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Formal Charges Laid In Jerusalem Gay Pride Stabbings

At least this psycho dirtbag was caught and is going to the clink. What’s truly appalling was the behavior of the protestors (supposedly religious people) at the parade, throwing human waste at people. Nice.

The man who stabbed three people during last week’s gay Pride parade in Jerusalem was formally charged Tuesday with three counts of attempted murder. Shai Schlissel, a member of an extreme Orthodox sect made a brief court appearance in Jerusalem where the charges were read.

During questioning by police Schlissel said that he had been sent to the parade as an emissary of God to kill gays and to “ensure that such an abomination [as the parade] would not take place in Israel.”

Shortly after the parade began Schlissel rushed into the marchers on Ben Yehuda Street stabbing a man and a woman. Others in the parade attempted to subdue him. The third victim was a marcher who went to the aid of the other two victims.

The parade was marred a series of violent attacks in which more than a than a dozen protestors were arrested. Almost 1,000 protestors lined the parade route. Bottles of urine and bags containing feces were hurled at marchers.

Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski wanted to ban the parade, but a judge ordered Lupolianski not to interfere with the event — and ordered him pay a portion of the pride expenses (about $6500).

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