Religious extremists everywhere


by Sunny
27th August, 2010 at 2:42 pm    

From here:

A singer who performed in front of a “mixed audience” of men and women was lashed 39 times to make him “repent,” after a ruling by a self-described rabbinic court on Wednesday.

Rabbi Amnon Yitzhak, founder of the Shofar organization aimed at bringing Jews “back to religion” (hazara betshuva), has made it his recent mission to fight against musical performances for both men and women.

Yup – it’s from Israel. Religious extremists are a problem everywhere. by @PDberger


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  1. sunny hundal

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  1. Macumba — on 27th August, 2010 at 3:13 pm  

    This is misleading Sunny. The singer came to them for teshuva, a pre-Yom Kippur repentance or cleansing. They just tapped him on the back, purely symbolic.
    Yes, it’s crazy religion, but not quite the same as you are making out here; this was not the lashing you’d get in muslim lands. Irresponsible churnalism Mr H. Check your facts.

  2. damon — on 27th August, 2010 at 3:28 pm  

    Have you heard about those flesh eating Catholics?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation

  3. Don — on 27th August, 2010 at 5:49 pm  

    It does seem to have been symbolic. And for some reason the singer went along with it.

  4. Sarah AB — on 27th August, 2010 at 7:02 pm  

    Here’s another example which makes the point a bit better perhaps (unfortunately)

    http://barthsnotes.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/more-from-cnn-on-pastors-and-child-witches-in-africa/

  5. lee — on 27th August, 2010 at 9:11 pm  

    Wonder if this story will make it to Harrys Place.. some how I doubt it!

    Macumba
    “Yes, it’s crazy religion, but not quite the same as you are making out here; this was not the lashing you’d get in muslim lands. Irresponsible churnalism Mr H. Check your facts.”

    er he was quoting the Jerusalem Post! Bet you dont say the same when it publishes anti-Arab stories

  6. Macumba — on 27th August, 2010 at 10:41 pm  

    @lee “er he was quoting the Jerusalem Post!”

    So what? Just grabbing headlines from the internet without looking into the facts behind a story is just crass. In this case, it’s incredibly misleading.
    This is churnalism: just mindless regurgitation.
    “Bet you dont say the same when it publishes anti-Arab stories”

    What is your motivation for saying that? You should question it. I’m not anti-arab. The fact that you have to immediately label me as ‘the enemy’ as you see it for criticising misrepresentation is a indicative of a worryingly polarised view that many people have.

  7. Sunny — on 28th August, 2010 at 2:42 am  

    Churnalism involved press releases! I’m quoting a story with attribution.

    I could have posted the one last month about orthodox Jews getting angry over same-sex schools etc. The point still stands – there are religious extremists everywhere and they are a problem.

  8. Kismet Hardy — on 28th August, 2010 at 3:47 am  

    Do these religious extremists take requests?

    If so, I’m willing to pay good money to witness the barbaric lashing of:

    Jason Durelo
    Neyo
    Justin Beiber
    That bloke from Razorlight

    Please show no mercy

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