word “uncircumcised” itself. It is a biased word that implies that default state of a penis is surgically altered. When in reality all penises come standard with foreskin.

            We don’t refer to breasts as unmasectomized or vulvas as uninfibulated or uncircumcised. Penises should be treated no differently.

          • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

            I’m inclined to agree with you. I’m sure some of the atrocities that happened in Asia in the last century were committed by buddhists, but not (that I’m aware) in the name of Buddhism.

          • pch1013

            What’s happening to the Rohingya is pretty close, though.

          • Capritaur

            We might have seen some particular kinds of zealotry in Abrahamic religions, but all terrorist attacks can be considered isolated incidents of poorly managed mental illness, and they account for perhaps the least amount of casualty religions cause.

            I always scoff at the fetishistic idea that Eastern religions are peaceful and somehow superior, be it Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, or Heaven Worship. Perhaps none had a large-scale holy war, but all are structured to serve the powerful elite, and they syncretize with each other well only to perpetuate certain repressive political and social ideologies. People were subjugated for millennia in their political, communal, and family lives. With teachings like all mortal desires are the source of suffering, it only seeks to keep people complacent in their own misery. When disobeying one’s monarch, lord, or parents is not only dishonorable, but also ungodly and sacrilegious, few have true agency. This type of mental enslavement may not inspire spectacular displays of terrorism, but it allows persecutions and institutionalized atrocities to occur on a much larger scale in a much bloodier way.

          • danolgb

            I’m very seldom not snarky.

          • Robincho

            Your Snark-O-Meter™ is well calibrated.
            Is it one of those with a lengthy warranty?…

        • John Ruff

          F&*k yeah!

      • TampaZeke

        Exactly!

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      Its a crime period. Calling a hate crime or terrorism is completely and utterly meaningless.,

      • Toasterlad

        Running short on time today, so I’ll cut to the chase: hate crime, terrorism, and troll all have valid, specific meanings. The More You Know!©

        • Rich Farias

          Doo do do doooooo…

      • barracks9

        Why? This was done by a person of a particular faith, targeting people in a specific group at an event celebrating that group. It’s pretty much textbook hate crime.

        But…I’m glad you’ve told us what we can call it. Sure schooled us, didn’t you?

        • ZhyKitty

          LOL

          (In my mind, you were still smiling like in your picture when you said that. I’m in tears laughing over here.)

        • GayOldLady

          I’m with you Barracks, it’s a hate crime, no doubt about it. The SOB has already been to prison for the same crime. He singles out people he believes are gay, at a Gay Pride parade, and commences stabbing them.That’s a hate crime. I don’t know the laws in Israel, but I think Jewish people recognize a hate crime when they see one. This guy needs to be locked up and the keys need to be thrown away.
          BTW, love that bow tie!!!

          • barracks9

            Thanks! Made this one myself!

          • Bryan

            Love it!

          • Robincho

            Yep, ’tis a nice one, all right. And it’d make a lovely first step in the systematic removal of all your clothes!…

          • Skokieguy

            Hate crime? This is attempted murder. Mass murder.

        • danolgb

          And as I snarked above, hate crime and terrorism are actually the same thing. We just reserve the latter for one specific group of undesirable people instead of calling all terrorism what it is. Hate crime makes it sound isolated. Terrorism, which this surely was, shows that there is a movement behind it. And judging by the Lehava statement yesterday and the comments in JPost, it most certainly does. (Actually, depending on how you sort, I could have snarked below as well.)

          • Steverino

            Yes, hate crimes are terrorist acts in the context of an individual member of the group targeted for the attack.

      • crewman

        I don’t agree. Terrorism has a target broader than the immediate target. It is important to recognize that, name it, and address it appropriately. Otherwise the harmed population cannot protect itself or heal. Labeling hate crimes and taking a harder line against them is appropriate. Victims of that hate are sought out because they’re gay, black, Muslim, Jewish, etc. Anyone can be a victim of crime. Over and beyond that members of targeted communities are victims of hate crimes. Hate crime bills serve to set examples to those who would follow in their steps so serve to protect the targeted community.

        • Steverino

          Exactly. Terrorism attacks a group by targeting individual members as being representative of the group. Otherwise, violent crimes against individuals tend to be confined strictly to the person attacked: either personal hatred, or something the criminal wants from that one person (e.g., robbery, sexual assault, etc.).

          • TreGibbs

            But that’s exactly what this guy did – he attacked a group by targeting individuals of that group representing the entire group he seeks to intimidate. He’s a terrorist and it’s a hate crime. There is overlap here.

          • TreGibbs

            UPDATE : i’d like to correct my comment – this is a hate crime, not terrorism. The definitions are pretty consistent. Hate crimes target specific groups or individuals, while acts terrorism don’t care who is harmed, only that as many people as possible are injured/killed for political gain.

          • Rich Farias

            I would argue that “terrorism” is an overarching term, under which “hate crimes” are a subset.

          • TreGibbs

            I would argue that as well, but again, by definition, they are two separate things.

          • Steve Teeter

            But that’s what this guy did. He stabbed as many people as he could, and he didn’t care who. And don’t you think he did it for political gain? He certainly was trying to make a point.

          • TreGibbs

            He was targeting a specific group – in this case, LGBT’s. That makes it a hate crime. Again, this is not my opinion, this is by definition.

      • jomicur

        Buy yourself a good grade-school dictionary, read, and learn.

      • oikos

        Wrong. Next.

      • John T

        Which is why courts never make a distinction between first degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Anyone who kills somebody else gets the exact same punishment regardless of their intent or circumstances.

