Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Gay Pride parade in Yerushalayim

After listening to the radio (especially Charedi radio) I am convinced that that this is going to be an all out war. The Charedi leadership has decided to fight this head on and there is unparalleled unity in the religious community as a whole, everyone from the Edah Hacharedit through the whole Dati Leumi community is participating in the fight.

The battle will happen and there will be no compromises. Many people will think back to disengagement and remember similar promises about battles etc., however, there is 1 major difference, here the Charedi population is leading the charge and is fully behind the battle. As I explained a while ago Why is the Dati Leumi population not really fighting the disengagement? there is a big difference between the dati leumi population and the Charedi population. There is not doubt in my mind that the Charedi population will follow through on it's threats.

We can only hope that the police wake up and cancel the parade before it is too late.

6 comments:

Larry Lennhoff said...

Couldn't the solution be to have more police there to protect the unwise people who are rudely, but legally, flaunting their lifestyle in face of people who are offended it? Why should the threat of illegal actions cause the law to abadon those who stand by it? Why have police at all?

bluke said...

When the police allow 5,000 Jews to go on Har Habayit then we can talk. The law allows religious freedom and therefore I should have the right to go up to Har Habayit and pray. I can't because the police say that the Arabs will react violently. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Bluke: If the parade is NOT cancelled, and there is real violence against the police and paraders, perhaps even bloodshed, then is that a Kiddush Hashem or a Chilul Hashem?

The way things are going now...people die in all our wars. Is this worth dying for?

bluke said...

No, it is not worth dying for and violence will definately be a chillul hashem. However, given the situation today a little intimidation may not be a bad thing.

Jameel said...

But there is no such thing as "a little intimidation" when it comes to the Chareidi sector. It's all black or white...and a very slipperly slope.

bluke said...

The violence has already started חרדים פצעו שלושה שוטרים וצלם