Jewish mobs: yep, we suck ass too!

Well, since no one here probably reads Hebrew, reading the original article isn’t going to be that useful. I’ll be brief, though. This is not the first time shit like this happens and probably not the last.

An Israeli Arab dared to use his car on Yom Kippur (like he gives a flying fuck about Jewish Halacha, duh), so the crowd mobbed him and almost lynched him. By that, I mean that they tried stoning him to death and he managed to escape.

He did, by the way, try to be quiet and subtle… But you know, religious thugs don’t really use their brains before they delve into a self-rightous spree of violence.

Disgusting. If this is the way Jews behave on the day when they’re supposed to be atoning for their sins, I can only imagine what their worst is. Also, if this is the way Jews are supposed to behave to a foreigner who tries to respect their feelings but nevertheless, does not share their same convictions, then I am ashamed of being associated with Judaism for having been raised Jewish.

Despicable.

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17 Comments »

  1. RS Said:

    “An Israeli Arab dared to use his car on Yom Kippur” >> Why didn’t he show his respect to this holiest day for Jews ??? This man was unbelieveable!!! If we care a little bit and respect to what other think that’s important to them maybe…just maybe…we could live peacefully. I m just too naive…๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. freidenker85 Said:

    How come those Israeli mobs didn’t respect that poor Arab’s right to have a good wedding for his sister (that’s why he was driving, to help her with the wedding cake)?

    The point I’m trying to make is that there’s a difference between being rude, being angry, and being violent. Stoning a person to death because he hurt your feeling is simply despicable, and no act of disrespect enables it.

  3. H.H. Said:

    “Why didnโ€™t he show his respect to this holiest day for Jews?”

    Because he’s not Jewish, and thus is under no obligation to abide by Jewish customs. If Jewish people expect the right to practice their religion in peace, then they must respect the rights of those who choose not to. It is utterly despicable when religious people use violence to force others outside of the faith to adhere to their religious prohibitions. Muslims have a right to abstain from alcohol. They do not have a right to demand that others abstain from alcohol. Jews have a right to celebrate Yom Kippur. They have no right to force others to celebrate Yom Kippur. Your right to be respected ends when you start dictating to other people how they should behave.

    “This man was unbelieveable!!!”

    No, the mobs who attacked him were unbelievable. Your defense of these mobs is sickening.

    “If we care a little bit and respect to what other think thatโ€™s important to them maybeโ€ฆjust maybeโ€ฆwe could live peacefully. I m just too naiveโ€ฆ”

    You want peace? Start by looking at your own attitudes. You don’t attack a man for starting a car. If your religion is that ugly and destructive, maybe the day will come when it is your religion that will no longer be tolerated.

  4. freidenker85 Said:

    Sadly, we talked about this over dinner and many members of my family, people I highly value their opinion, thought that the Arab guy shouldn’t have done it.

    I think it was stupid of him to do it, but stupid doesn’t equal wrong. It’s stupid to be a young woman and walk in a dark alley in skimpy clothing – but it doesn’t mean that raping a girl who does is right (it is most definitely NOT)

    I just wish my family had put a lot more voice into how WRONG it was for those mobs to inflict violence on that guy and put a greater emphasis on the fact that he wasn’t wrong, he was just stupid and reckless. The Israeli mobs on Yom Kippur are notorious for being self-righteous bigots, and even though I value my rights, I also value my life and my health. People should first fend for themselves.

  5. Note also that there is no halachic obligation for non-Jews to keep halachah. Unlike Islam or Christianity Judaism is not out to get everyone to do the same thing. Thus, this behavior doesn’t even make sense from a halachic standpoint.

    Btw, note that most Israelies, including Israeli Arabs don’t drive on Yom Kippur. The secular Jewish Israelies and the non-Jewish Israelies frequently take bike trips and take advantage of the complete lack of cars. There is one nickname for the holiday among secular Israelies which translates as “the festival of bikes”.