      • JT

        Hardly. It’s a legal matter so it even has legal meaning.

      • JoeNCA

        So why isn’t terrorism just charged as X cases of murder then?

    • Todd20036

      ITS THE SAME FUCKING GUY!!!!????

      What is wrong with you Israel??

      • Cousin Bleh

        Where do we start?

      • TheManicMechanic

        Paging Bunkerstadt Bill…

        • Bill_Perdue

          That’s not necessary/. I always reply to right wing thuglets. You should know.

      • Olterigo

        Unless you actually kill a person, Israel’s laws are more lax than most believe. Plus a lot more laws (than in the US) require government to prove specific intent to kill, which is not easy.

      • Adam

        It’s actually pretty complicated. He got 12 years for attempted murder, of which he served 10 (shortened for good behavior).
        The US tends to make longer prison sentences, and I can’t really say if that’s good or not. From what I understand your prison system is far from good.
        I can’t really blame “the system” that much for this. The man served his time and got out. Keeping track of all released people is unfeasible. It’s hard for me to imagine a penal system where this could have been prevented.

        • MattPS

          My feeling is that he’s a menace to society. If ten years weren’t enough for him to realize that what he did in 2005 was wrong, then they should give him a 50 year sentence. Period. If he’s given another slap on the wrist sentence, he’ll only put that time to use by refining his craft and someone will die when he’s released the next time.

          • Adam

            Of course, now it should be handled differently and if he ever sees the outside of a jail cell it should be under constant supervision.
            Still, I wouldn’t call 10 years in prison “a slap on the wrist”.

        • JT

          Have you ever heard of ankle tracking devices? He could easily have been tracked, especially during such an event.

          • Steve Teeter

            Unfortunately, once he’d served his time, they couldn’t do that anymore.

      • Bill_Perdue

        The zionist colonial state is exhibiting the usual signs of capitalism in its death agony. The includes high levels of homophobia, child abuse, rape and anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab and anti African racsim. Those characteristics are similar to those in the US but often take on exaggerated forms determined by the role of the zionist colony as a terrorist state that practices ethnic cleansing and which is undergoing extreme lurches to the right.

        “New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces Palestinian children face chokeholds, stun grenades, and forced confessions at the hands of Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch report reveals. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/20/new-probe-exposes-horrific-child-abuse-israeli-forces

        The zionist state has a widespread culture of rape and it seems as if most of the leaders of the zionist colony are involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfpnqKyhHY David Sheen is a reporter and content editor at Haaretz.com.

        Israel’s Palestinian Residents Are Treated as Second-Class Citizens The country’s political leadership is actively enacting laws that ensure a pervasive institutionalized system of discrimination.” http://www.alternet.org/world/israels-palestinian-residents-are-treated-second-class-citizens

        New survey challenges Israel’s gay-friendly image Survey by American research institute reveals Israel might be gay capital of Middle East, but lags behind western countries when it comes to accepting its gay brethern: only 40% of Israelis think LGBT community should be accepted, versus 88% in Spain. Huge gap exists between secular (61% support), religious (26%)” http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4391274,00.html

    • GarySFBCN

      Here is what perplexes me: The pro-religion people say he is an extremist and that this is against all of the teachings. But every foundation text I’ve read for Christianity, Judaism and Islam all admonish that we (gays) are an abomination and ‘kill the gays’.

      So who is being more religious – those who kill us in the name of God according what is written or those who call themselves religious but ignore the texts that are supposedly the word of God?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Reminds me of the who big debate between Ben Affleck and Bill Maher about stereotyping the entire religion sect.
        https://youtu.be/EN52CP2_F0U

    • TreGibbs

      It’s actually not terrorism. By definition, it’s a hate crime. Again, by definition, terrorism doesn’t target specific groups or individuals which is what hate crimes do – it seeks to kill or injure as many people possible, regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, etc. for political gain. That, however, doesn’t make this man any less dangerous than a terrorist.

    • MDB

      Stone the bastard for 6 heinous counts of attempted murder!!!
      NO.MERCY !!!!!

    • Bill_Perdue

      The zionist colony is a terrorist state and this is the logical result of it deterioration into a hate filled colo9ny populated by racits and homophobes.

  • Daniel

    God’s chosen godly children of god.

    • jomicur

      And sloshing over with “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

  • GarySFBCN

    We people of this angry planet need to ban any organization that has ‘orthodox’ in its name. Orthodox = unable to get along with others and incompatible with peace on our planet.

    • Gindy51

      Or fundamental.

      • Steverino

        Or family.

        • John Ruff

          Or Traditional!

        • TreGibbs

          Except Sister Sledge…

  • bryan

    The size of that knife : He clearly brought it to kill. Another example of religious fundamentalist terrorism.

    • Sk3ptic

      That got my attention too. Complete sociopath so afraid of himself he wraps himself up in literal interpretation of a primitive religion, hoping it’ll give him direction.
      It just really never works out well that way.

  • Sk3ptic

    Religion is pathologic.

  • Brian G

    The comments on that link are as abhorrent as the crime itself.

    • KQCA

      OMG… you’re right. They are the very embodiment of abhorrence. Many of the comments have been left by people claiming to be American. They’re actually cheering for the stabbings and hoping for more.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Reading newspapaper website comments sections will stab your soul as many times as this guy stabbed strangers.

    • I can’t even bring myself to look.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Yeah, the update photo needs a tag. “NSFW” doesn’t quite cover it.

    • GarySFBCN

      But Israel is the beacon of gay rights. Or something.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Tel Aviv != Jerusalem.

