Yesterday, six people were stabbed at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade by an ultra-Orthodox fanatic named Yishai Schlissel. One of the people is in critical condition. In 2005, Schlissel stabbed three people at the same event.
While a majority of religiously observant Jews in Israel oppose homosexuality, it is clear that this majority also abhors what Schlissel did, including the Chief Rabbis of both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Judaism. Religious objections aside, one cannot have someone wantonly stabbing people. Schlissel is clearly a public menace and must be jailed for a very long time.