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Look at your own examples. One is from 2006!
Can you find 4 cases that made it in the news in last year?
As for Maccabees revolt - it happened more then 2000 years ago. England had civil war several hundred years ago - will you also use it as an example of a possibility of civil war in England now? I mean monarchy is still there, some people do not like it - as i witnessed on this board.
The tension between different religious/secular groups exists in Israel or in Judaism in general. As in other country, as in other religion. In US there are closed religious communities too, and there is tension between those and government/other US citizens. There were violent clashes too. And?
but how many times does the MSM report all the good things christians , muslims and jews do? they don`t unless its a real slow news day - but when we have stoning (notice the correlation to muslim extremists there as well) of unchaste women then its headline news.
Their culture is being influenced by ours, and not to long ago they WERE throwing stones. This is what happens when you give technology to a more primitive society that did not invent it. Islam has the same thing happening in parts of their countries. They had sand and camels and then we went over their for oil and made them rich.
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Well, point taken. Then i simply fail to understand why those people that are threatened do not cooperate very well with police? I heard not once prominent and influencing rabbies stating that this is wrong.
Religious vigilantes operate in a society that has granted their community influence well beyond its numbers — partly out of a commitment to revive the great centers of Jewish scholarship destroyed in the Holocaust, but also because the Orthodox are perennial king-makers in Israeli coalition politics.
But the rabbis are afraid to condemn them, says Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, another community member.
"They can't come out against zealots who champion modesty. Here and there they write against violence, but the militants ultimately set the tone," he said.
"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up." - a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller
You can probably conclude that the Jews and the Muslims aren't much and i say "Much" God dammit, different from each other.
Originally posted by bjbrown61
and as in the case of the Mormans; they tell them who they can or can't marry
Originally posted by Blaine91555
What you stated is not now nor has it ever been true. There are no such controls. Mormon women are of course encouraged to marry other Mormons, but it is not enforced in any way.
ST. GEORGE, Utah — A jury found polygamous-sect leader Warren Jeffs guilty Tuesday of being an accomplice to rape for performing a marriage between a 14-year-old girl to her 19-year-old cousin.