Fanatics are fanatics. The ultra-Orthodox community keeps its people under very tight control, and, probably inspired by Islam, it’s getting worse. There have been a couple of major child molesting cases there where no one denied the guilt of the perpetrators (rabbis) but instead publicly attacked the child victims and said they must have been dressing provocatively (!), etc. These modesty squads burst into people’s houses and tear up their closets looking for “immodest” clothing and function exactly like the Saudi religious police. But the residents of these communities, even though they’re living in America, don’t dare to complain.
The simple fact is that Judaism is closer to islam than it is to chrstianity because it is a statutory rather than a salvational religion. That's why I don't pile on in all those threads chrstian FReepers post about how good old "Judaeo-chrstian" friendship will triumph over mean nasty islam with all its rules. How dare G-d tell people how to live!
One of chrstianity's many problems (and it has several) is that it threw over (at least in part) statutory for salvational religion. Left wing social religion could not have developed without this first great error. The western "enlightenment" chrstian conservatives champion against islam (but not against chrstianity) is part of the problem. If "western civilization" had practiced a purely statutory religion things would probably not have gone south this fast.
I realize that everybody is out to get 'da jooooooos' ... and Jewish people never do any wrong ... (or so it appears, from the comments some folks post on this forum) ...
That's funny, since Jewish FReepers do considerably less whining and crying "bigotry" on this forum than do Catholics.
“These modesty squads burst into peoples houses and tear up their closets looking for immodest clothing and function exactly like the Saudi religious police. “
Really? You have a source of people bursting into closets? Source or STFU.
Stop embarrassing yourself by peddling half-truths and shut the h@ll up.
The ultra-Orthodox community keeps its people under very tight control, and, probably inspired by Islam, its getting worse.