        Not excusing anything, or anyone, but just like the USA… widely differing cultural milieux.

      • BrandySpears

        Yeap. The only place in the region you’ll see this happening infuriating religious nutters and anti-semtie pseudo-leftists since 1993.

        • GarySFBCN

          Good for them.

        • Bill_Perdue

          Almost half of the colonists are gay haters. When asked by Pew Research whether or not ‘Society Should Accptp Homosexualtiy” 47% said no and 40% said yes in polling conducted, or a least reported, in 2013. http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/06/04/the-global-divide-on-homosexuality/

          Stop lying. There are regular gay pride parades in Turkey.

      • danolgb

        Someone on the JPost article just posted that Israel is a democratic nation where everyone is equal. I couldn’t stop laughing.

    • romanhans

      Hyperbole is the worst thing in the world.

      • Scott Carpenter

        Hyperbole makes me literally vomit up my toenails.

        • Sk3ptic

          I see what you did there 🙂

    • Cousin Bleh

      Please tell me the Drudge Report is linking to that article and those aren’t actual Israelis leaving comments.

    • JT

      Many are appalling. Some of those people need to be put under supervision.

  • TexPlant

    Hate is hate no matter the country or the religion behind it.

  • millers3888

    No worse than radical Muslims shoving gays off of buildings. I think I might just buy property on Fire Island somewhere and live there for eternity without any news. I would be far less stressed..

    • Toasterlad

      Right next to the gays who donated to Ted Cruz!

      • millers3888

        They’ve learned their lesson. They are pariahs in the gay community, I’m sure they’ll be keeping their mouths, living rooms and wallets shut for a while..

        • jomicur

          No, they’ll just do everything they can to keep the news from leaking out. I can’t imagine they’ll be doing anything as dumb as openly hosting Ted Cruz events again.

    • RoFaWh

      There’s a great deal to be said in favor of leading a reclusive, hermit-like existence where the car isn’t started most days.

      • millers3888

        And I would love all the gays to join me! You often hear “If you put all the gays on an island, they would cease to exist”… Well, we know that’s not true, but the “putting all the gays on an island” sounds fantastic! Just leave us there, I’m sure we wouldn’t complain…

        • BobSF_94117

          New Zealand maybe?

          • millers3888

            Glorious!

  • Regan DuCasse

    I love asking anyone anti gay this very simple question: if all the gay people disappeared today, what kinds of horribles among mankind would still remain?

    Exactly. If the world isn’t a better place for the absence of gay people, then it’s gay people who aren’t the problem.
    It’s truly bad, when a JEW doesn’t get that.

    • jomicur

      But there wouldn’t be any more hurricanes, earthquakes or volcanoes!

  • Ugh. This is terrorism, plain and simple. I hope everyone who was stabbed will be okay.

  • MattM

    A couple of years ago I went on Birthright. One of the places I was forced to visit is this small Orthodox town where most people are paid by the government to study the Torah. They are EXTREMELY homophobic and misogynist (and racist). My tour guide that day (he was the tour guide only for the boys – the girls his pregnant, modestly-dressed wife as their tour guide) was this ex-American with a half dozen kids from a Reform household in Boston that abandoned his parents and siblings after being swept up into Orthodoxy. Scary, scary, scary guy. Like in most religions, the Orthodox people can be truly frightening.

    This incident is not shocking at all. And the craziest part about it is that the national government PAYS for these people to be this nuts.

    • I heard on NPR this morning that they’re looking at creating a program similar to Birthright for evangelical Christian youths because said youths aren’t buying into the Zionism that the evangelical elders did, threatening ties with Israel.

    • wmforr

      uh… how many Fundamentalist Church-run “universities” receive Federal tax dollars here?

      • Steve Teeter

        Too many.

  • Isaac

    Just remember: nobody was stabbed in the name of atheism today.

    • RoFaWh

      And your point is….?

      • Clungeflaps

        uh oh sounds like we have a butthurt christian here.

      • TreGibbs

        I think his point is that religious extremists are mentally derranged assholes, are a threat to humanity and need to be treated as such.

    • Toasterlad

      I think a better way to put that might be “no one was stabbed in the name of atheism” today. I have no doubt that people are being stabbed (or otherwise killed or injured) for BEING atheists as we speak.

    • Sk3ptic

      I’d amend that to say “no atheist stabbed anyone for atheistic heresy today.”

  • MacCrocodile

    The reports I’ve been reading suggest it’s the same guy who served ten years in prison for the 2005 attack.

    • SockMikey

      The link above that Joe put says it’s the same guy too.

      http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Police-Man-stabs-four-people-at-Jerusalem-gay-pride-parade-410687

      The suspect in Thursday’s stabbing attack, Yishai Shlissel, is the same man who perpetrated a similar stabbing attack at the 2005 Jerusalem gay pride parade. He was recently released from prison after having been convicted of stabbing three people during the parade ten years ago.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        He doubled his body count. One hopes they’ll double the sentence.

    • kaydenpat

      Wow. Then he needs to spend the rest of his life in jail for attempted murder. He’s obviously a danger to the public.

    • JT

      A criminal religious nutcase. Sounds about right.

  • wmforr

    He must be a Muslim terrorist… after all, they’re the only evil people…

  • PLAINTOM

    I assume Liberty Council has already offered legal assistance to help this man’s defense since the government is attacking his firmly held religious beliefs.