  6. GG Said:

    Why the fuck are people defending this mob?! Seriously their faith should only affect THEM not everyone around them.

    Do you seriously think its right for people of another faith to be FORCED AGAINST THEIR WILL to take part in religious practices and if they don’t THEY DESERVE TO BE ATTACKED OR KILLED?!

    No wonder various faiths around the world keep trying to take over our governments, we’re paving the way in political correctness and “respect”.

    Where was their respect for this man’s difference in faith? RELIGIOUS BIGOTS HAVE NO RESPECT so why should we respect them. They’ll be sure to attack us next time we don’t bend over backwards but will totally refuse to take part in our way of life.

    In short: fuck than mob! fuck them up the ass! All of them should go to prison and that man should be given compensation for his suffering.

  7. Brenda Chenowith Said:

    ืœื ื”ื™ื” ืœื™ ื›ื•ื— ืœืงืจื•ื ืืช ื”ืชื’ื•ื‘ื•ืช ืืชื ื—ื•ืคืจื™ื. ืื‘ืœ ืืช ื”ืคื•ืกื˜ ื›ืŸ ืงืจืืชื™. ื•ืืชื” ื™ื•ื“ืข ืื™ืš ื”ื’ืขืชื™ ืืœื™ื•? ืžื”ื‘ืœื•ื’ ืฉืœ ืคื™ื–ื™! ื›ืœ ื”ื›ื‘ื•ื“ ืฉื™ื™ืงื™๐Ÿ™‚

  8. LotharLoo Said:

    Israel should kick all these religious nuts out. These bastards add an extra hurdle to the already fucked-up-by-religion peace process, don’t fight for Israel and are so arrogant that they demand special rights for themselves. The only sympathy that I have is with secular Jews, the rest deserve to live in a perpetual state of religious war.

  9. RS Said:

    “Because heโ€™s not Jewish, and thus is under no obligation to abide by Jewish customs. If Jewish people expect the right to practice their religion in peace, then they must respect the rights of those who choose not to.”

    Absolutely agree with you. In this case, where the place and the time was and is in a lot of shitty CONFLICT, i think the best is we start from ourselves, i mean don’t just expect other to understand us, we have to initiatively to understand others!!!

    “No, the mobs who attacked him were unbelievable. Your defense of these mobs is sickening.”

    Which part of my comment said that i defense the mobs ?? For me, i don’t think that i need to comment for such evidently BRUTAL action! It’s clear!

    “You want peace? Start by looking at your own attitudes.”

    It’s you that need to watch out your own attitudes. When you think, don’t use your own nafs…if you understand what i mean.

    Understanding and Tolerance are the keys.

  10. H.H. Said:

    “Which part of my comment said that i defense the mobs ?? For me, i donโ€™t think that i need to comment for such evidently BRUTAL action! Itโ€™s clear!”

    RS, I apologize if I misunderstood you. When you said “this man” is unbelievable, it sounded to me as if you were shocked that a non-Jewish man would insult Jewish people by starting his car on Yom Kippur. To me that is blaming the victim. That man had every right to start his car. Every non-Jew does. I started my car on Yom Kippur. Non-Jews not celebrating a Jewish holiday should elicit no more than a yawn from you, not a comment of “unbelievable.” Perhaps I am confused about who you are referring to.

    “Itโ€™s you that need to watch out your own attitudes. When you think, donโ€™t use your own nafsโ€ฆif you understand what i mean.”

    No, I don’ t know what “nafs” means, but I’d be happy to hear what it is about my attitude that you think needs watching.

  11. freidenker85 Said:

    RS, you’re being dishonest, you specifically wrote:

    “Why didnโ€™t he show his respect to this holiest day for Jews ??? ”

    When you write something like this, you unequivocally imply that the guy had to respect (and SHOW respect, no less!) to Jews on their holiest day. This says nothing of “being careful even though he’s basically right”, and it strongly implies that the problem with this non-Jew is that he insulted his Jewish neighbors’ religious feelings and thus had it coming.

