DovBear posts a shocking letter from a friend in Israel who was beaten by haredi men when she refused to move to the back of a public, non-mehadrin (non-sex-segregated) bus in Jerusalem. You simply must read this letter – written by a religious woman. That's right people, this is a religious woman beaten by haredi men. Oh, and the destination of the bus? The Kotel (Western Wall).
Their rabbis are thugs and abusers. They are thugs and abusers. They are violent, anti-democratic criminals. They want theocracy.
What's the solution? Wipe Fiddler on the Roof out of your mind. Close your checkbooks. Withdraw you children from their schools. Have your schools remove any haredi teachers, no matter how good, no matter how kind they appear to be. Stop learning their "toirahs." Divorce yourselves from any contact with haredim or haredism. Starve the beast.
By the way, the tunnel she mentions does have an exit to the Moslem Quarter, but it's locked and can only be opened by the police and soldiers that guard the Kotel area. It may also be that the rabbi of the Kotel has a key, as was the case years ago. I other words, the police and/or the rabbis had to help this thug escape.