Tue May 29, 2012, 02:33 PM
Scurrilous (26,946 posts)
Israeli authorities close file on allegedly racist book
"Israel's state prosecutor's office said on Monday that it would not file charges against the authors of a book that justifies killing non-Jews under certain circumstances.
The book, "The King's Torah" has been banned for sale in Israel. Its authors Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Shapira, and two prominent rabbis who allegedly endorsed it, were questioned by police.
A statement from the prosecutor's office said that although it did not agree with the book's position "the attorney general decided that there is insufficient evidence to put the authors on trial for incitement to racism or incitement to violence."
The arrests and questioning of rabbis over the book last year led to violent protests by their supporters and a raging debate about whether the rabbis are above the law and the limits of religious freedom of expression."
Case dropped against authors, endorsers of gentile-killing manual
Israel’s attorney general decided to drop the case against racist book “Torat Ha’Melech” – since its racism was couched in religious terms.
"The prosecution, backed by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein, announced Monday that it is dropping the case against rabbis Yizhak Shapira, Yoseph Elizur, Dov Lior and Yizhak Ginzburg. The first two wrote a book called “Torat Ha’Melech” (The King’s Bible) two years ago. It is a religious treatise on the killing of gentiles – that is, when a Jew is permitted to kill a non-Jew. Lior and Ginzburg endorsed the book. It is worth noting that all four rabbis are state employees and belong to a state-funded yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar.
The main theme of the book was that pretty much everything goes; in a notorious paragraph, Shapira and Elizur – rabbis in the infamousleery yeshiva, which the ISA (Shin Bet) tried to close down – claimed that
there is reason to believe harming children, if there is reason to think they will grow up to harm us, is permitted; and in such a case, the harm should be directed specifically at them, and not just while harming grown-ups.
For “harm,” read “kill.” There’s much more there, including permission to kill any gentile which does not follow the “Laws of the Sons of Noah,” which conveniently enough encompasses the vast majority of mankind, if by killing that gentile you intended to punish him for not following a divine mandate he was not aware of. All Christians, pagans and atheists are ipso facto non-Noah-observant, and can be slain at will."
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Tue May 29, 2012, 02:59 PM
oberliner (23,902 posts)
1. "Gentile-Killing manual" - good old Yossi Gurvitz
No one can tell me he doesn't know exactly what he is doing.
One could argue that the Bible is a "gentile-killing manual" as well.