  • Toasterlad

    Here we are: the power to cause earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, meteor strikes (coming soon!), and we STILL can’t bring together three branches of Abrahamic faith that hate our guts. They all still attack us one by one, when their only hope is inter-faith all-out assault on all things homo. Really, they could work this out for themselves is they’d only give it some thought. It’s almost as if religious people weren’t rational.

  • Rocco Gibraltar

    Conservatism/ Orthodoxy across all religions is a cancer on humanity. I am sorry, but words fail.

    • ZhyKitty

      The ones you chose were really good!
      Well said!

  • TMA

    wow. such israel. mani freedumz. much tolerant. 2progressivebeachparadise4me. can keep killing pallys plz? cant handle wow.

  • JT

    Let’s see if this scumbag terrorist tries the “religious freedom” defense.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Yeah, that update photo …. just, fuck.

  • PLAINTOM

    And the 18th GOP candidate enters the race.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      They’ll do anything to topple Trump.

  • Stev84

    The real long-term threat to Israel in its current form isn’t Iran but the Ultra-Orthodox.

  • b

    They are nuts. You see them here in black and white. The wives shave their heads, then wear sexy wigs! They always wear black skirts, below the knees. They have taken over Israel, too, with an alcohol craving to bomb Iran, and destroy peace. How we hitched our secular nation to such a religious lunatic nation is beyond belief.

    • Stev84

      The US isn’t as secular as people pretend it to be. In practice it’s a proto-theocracy already. And a large motivation for the support of Israel is the belief that Jesus will return some day and that Israel needs to exist for that to happen.

      • ZhyKitty

        True.

      • b

        We here in the US don’t think we are god’s chosen people and that god gave us our real estate, and more, if we can blow up our way to controlling Mexico. That’s the analogy to Orthodox crazy beliefs. They are as crazy as their hair face.

        • jomicur

          The fundies (i.e. Republicans) believe exactly that.

        • PLAINTOM

          Tell the Native Americans your theory, they may disagree.

        • Herald

          Read the very early history of New England. the Native Americans in that region and elsewhere would disagree. Also like the Orthodox they did a lot of policing and kicking out those who were not “religious” enough.

          • Stev84

            Not just New England. The westward expansion of the US was driven by the belief that Americans are destined to rule the entire continent. And it was accomplished by driving the Indians off their land and onto reservations.

          • Herald

            Agreed, but New England started it off with a distinct religious flavor. Greed and racism took it from there.

        • Stev84

          Such a shame that schools doesn’t teach real American history. The conservatives always prevent that:

          http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/07/30/3686060/conservatives-get-major-win-fight-ap-history-classes/

        • shivadog

          Actually that is pretty much exactly what religious fundamentalists in America believe.

    • Morty

      Ugh I Grew up in downtown Manhattan and in the 90s, for some weird reason, when I was a young teen boy, every now and then I would have an SUV with a hasidic guy at the wheel make catcalls at me and wink at me and tell me to get in..I am not making this up !!! Everytime I look at hasidic men now I think of almost being kidnapped and raped by pedophiles !!

    • ZhyKitty

      I’ve never actually seen any orthodox Jewish people.
      I don’t think we have them down here in this part of the Deep South….which is weird because given how popular religious batshittery is down here, you’d think they’d fit right in.

      • leastyebejudged

        Not much of a diamond trade in the deep south tho.

        • ZhyKitty

          True that…though in Atlanta, I’m sure there is money for such things…
          There just aren’t that many people around here who could afford them.

          I wouldn’t want diamonds even if I had money, though. Things like that just never held any appeal for me.

      • Piet

        Most of the Jewish people who settled in the South originally were Reform Jews from Germany, not Orthodox.

        • ZhyKitty

          Most of the people I know who refer to themselves as Jewish don’t seem to have much religion, so to speak.
          I don’t know the difference in different types/sects of Judaism, but that’s likely because I’ve not been exposed to very many Jewish people living here.

          Where I am, the population is not as diverse as it would be in a city and outlying areas…like Atlanta…

          • Piet

            Reform Jews don’t look particularly different from anyone else in the neighborhood. A *very* rough comparison between Reform and Orthodox would be the difference between Methodists and pre-Vatican II Catholics. A lot of the Jews who came over from Germany ended up settling in places where there were very few other Jews, so there was a lot of intermarriage — Barry Goldwater’s family is an example; came over as Jewish but ended up Episcopalian.

  • another_steve

    There is no difference — none whatsoever — between Jewish fundamentalists and their Christian and Muslim counterparts. It’s all “one demon.”

    Here in the States, the Jewish fundamentalists are, thankfully, small in number and generally confined to urban centers where the watchful can keep a close eye on them.

    • ZhyKitty

      Yeah…we don’t have them here.
      I see all kinds of xtian fundie nutters, and we have the Mennonites and Pentecostals (you can tell who they are by looking at them because of their clothes and hair)….and we even have nuns and monks wearing old fashioned gear, but I’ve never seen any Orthodox Jewish people before. We do have Jewish people, of course, just not the ones in the Orthodox outfits.

      • leastyebejudged

        They’re all over NYC.

        • ZhyKitty

          I’ve seen them in movies and on tv in NYC… just never seen any in person.

        • pj

          chicago too

        • David L. Caster

          Enough to fill Yankee Stadium and then some.

      • another_steve

        There’s a pretty large population of rabid Jewish fundamentalists in New York City. Over the decades there have been ugly clashes between them and the African American community. Like all bigots, they don’t like or trust members of other minority communities.

        When you see the occasional Orthodox Jewish spokesperson (black-garbed) standing behind Brain Brown and Co. at one of their hate rallies, odds are he’s from NYC and bussed in to present the illusion of “unanimous condemnation” by the greater religious community.

