The Other End of the Spectrum
by: Schvach Yid
I have never been able to understand the role of psychopathy as an integral component of a religion, let alone as the virtual identity of one; yet, repeated stories in the media about Islam’s apparent penchant for religious mandated killing has led me (and I assume many others) to this conclusion.
Pamela Geller, author and Meisterin of her blog site Atlas Shrugs, has favored her readership with two news reviews on this very subject.
Firstly, a presumed ‘honor’ killing by a Moslem dad, in
Judaism is not entirely guiltless where filicide is concerned. The bit in the Book of Judges about Yiftach’s (Japhet in English) sacrifice of his daughter immediately comes to mind, but this sad event was not doled out as a punishment to the maiden.
Secondly, an interview conducted in 2006 on
What can I say? The guy’s evidently a professional, and his eldest son is warming up in the bullpen.
And the Talmud? ‘A rabbinical court that imposes the death penalty more than once in a fifty year period is a cruel court, and should be disbanded’ (translated quote approximate).
The Jewish State of Israel has carried out a grand total of one execution since the State’s founding in 1948.
Thank Gd for Judaism.