The Satmar Rebbe eulogized the victims of the massacre in Har Nof Tuesday, pointing the blame not at the Palestinian Arabs who killed them, but at Jews who ascend the Temple Mount (Judaism's holiest site - ed.) as the cause.Reading what he says, I find it hard to believe he really considers the lives lost precious if he won't condemn the Koran for what it's led to.
"These days, bad news comes from the holy city of Jerusalem," the Satmar Rebbe stated, as quoted by hareidi website Kikar Hashabbat. "Just today we heard terrifying news from Jerusalem of the loss of precious lives."
Rebbe called to pray and study the Torah in wake of the massacre, ''and to teach the books of our holy Satmar teachers, to memorize the pure view in times like these."Has he ever wondered how many more lives will be taken as a result of the Koran's influence? It makes no difference whether ascending the Temple Mount is appropriate or not, that's no excuse for murdering innocent people.
He then pointed an accusatory finger at Jews ascending the Temple Mount.
"Regarding the prohibition of ascending the Temple Mount, which all Jews who fear G-d know demands the punishment of karet [a severe punishment; open to interpretation, could mean premature death or spiritual excision - ed.], it has unfortunately become easy for people to take it lightly because of false beliefs," he stated. "Who knows how many victims were killed by observant Jews going up to the Temple Mount, and who knows what it will cost us, G-d have mercy, as a result of them."
The more stringent of the Satmar hassidic sect do not visit the Western Wall or Rachel's Tomb because Jews were killed in order to gain control of those sites.Is that so. No matter, because such disgusting people don't belong at a place where being good friends makes more sense. If they do visit, they should be booed away, and they shouldn't visit this country.