Ma'ariv has long interview with Burka cult leader, Rabbanit Bruria Keren, and Ynet has a shorter interview. Keren answered each question in writing because she is "forbidden" by her "religion" to speak with men.
Just how loopy is this woman who is now on house arrest?
Very, as these highlights prove:
"There's a proverb – 'He who spares the rod hates his son'," she said when confronted with the allegations she used to chain her children to a chair and hit them. "It tells of how Solomon's mother tied him up and bit him until the Messiah emerged. The kids read it and decided to act is out. It was a game." …
According to reports, she used to communicate with her children by passing them notes.
"After I realized I was wasting my time with them, that they just won't listen to me I decided it was better to spend my time praying," she explains – on paper.…
Is there anything she would like to tell her children? "My sweet children, I love you very much," she wrote on a piece of paper, "and I'm not angry at any of you. I love God more than anyone."
…The most interesting part of the whole thing is her claim that since she moved to Bet Shemesh there have been no terror attacks, and it is not because of the police protection, but because of her prayers. She has been protecting Bet Shemesh.
Regardless of the fact that even before she moved to BS there were no terror attacks, she knows that she has been providing our protection ever since she moved to BS. Keren claims that 5 years ago she went to America to marry off a daughter. While she was there, there was "almost a terrorist attack (an explosion of a device) in Bet Shemesh". She heard about it so she came back right away. Since she returned there has never again been any terror incident or any problem with Arabs. She says, "Instead of letting me pray quietly, you disturb me. I forgive you, but the one protecting us is me, not you, even if you think I am crazy."
Now why would anyone think that?
Thank God her children were removed from home before this nut case was released on house arrest.
A Mother In Israel hopes to have a complete translation of the Ma'ariv interview posted later today.
[Hat Tip: Rafi G.]