        As it pertains to American Jewry, the vast vast majority of American Jews — having experienced directly or having (what I call) a genetic remembrance of hatred directed toward them — are not, themselves, haters.

        Reform and Reconstructionist American Jewish congregations, as well as many Conservative Jewish congregations, have been marrying same-sex couples for years now.

        Homophobia is not prevalent in the American Jewish community.

        It’s there — particularly among some older Jews — but not prevalent.

      • Steve Teeter

        Nuns and monks wear blue jeans these days.

        • ZhyKitty

          I’m sure many do, but here we still have some that wear traditional costumes.

    • Steve

      You are wrong – there is a difference. They wear different clothing.

      • Stev84

        Every religion must have a different hat

        • NZArtist

          That’s so they know they’re the Real True Religion ™

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I guess Courtney Love was wrong: When they get what they want, they apparently DO want it again.

  • LonelyLiberal

    He looks nice. And sane.

    • ZhyKitty

      Right? That face!
      It’s almost looks like something out of a Nazi propaganda cartoon to me, he’s so angry and deranged looking.

      • JulieBL

        I knew I’d seen that somewhere before..

  • why isn’t there any blood on the knife? not trying to provoke, just asking. he doesn’t seem to have much blood on his hands, either.

    srsly. i am just asking questions. i am 100% suspicious about all media these days. i have no opinion or any ideology i’m trying to suggest by these questions. other than: i don’t trust pictures.

    i’m sure it’s highly likely he’s an anti-gay religious nutjob. but, where’s the blood? i see some on the photo of the victim, but not the perp. or his weapon.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Update II: I’m apparently WAY more squeamish than I would like to believe. But it has to be seen.

  • JoeMyGod

    The Jerusalem Post has updated their story to report that the attacker is the same guy from the 2005 stabbings. He JUST got out of prison for that. Refresh for more.

    • Oh, for fuck’s sake.

    • People4Humanity

      [un-]HOLY SHIT! 💩

    • bryan

      Anyone who released this zealot helped this crime happen.

    • JT

      Incredible. Don’t they keep track of such people? He should have been located and followed at such an event.

      This is the Israeli police force in action?

      • Adam

        I’m sure the notorious american police force (or any other police force for that matter) would have done a SPLENDID job with such a case.

        • JT

          The Israeli police force is what is under discussion and has just been made notorious for this incident if it wasn’t before.

        • uhhuhh

          I’m sure Netanyahu didn’t give a damn because he’s part of his political base.

          • Olterigo

            In all likelihood this guy is not a part of Netanyahu’s base. And Netanyahu has already denounced this hate crime as did the two chief rabbis.
            PS From what I read about him, it seems that he is likely from the community that does not believe in Israel’s legitimacy altogether on religious grounds.

          • Bill_Perdue

            BS. He lives in the zionist colony and benefits from it’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, it’s apartheid and it’s and theft.

          • Olterigo

            And? He needs to live somewhere and the settlement works just as well.

            For all the alleged non-antisemitism of the Arabs, in 1948 they cleaned out ALL the Jews and ALL the synagogues in the Old City, even those who were against the state.

          • Bill_Perdue

            People dislike being colonized.

          • Olterigo

            So did the Jews a millennium ago. Too bad that the colonizers from the Arabian peninsula only like to dish it out.

          • Olterigo

            Oh, you mean Israel in general. Well, too bad.

    • JoeNCA

      Just three weeks ago.

  • pch1013

    Putin, Erdogan, Netanyahu – three peas in a pod, showing what happens when you coddle and encourage the worst, most regressive elements in your society.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Fucking freak. How is this not attempted murder?

    • Stev84

      Because religion

  • Rich Farias

    Catapult the fucker naked into Gaza.

    • Cousin Bleh

      Hanukah gift to Hamas.

  • kaydenpat

    Sickening what hatred can lead to. What does he get out of hurting people he doesn’t even know? Hope he gets the maximum punishment for what should be seen as attempted murder.

    • ZhyKitty

      Evidently he didn’t learn anything after his first sentencing in 2005 when he did this exact same thing before.
      They’re going to need to do better with the next sentencing, as he doesn’t seem to be the least bit repentant.

  • Blake Jordan

    No one is better at proving god does not exist than the “devoutly religious”!!!

    • rusty57

      Amen to that brother.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I hope he NEVER gets out of prison now. He is a dangerous man and should be locked up. I do hope all injured parties recover and show up to court to see him off. This is a hate crime and terrorism.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Jesus, control your people.

    • Gregory In Seattle

      Not many Orthodox Jews follow the Lich King.

      • danolgb

        But on the article of “Jesus welcomes you..” the mayor specifically said Jesus is in all religions. 🙂

    • oikos
      • Hmm, I’m thinking about printing this off, and sticking it to my front door. I keep getting folks with bibles knocking on my door. Ya think it would work?

        • oikos

          I used to have this one on my front door at my old house. 🙂

          http://www.evolvefish.com/No-Bible-Thumpers-Emblem-p/e-nobiblethump.htm

          • ooooh! thats a good one! Did it work?

          • oikos

            It did. One day I was taking a nap and I heard footsteps come onto the porch and then leave. I peeked outside and Jehovah witnesses had seen the sign and were leaving. I never had any more of them after that.

          • My Uncle was pestered by both the Jehovah folks and LDS. One day around lunch he was still in bed hugely hung over, and the door bell goes. No one who knew Uncle ever went to the front door, nor rang that bell. Uncle answers the door naked with a baseball bat. For some odd reason, they never returned!

