Why Judaism is Important – Part Three (I Think)
by: Schvach Yid
So what’s with the blood and violence already? Is this the stuff of which Islam is made? And it’s arrived in the
It’s call Ashura, and it’s supposed to be a Moslem commemoration of the Battle of Kerbala. Have a read at: http://www.ashura.com/. Did you know that ‘every day is Ashura and every land is Kerbala’? Lovely!
The historical event took place in
If you want to see some photos of the faithful celebrants, just go to the Atlas Shrugs blog site at: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/01/ashoura-in-ny-n.html.
Alright, call me a bigot, but in actual fact I’m just an aesthete. There’s nothing esthetically (or spiritually) appealing about this display of rabble. The
And talk about rabble, isn’t there a Chassidic saying that if one comes upon a gathering of people running together in frenzied mode, make certain you run in the opposite direction? It sounds like good advice to me.
And I thought my beloved home of
For some more Moslem blood and guts, tune into an interview with one of the men who makes it happen; one of Islam’s official executioners. No syringe with death juice here folks. No sirree Bob! It’s the whirling edge of a finely honed (they hope and pray) sword. Catch it here at:
http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1§ion=0&article=27038&d=5&m=6&y=2003; The article includes a photo of the gent seated with a nice glassala tea.
Here it is again: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2966790.stm.
“It doesn’t matter to me: Two, four, 10 — As long as I’m doing God’s will, it doesn’t matter how many people I execute,” he told Okaz newspaper in an interview.
'Mr Beshi said his sword was a gift from the government.'
This isn’t the stuff of ‘extremists’ jadies and jents. This is normative Islam.
And what of Judaism? The Talmud states that a rabbinical court that imposes the death penalty more than once every fifty years is a cruel court and should be disbanded.
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