A blog from the back end nowhere of Israel

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

We're all going to hell..

Somme interesting quotes from this article:

"During recent years, a large ultra-Orthodox community has moved to Beit Shemesh. The community has settled in a new area of the city but is gradually taking over older parts as well. The community comprises hundreds of religious families who left the Mea Sheraim neighborhood in Jerusalem due to lack of housing."

This is a standard tactic - start moving into a non-religious neighbouhood, first building a synagogue, then moving in with increasing numbers. After they got enough people they start enforcing religious dress codes in the neighborhood, enforcing the Sabbaths.
"In addition, ulta-Orthodox members are conducting a violent protest against Egged busses, arguing that they are not modest enough. Two weeks ago they stoned a bus carrying mixed passengers and the driver was forced to fire into the air to escape the crowd."

Sometimes they resort to violent measures - threats, rock throwing, assault.
"The ultra-Orthodox community's activities are infuriating the secular residents of Beit Shemesh. 'They are putting up illegal signs, running wild and throwing stones,' one of the residents said Monday, 'and no one is doing anything to prevent this. The municipality and the police are powerless.'"

All ignored by the police.


It's TRUE!

Story HERE

I want to start a band called "Ultra Intense Laser Created Black Metal".. Sounds waaayyy too cool.