            But I like your way of dealing with unwanted door knockers.

          • oikos

            I was told by a friend who left the JWs that they put your address on a list if their proselytizers encounter a hostile resident.

          • Steve Teeter

            A friend of mine told me that when these people came to his door he would thank them and say he was a practicing Christian. They usually went away. If they didn’t he would tell them he was also a practicing homosexual. Then they always went away.

          • I managed to get the ladies from the mormon’s to leave me alone, by telling them I’d let them in if they could honestly tell me they believed that loving homosexual couples deserved the right to marry. They tried to argue with me, but I stood firm. That was the last time a mormon came to that address.

  • shellback

    This mayhem is brought to you by religion – the fastest spreading mental illness on Earth.

  • zhera

    Fucking terrorist. Hope everyone survive and that he never sees freedom again.

  • oikos

    About 60% of Haredi or orthodox Jews in Israel are not employed (by choice) and on the dole, giving them plenty of time to foment hate. In 2014 Israel,which has mandatory conscription in its armed forces, had to pass a law forcing Haredi to comply with compulsory service.

    • Why wont they work? They need to cut them off the dole pronto and get their lazy hatefilled asses to work.

      • Stubenville

        They are given a stipend to spend their days in religious studies.

        • Kenneth Hwang

          I’ve heard stories of Haredi fathers of four or five children who refuse to work in order to study Torah as it demands utmost devotion….

          • Steve Teeter

            Tell me why this isn’t like an ultra-conservative madrassa.

  • Greg B.

    If he was Muslim, this would be called a terrorist attack.

    • jomicur

      And Bibi would use it as an excuse to bomb the Palestinians again.

      • Greg B.

        And the American right would actually be denouncing violence against gays…for a change.

    • BrandySpears

      If he would have been Muslim, there wouldn’t be any coverage on it at all on this blog – like the 8 Syrian gay men slaughtered this month.

      • Greg B.

        Simply not true.

        • BrandySpears

          Oh? Link to the post then.

      • uhhuhh

        Hey, it’s the vicious, Arab-hating, Netanyahu-worshiping transsexual.

        • BrandySpears

          Oh, look. Its the racist who says all Arabs are Muslim and all Muslims are Arabs.

          • uhhuhh

            LOL! It was a reference to your leader’s racism: “Arab voters are coming out in droves!”

            But if it makes you feel better, we can specify that you’re bigoted against Muslims of all races.

          • BrandySpears

            Take your meds, cupcake. You’ve never heard me once praise Netanyahu.

          • uhhuhh

            Oops, corrected and left with nothing to say. Anti-Muslim bigot and Netanyahu-worshiper.

          • BrandySpears

            The only person in the conversation concerned about the death of Arab Muslims happens to be me. You’re just offended I criticize your favorite homophobic murderous religion. Take your meds, princess.

    • Porkie

      If he were a muslim the police in update 2 would have popped a cap in his ass instead of letting run on and potentially attack further victims.

      • Olterigo

        No they wouldn’t. Anyone sane trained in handling arms would recognize that it would have been far too dangerous to shoot at such a public event.

    • TreGibbs

      EXACTLY

    • Adam

      This IS called a terrorist attack, by many Israelis any on all sides of the political spectrum.

      • Greg B.

        Can you provide an example of a conservative American media outlet describing this attack with the words terror, terrorist, or terrorism?

  • Max_1

    The religion of hate comes in several denominations, not just Catholic, Muslim, Jew…

  • John Ruff

    When will people realize that orthodox jews are the scum of the earth, just like fundamentalist Christians.

    • leastyebejudged

      They actually treat their women a lot worse.

      • John Ruff

        Ha ha ha. I shouldn’t laugh, but you’re probably right. I remember having to deal with them when I was raised in Miami Beach. I couldn’t believe how they lived, filthy, deplorable, depraved conditions that should have been reported.

        • leastyebejudged

          They really are remarkably vile people, they make Pentecostals look perfectly sane by comparison.

      • Bill_Perdue

        They’re not the only ones.

        The zionist state has a widespread culture of rape and it seems as if most of the leaders of the zionist colony are involved. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCfpnqKyhHY David Sheen is a reporter and content editor at Haaretz.com.

    • Stev84

      The Orthodox aren’t quite as crazy as the Ultra-Orthodox

      The spectrum goes Reform -> Conservative -> Orthodox -> Ultra-Orthodox

  • Gregory In Seattle

    Yet another religious fanatic goes on a murderous rampage. Gee, imagine my surprise.

  • bkmn

    And they call us freaks. No greater hypocrites than the uber-religious who claim that life is sacred then turn around and do crap like this.

  • MikeBx2

    So he’s been sitting in prison for 10 years just waiting for the opportunity to do it again. Only religion can make even a mad man that diabolical.

  • billbear1961

    Religion!

    LOOK at that evil face!

  • delk

    The group announced that its members would show up at the parade holding rainbow colored banners reading: “Mum, where is Dad?” and “Dad, where is Mum?”

    Living on the dole. Avoiding military service. Not contributing to society in any worthwhile way. Living in the hateful past.

    • Adorning beards that probably smell like a dead whale’s vagina…

      • delk

        I’d take that knife and shave him on the spot.

        • RoFaWh

          I’m hoping that Israeli prison discipline calls for heads shaved to the skin.

          And, if remarks here can be believed, lots of baths and daily changes of underwear.

      • John Ruff

        They really are a filthy, dirty, nasty people. I remember them well on Miami Beach. You could smell them a mile away.

