Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hate is Everywhere: Radical Rabbi Says Kill Gentile Babies

In "What's Wrong With Traditional Religion" episode infinity plus five...
Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel. Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the Yitzhar settlement, wrote in his book “The King’s Torah” that even babies and children can be killed if they pose a threat to the nation. Shapiro based the majority of his teachings on passages quoted from the Bible, to which he adds his opinions and beliefs. “It is permissable to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation,” he wrote, adding: “If we kill a Gentile who has sinned or has violated one of the seven commandments - because we care about the commandments - there is nothing wrong with the murder.” Several prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, have recommended the book to their students and followers.
Loonwatch rightly asks: What if Shapiro were an Imam?

Shapiro advocates 'creating a "true balance of terror" through savagery..."Children should not be exempt from this fate,"' his book adds. the West Bank Rabbi writes. "There is a reasonable explanation for killing infants if it is clear that they will grow up to hurt us, and in this situation, the strike should be directed at them." Now, Judaism's authority is never a stable thing. The more important question is the material fruits of such language. Whether it's settlers burning olive trees or this--
During the Israeli onslaught against Gaza earlier this year, Mordecahi Elyahu, one of the leading rabbinic figures in Israel, urged the army not to refrain from killing enemy children in order to save the lives of Israeli soldiers.
--the point is that it has undeniably real impacts, just as the garbage spewed by Osama Bin Laden, or some mullet-headed Grand Cyclops or whatever. And the vast majority of Jews, Muslims, and rednecks I know are better than that.

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