It's time to arrest "rabbi" Shmuel Auerbach
In a related case 2 weeks ago, some other extremists hung an effigy of a soldier in the Mea Shearim neighborhood, one of several Haredi enclaves, and some of the crowd tried to stop firemen from taking it down. More recently too was the news that some of his followers were trying to disrupt the Jerusalem marathon, and police had to stop several buses extremists were using from travelling there. And the news about how repellent the brains of the anti-military Haredis can get only gets worse with the following revelation (via the Jewish Press):
Public declarations from these individuals have been made, in the name of Jerusalem Faction leader Shmuel Auerbach, to resist enlistment “until the last drop of blood.” If that phrase sounds familiar, it should. It is nearly the very same words used by our mortal enemies, Hamas, the PA, etc. They,too, call for defending Al Aksa “until the last drop of blood.” So, apparently, this whole draft issue is worth bloodshed OF FELLOW JEWS!I shouldn't have to tell just how horrific this truly is. That's incitement to murder, among other repulsive acts of violence, which is far worse than just obscenities. When Muammar Gaffafi was still around, he used vile language like that too. Now, there's radicalized Haredis borrowing a page from the playbook of Islamic jihadists.
And if that was “all” they did, Dayenu…but wait, there’s more!
Leaflets calling for the death of Maj. Yaakov Roshi were strewn outside of his parents’ house in Petach Tikva, representing an escalation in the campaign of harassment and intimidation against haredi soldiers and their recruiters, the Behadrei Haredim Hebrew news site reported.
And that's why I think it's about time authorities take steps to arresting Auerbach for incitement to murder, and locking him up tight in prison where he belongs. Naturally, I realize it won't be easy, because his brainwashed flock will surely riot to keep the police from reaching him. But for now, what can be done is to freeze his bank accounts and cut off his electricity, gas and water supply at his home to send a message. Similarly, all rioters should have their welfare stipends revoked and heavy fines imposed upon them for disturbing public order.
One way or another, Auerbach and other moonbats like him must be stopped. Their incitement against IDF officials, Haredi or otherwise, goes entirely against Torah teachings and I'm sure he knows it too. He's just twisting it all out of shape to suit his distorted reflection of what he believes life is all about. And the worst part is that he's practically doing what Israel's enemies want. It's utterly unacceptable. Auerbach's not a rabbi so much as he is a dark cult leader.
Update: here's an op-ed by an air force recruit who says Haredi MKs have to start speaking out, something they rarely do, or don't do convincingly.