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United bigotry in the holy land

They are at it again — the religious zealots are trying to stop a gay pride parade on August 7 in Jerusalem. The Arabs and Jews are calling for a ceasefire just to gang up on the gay folks.

Even better, these religious leaders are saying that the homos would be to blame for any violence that breaks out between the sides if there’s a pride march. You just can’t make this up.

Rabbis and Sheikhs held a joint press conference, and Jerusalem City Councilwoman Mina Fenton gathered hundreds of signatures at the World Zionist Congress session.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin, of the Brooklyn-based Jews for Morality organization, is now in Israel for the express purpose of trying to stop the parade from happening. He led a press conference on Monday, together with Israeli-Arab MK Sheikh Tzartzur, Rabbi Menachem Fruman and others, calling for a “hudna” [ceasefire] in the current Israeli-PA conflict in order to fight a common battle for traditional values.

Rabbi Fruman – a resident of the Yesha community of Tekoa – later explained to Arutz-7 that allowing the parade in Jerusalem would increase Moslem hatred for the “Jewish infidels who allow the Holy Land to be polluted in this manner. I have long felt that the conflict between us is a religious one… A prominent Sheikh just spoke last week very strongly against homosexuals – the Al-Alwatim, they call them, in the name of the Biblical Lot, even though Lot actually tried to prevent a homosexual attack… I feel very strongly that having the parade could increase the risk of Arab attacks against Israel – possibly on the day of the parade itself, and possibly afterwards.”

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