“If a single person comes and wants to hold the [gay pride] parade, then therefore in order to do something, something extreme is necessary.…these impure people want to defile Jerusalem [and]…the objective — I need to stop this parade."
Above: Yishai Schlissel being restrained in 2005 (right) and in 2015 (left)
In Recent Radio Interview, Today’s Gay Pride Parade Stabber Said He Would Do Something “Extreme” To Stop Parade
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
When Yishai Schlissel, the haredi man who stabbed six people at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade today, recently was released from prison for a similar stabbing attack at the 2005 Gay Pride March in the city, he told haredi radio station Kav HaNeues (which to its credit called him a “haredi terrorist) that he would act against this year’s parade, the Times of Israel reported.
“If a single person comes and wants to hold the [gay pride] parade, then therefore in order to do something, something extreme is necessary.…these impure people want to defile Jerusalem [and]…the objective — I need to stop this parade,” Schlissel reportedly said.
Even so, and even with widespread rumors in the haredi community and in haredi social media groups that Schlissel would attack the parade again this year, police did nothing special to watch him – even on parade day. And this allowed Schlissel to get close to the parade with relative ease and then stab six participants, two of which were very seriously injured.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old girl, reportedly arrived at Shaare Tsedek Medical Center in critical and unstable condition. While her condition has now stabilized, doctors say her life is still in danger.
The Torah forbids male homosexuality but does not forbid or even mention lesbianism. Halakha (Orthodox Jewish law) has traditionally treated lesbianism as behavior that should be strongly discouraged but offers no penalty for it and does not require men to divorce their wives because of it.