        • Piet

          Still living in 17th Century conditions because of their miracle-working original rabbis. A bath a month whether they need it or not. Dressed for the climate of Lithuania at all seasons of the American (or Middle Eastern) year.

  • sw42

    I realize I’m trying to apply logic to insanity, but in what worldview is stabbing someone going to bring you closer to whatever deity you believe in? On a side note, bearded guy, your deity is a very shitty one. Maybe consider change deities.

    • Gregory In Seattle

      Keep in mind that his god thrives on blood and pain. He is worshiped by killing animals, one after the other, and flinging the blood around the ritual area. He has frequently demanded — and been joyously given — human sacrifices in the form of war, mass murder, and genocide. Crimeny, every male worshiper must undergo genital mutilation and have part of his penis whacked off. Just read the Tanakh (the Old Testament, if you come from a Christian background.) This Jewish view of deity is exactly why the Muslim and Christian gods are so violent and bloodthirsty, too.

  • Gigi

    Lock him up and throw away the key!

    • Mark

      and force him to watch gay porn until he self-incinerates.

      • uhhuhh

        Ha! He would like nothing more!

    • TheManicMechanic

      With a lifetime diet of bacon, shaving and showering.

  • Mark

    As if he wasn’t already a standout…..maybe this sonofabitch needs a dose of his own medicine. This is strike 2. They will be ready for him next time…and I’ll bet his silly gawd doesn’t save his ass.

  • Curly Sue

    I know this sounds a bit fussy, but since the report describes all of the victims as being in their thirties, why does the picture in Update II have a caption stating that the attacker is chasing “two girls”?

  • bambinoitaliano

    Proves that religion kills.

    • MJD

      Not always. It maims and tortures too.

  • rextrek1

    THIS from a People who were Once KILLED / GASED for just being Themselves…..?! Religion – the Brain Poison that keeps on Giving….

  • John T

    Any god who commands his followers to go out and murder his fellow humans for the arbitrary sin of loving the wrong gender is no god any sane person should want to worship.

    It is immoral to worship the god of Abraham, full stop.

  • leastyebejudged

    Netanyahu is such a duplicitous asshole.

    The guy will be out of jail in a few months, cus Zionism.

  • Eebadee-eebadee-thatsallfolks

    Governors Mike Pence and Bobby Jindal are, I’m sure, very concerned that the Jerusalem police are preventing this man from following his sincerely held religious beliefs.

    • If FADA were in place could he be prosecuted for wielding that knife? Because he is just killing in the name of his god for his sincerely held religious beliefs.

      Yes, I know this happened in Israel, just curious as to how far FADA would stretch.

  • Steve

    Another religion of peace and love showing its true colors.

  • Robert Conner

    And why wasn’t this crazy piece of shit confined for life after the first attack? Oh yeah, because Judaism, yada yada. Religion is a shit magnet as we observe for about the hundred millionth time.

  • JoeMyGod
    • abel

      No surprise there, sadly. Fundamentalists of every stripe are scary.

    • SockMikey

      Some of them would *love* to see more of that here in America.

    • Dale082

      I see there are some “Comments Deleted” and judging from the responses to those comments I’m not sure they were comments from our side … and that got me wondering … after all the nastiness in the comments on that site WHAT do you have to say to be deleted?

    • Schlukitz

      I just spent the better part of an hour on that site.

      Most of the commentaries were revolting.

    • JCF

      Sick.

  • Rod Steely

    Throw the criminal in jail for life. Religion is idiotic. The sad thing is that the bible is basically an instruction manual on this kind of behavior.

  • PiperPine

    Well there is a poster boy for recidivism. I wonder if they’ll have a harsher punishment for him this time around or if the current political strength of the ultra orthadox will stymie the prosecutors. Either way a disturbing and terrible thing to happen at pride and I’m glad no one has died.

  • DaveMiller135

    Get a job.

  • Jmdintpa

    christians jews muslims all worship the god of abraham and all are blood thirsty death obsessed violent religions.

  • James

    Fucking mediaeval savages the lot of them, by which I mean anyone who professes a religion.

  • JT

    Natanyahoo may be thinking about a medal for the criminal.

  • D. J.

    Ben Shapiro tweet in 5,4,3,……
    Maybe little man will be silent on this?

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      It’ll be something about gay antisemites playing the victim or something similarly divorced from reality.

  • leastyebejudged

    “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attack contradicted the country’s “basic values”.”

    BS, Israel is a Zionist Oligarchy.

  • Mike in Texas

    What a nightmare. I hope justice will be done, but I’m not holding my breath.

    We were in Israel a few years ago. As it turned out, we happened to be in Jerusalem at the Wall late on a Friday afternoon as Sabbath approached. The ultra orthodox men there were fairly hostile to us, trying their best to make us feel unwelcome. Between that and the craziness about passing into the Palestinian territory to get to Jerusalem, I was left with a very bad feeling about Israel. I don’t think I will ever return.

    • Jake Patton Tinsley

      neither will jesus

    • Schlukitz

      From what I have seen and read about Israel, I don’t think that I would care to visit it.

  • Robert Adams

    I have no problem with anyone who wants to die for their religious beliefs. But the religious nuts always expect someone else to die for the nuts’ religious beliefs.A whole lot of dying for some other clown’s religious beliefs goes on every day.

    Not many of us atheists are out there killing you religious nuts because you don’t share our beliefs. Don’t think you would like it if too much we started playing the game by your rules.

    • MJD

      I doubt that. They believe their actions merit rewards after death. I suspect being killed is part of their plan, whether it happens during their rampage or after.

