Why can’t Jews and Muslims get along politically in the Middle East when the two religions clearly have so much in common when it comes to trampling on the rights of women?
A group of ultra-Orthodox men attacked a police car in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Yisrael on Thursday, shattering its front and back windshields
Police were called to the scene after the neighborhood’s so-called “modesty patrol” beset a car in which a group of ultra-Orthodox women were traveling, claiming that they were dressed immodestly.
Several ultra-Orthodox men broke the car’s windows, punctured its tires and poured fish oil on it.
After the attack on the police car, another group of police arrived and quelled the disturbance.
Informal “modesty patrols” have been known to operate in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and towns to enforce — sometimes violently — a strict reading of Jewish views on modesty and propriety.
Poured fish oil on the police car? Is that some sort of ritual to make the car kosher? Who carries fish oil around with them anyway?
Note that the attacked women were also ultra-Orthodox, which means that by almost any standard other than fundamentalist Islam, they would have been highly covered up. What was their offense? Were their sexy elbows visible, threatening to arouse impure thoughts of elbow massages in these pious men?
These religious people are not only hateful in their attitudes and actions, they are also deeply weird.