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Ultra-Orthodox ‘modesty patrol’ clashes with police
The Times of Israel ^ | June 6, 2013 | Times of Israel Staff

Posted on 06/07/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; culture; isreal; religion
Everything began when the modesty patrol attacked a group of ultra-Orthodox women for being "dressed immodestly."

How immodestly could a group of ultra-Orthodox women be dressed?

1 posted on 06/07/2013 10:30:13 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer

I find it interesting that ultra-Orthodox Jews seem to be locked in the same century that Muslims are. Both groups vie for the “obnoxious twit” award...although Muslims have the edge for the “dangerous murderous obnoxious twit” award.

Also interesting is the fact that they’re more closely related in culture then either are to the west.

I have no conclusions...just puzzlement.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 10:36:09 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: GrootheWanderer

Nothing at the source describes the “immodesty.” The ladies were in a car, so it couldn’t have been visible ankles.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 10:38:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (More open defiance is needed.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

The next thing you know, They’ll be making the grocery stores relabel all the Chicken.

Chicken Breasts must be chicken chests to be acceptable with in modesty parameters.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 10:41:15 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Lerner must be tried and executed..... crime against the Republic)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Geez. As if Israel doesn’t have enough problems then along comes these morons.


5 posted on 06/07/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: GrootheWanderer
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6 posted on 06/07/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: GrootheWanderer
"and poured fish oil on it"

??? um.... why?

7 posted on 06/07/2013 10:55:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: GrootheWanderer

Don’t the police in Israel carry guns?

I certainly wouldn’t recommend trying this in the US.


8 posted on 06/07/2013 10:56:53 AM PDT by proxy_user
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Don’t the police in Israel carry guns?

Yes, but if they shoot Orthodox Jews there will be a political firestorm.

9 posted on 06/07/2013 11:29:35 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Self-defense.....and in the future, the Orthodox guys will think before they do something stupid.


10 posted on 06/07/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: bert

In high school English class we learned how poultry parts were renamed in Victorian times so as not to affront:

“Would you like a drumstick?” (leg)
“Do you care for white meat or dark meat?” (breast or thigh)

The Haredim (ultra Orthodox) are hated in Israel by many in the secular majority for their extreme behaviors.

They should be careful of resembling those who are just as intolerant.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 12:41:47 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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