  • DesertSun59

    Isn’t it interesting how his fundamentalist religion induced him to go on a murderous rampage? You should not be surprised. After all, he worships an extremely well documented GENOCIDAL deity. If you don’t believe me, just open the Bible and start reading. Within one chapter you will discover that the Jews invented a pathological genocidal deity.

  • gaymex

    When will we finally just call it for what it is…evangelical terrorism. I’m sick of our brothers and sisters being injured or killed by these haters and I’m sick of those who use their pulpits to incite these acts.

    • zhera

      Had it been a muslim, it would’ve been called terrorism by every news outlet in the world.

      • gaymex

        Disgustingly true.

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Off with his h**d! His intolerance makes me intolerant.

  • BBC has confirmed that the man arrested was the same one who stabbed 4 people at Jerusalem Pride in 2005. Yishai Schlissel – who had only just been released 3 weeks ago, after serving his prison term for that attack.

    So much for the “rehabilitation” argument. Prison is meant to punish, not rehabilitate. Obviously neither was accomplished here. Perhaps “an eye for an eye” would serve better…?

    • Religious extremism to the point where one is ready to kill others is quite hard to save people from, obviously he is a persistent threat to society so this time he needs to stay away far longer.

    • Schlukitz

      Or an “oy” for an “oy”?

      In any event, I see the “key” to your argument.

  • Clive Johnson

    Supernaturalist, traditionalist faith is a cancer on the earth. We must rid ourselves of this illness through radically humanized educational systems that encourage curiosity, open mindedness, reason, science, personal growth, lifelong learning and all the other positive human potentials. Religious dogma must be retired from human history if we’re to have a decent future.

    Back to lunch.

  • TampaZeke

    This is an OUTRAGE! How dare those people tackle him and deny him his religious liberty and expression!

  • Jeffrey

    The movie theater shooter last week was a Christian terrorist. I have made every opportunity online to call him that. We must acknowledge that all who commit terror in the name of their religion are terrorists. Not just the nutty fucking Muslims. They are not any nuttier than the orthodox Jews or fundamentalist Christians.

    • Ben in Oakland

      But they’se furriners. Ours are domestic. world of difference.

  • Tell me again how extreme religious belief isn’t a mental illness?

    • NZArtist

      You don’t need the ‘extreme’ in there for your statement to be just as true.

  • Blake Jordan

    Are the rethugs going to blame Pres. Obama’s Iran deal for this?

  • crankyd

    As they say… “If you believe that your religion is worth dying for, please kill yourself.”
    These Ultra Orthodox shit-stains are nothing more than a liability, holding back any chance of peace within Israeli daily life, regardless of the other obvious issues there.

  • Toasterlad

    Just like I’ve always said: People with beards are mentally ill.

    • William

      Hey! I resemble that remark… in so many ways.

      • sherman

        I don’t think fur is actually considered a beard.

    • MattM

      Beards you say?

      • Toasterlad

        Further proof!

  • The same guy as the 2005 attack??? This time lock him up and throw away the keys. Glad that the police were able to quickly respond and subdue this zealot.

  • William

    If you religion tells you to kill, time to reconsider your religion.

  • motordog

    Oh, thank goodness no one ever chased people like him through the streets, intent on hurting and/or killing him…

    And I assert that Godwin’s Law does NOT apply in this case…

  • WICKET99

    He’s just continuing Gawd’s time-honored tradition of violence.

  • mml34

    in the u.s. this nut would have had a legally purchased AR-15 and would have handily killed dozens.

    • In the Israeli theatre, you can do the same. You can also build a car bomb far more easily and kill or maim hundreds.

      Next facetious argument, please.

    • Steven Leahy

      Israel’s probably not the best example to use for your point.

    • Antinousian

      He may not have been able to get one. Gun ownership isn’t a right over there.

  • zoli

    sick, sick, sick, religion, religion, religion. sick religion, sick religion, sick religion.

  • Odd Brayer

    Are we certain that’s not Rod Dreher?

  • Also Guilty

    The people who allowed his early release? Also guilty.
    The Far Right Ultra-Orthodox opposing LGBTs’ right to march for Equality? Also guilty.
    The people who heard this lunatic-with-a-previous-record trying to stop the march, and failed to detain him? Also guilty.

    • McSwagg

      I hadn’t read that Israel had perfected the “pre-crime” system (a la ‘Minority Report’). If you, yourself, had pre-cognition of the impending crime and failed to inform the authorities, wouldn’t that also make you guilty?

      I’m certainly not defending the attacker or his assaults, but rather, the fact that he was able to hide his intentions prior to his release from prison proves that he was not ‘mentally compromised’. He surely has been planning this all along.

  • NancyP

    And I thought that Israel knew how to do domestic security…. This is a huge fail for the police – totally predictable, and they didn’t tail the perp for a day.

  • Steven Leahy

    This guy and others like him are at the heart of much of the vitriol that nuts like Huckabee expect Americans to go to war and die for. Really?

  • Ninja0980

    This is a terrorist attack, period.

  • TexasBoy

    Because, you know, Israel’s at war with almost all of it’s neighbors, and that isn’t enough for the war mongers. Now we need Israeli on Israeli attacks. Religion, dumbing down the world and destroying civilizations throughout history.

  • JCF

    Hey, Israeli prison authorities: could you please THROW AWAY THE KEY on this motherf#cker this time???

  • D. J.

    It appears that Ben “little man” Shapiro has chosen to remain silent.
    Maybe he’s busy filing a police report against a LGBTI person….