    If you really mean what you wrote afterwards and this was just a blundering way of putting what you thought, then I guess there really isn’t any disagreement with you, but you got to admit that your original comment bespoke otherwise.

  12. freidenker85 Said:

    ืคื™ืฉ ืชื•ื“ื” ืจื‘ื”! ืื™ื–ื” ื›ื™ืฃ.

  13. RS Said:

    “RS, youโ€™re being dishonest”

    I know why you have such a negative feeling towards me.

    “This says nothing of โ€œbeing careful even though heโ€™s basically rightโ€, and it strongly implies that the problem with this non-Jew is that he insulted his Jewish neighborsโ€™ religious feelings and thus had it coming”

    My comment was reffered to HUMAN BEHAVIOR. It’s up to you if you think of something else instead of what written there.

    And thank you if you really believe that i support the violence in whatever form. It doesn’t even will effect me as a human being.

    Just don’t forget, don’t expect other to understand us, we have to understand other in the first place, then everything will work.

    I rest my case.

  14. freidenker85 Said:

    Listen, if this is what you meant in the first place, it’s not a problem and I completely agree with you, but you specifically wrote that the non-Jew had to respect the Jews on their holiest day. This implies that he’s the one to blame, there’s simply no way around it.

    As a non-Jew living in this country, he owed nothing to these mobs. Absolutely nothing.

  15. RebekahD Said:

    Another non-Jew living in Israel here. I was not at all surprised to read about the attempted stoning and subsequent riots on Yom Kippur. And it is still going on! http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1222017501207&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull (Jerusalem Post)

    Even Acre’s Arab leaders are now caving in and saying that the driver (he did drive – didn’t just start his car, not that it matters) should not have done it. Maybe not, and my family didn’t drive that day, not out of respect, but out of self-preservation, but it is still ridiculous to expect non-Jews to follow specifically Jewish traditions.

    A mayoral candidate is quoted in the article as saying that this was a planned Islamic pogrom. What a ridiculous use of weighted words to raise anger and hostility. He also said that it wasn’t fair because Jews respected Ramadan for a whole month. What does that even mean? To disrespect Ramadan, what would they do? Hold some Muslims down and force them to eat during the day? Try to take away all their Qurans so they can’t read them?

    There is no law saying no driving on Yom Kippur. It is considered bad form, but is not illegal, and I saw several dozen drivers on Road 1 during the day. It would be easy to make such a law if the people here wanted to. There is no separation of church and state here.

    Or perhaps the Jews who want everyone to follow their traditions should move to the barricaded Haredim neighborhoods in Jerusalem where it is considered praise-worthy to throw stones at cars on Shabbat. But I’ll bet that would cramp their style.

  16. freidenker85 Said:

    Rebekah,

    I live nearby road 4, and I took advantage of Yom Kippur by cycling through it. There was the occasional civilian vehicle driving through, but mostly, it was ambulances and police patrol cars.

    I find myself completely disgusted at Jewish bigots who claim that they have to be respected, or that such respect must be reciprocated by Muslims. Ramadam is not even remotely the same as Yom Kippur. Muslims eat (at evenings), work and drive on Ramadan. The hypocrisy of that statement is simply mind-boggling.

    It’s perhaps rightfully said by the Arab leaders that the driver shouldn’t have driven that day, but it depends why: if it is out of half-assed respect to the Jewish holy day and their pathetic religious feelings (I find myself revolted at the phrase), then they were in the wrong. If it was an advice for Arabs to avoid idiot fanatic mobs, then they’re absolutely right.

    Let me just further emphasize that although I’m an atheist, I was raised Jewish and I’m an Ashkenazi Jew, so I definitely identify with the Jewish people, but I’m simply revolted at what religion does to this country.

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