Friday, July 31, 2015

Why were the Jerusalem Pride Parade Stabbings Allowed to Take Place?

ערב שבת קודש פר׳ ואתחנן/ט״וֹ באב תשע״ה

Let me be perfectly clear.

I am against the holding of the LGBTQ pride parade.

However, I am also against yesterday's stabbing attacks, leaving six wounded, including one still in critical condition, the last time I checked.

The following is a clear and concise report from CNN.

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Yishai Shlissel was convicted of stabbing three people in the 2005 Jerusalem pride parade, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released only three weeks ago, for "good behavior."

Yet, Shlissel has also made his feelings quite clear.
In a letter written two weeks before Friday's attack, Shlissel's intentions clearly remained murderous despite his years in prison. "It is incumbent upon every Jew to risk beatings and imprisonment... to come together to stop and reverse the blasphemy in the name of the almighty, may he be blessed," wrote Shlissel. (YNET)
So, why then was Shlissel not given a restraining order, or even house arrest during the parade and all of pride week, as a condition of his release?

Why wasn't Shlissel's photograph distributed to each and every police officer on duty during the parade?

You can call me a conspiracy theorist, if you like. But, first, tell me how all of the above adds up?

It just doesn't.
Interior security minister Gilad Erdan responded by appointing a special investigation team to examine the circumstances of the stabbing and the reasons why security forces were unable to prevent the attack. (YNET)

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