An unholy alliance of Christian, Jew, Muslim

While on the road earlier this evening just before 6PM I heard a report on NPR about some demonstrations in Jerusalem that were being organized by an alliance of Jewish and Muslim religious leaders. Indeed, they felt the cause so important that some riots in which people were injured had broken out in an ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Since this was such surprising news I wondered what cause could have united two groups so opposed to each other.

Alas, it turns out that while the religious leaders who are organizing the demonstrations must believe they are on a holy mission, I think it is an unholy alliance — they are having a bash bashing homosexuals.

Two other articles are consistent with this report:

Anti-gay riot sparks Israeli high alert

Israel Gay Pride Parade Canceled (The Associated Press). Turns out some Christians have joined in the bashing too.

This all suggests a terrible calculus I don’t even want to try to figure out: If Jew and Muslim can overcome their hatred of each other to jointly hate homosexuals — even to the point of inciting violence — then will Jew and homosexual unite against Muslim, or yet another hating pair.

All I can safely say is that religious leaders who unite in a cause such as this are neither leaders or religious, just haters.

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One Comment

  1. Posted November 10, 2006 at 05:11 | Permalink | Reply

    on the anniversary of kristallnacht. sickening. sickening. sickening. the sound of breaking glass…

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