Haredim Threaten Riot: Release Haredi Child Murderer Or Jerusalem Will Burn!

Haredim want the 19 year old haredi man who has admitted murdering his infant son by battering him, slamming him into a wall and biting him on the neck released from police custody tonight. If not, the haredi Kol Chai radio station reports, “Jerusalem [will] burn.”

The man beat and tortured his son because the child’s crying kept him awake and because of a birth defect in the infant’s neck muscles, which disgusted him.

Haredi leaders call the arrest a “blood libel“:

Rabbi Yitzhak Weiss, halachic authority and spiritual leader for Jerusalem’s virulently anti-Zionist Eda Haredit community, said the indictment of the yeshiva student was “identical to the blood libels concocted by the evil Europeans against Jews before Pessah.”…

“[The father] says the baby fell from his arms and Rabbi Weiss believes him,” said Shmuel Popenheim, editor-in-chief of Ha’edah, the Eda Haredit’s weekly. “There are people who will purposely lie to disparage us.”

Mordechai Minzberg, an Eda Haredit activist, said that Weiss’ accusation was very rare. “If it weren’t Pessah eve, all the streets adjacent to Mea She’arim would be blocked and there would be demonstrations,” he said.

The baby was buried Monday afternoon…

… Without an autopsy:

The baby [who] was hospitalized at Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Karem, in serious condition, with brain hemorrhaging, edema, signs of violence and bites on his body. The baby’s body will not undergo an autopsy.

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5 responses to “Haredim Threaten Riot: Release Haredi Child Murderer Or Jerusalem Will Burn!

  1. Dovid Lerner

    What a disgrace to all of the people brutally murdered in real blood-libels to have it envoked for a man who admited to beating his own child!!

    And to all those Rabbis:

    Shame on you!! How dare you support and demand the release of this man!!!

    Hashem Yeracheim

  2. jeremy

    I’m no fan of the ultra orthodox or the orthodox, though I happen to be orthodox. Still I’m pissed at your jumping to conclusions regarding the dad.These are still allegations nobody knows the truth.I would not put a lot of faith in the ‘confession’ as of yet in light of the Israeli police anti orthodox bias.Additionally, both the wife and her mother tesified that the young man was a caring husband and father.Lets wait till we know more

  3. Anonymous

    I’m no fan of the ultra orthodox or the orthodox, though I happen to be orthodox. Still I’m pissed at your jumping to conclusions regarding the dad.These are still allegations nobody knows the truth.I would not put a lot of faith in the ‘confession’ as of yet in light of the Israeli police anti orthodox bias.Additionally, both the wife and her mother tesified that the young man was a caring husband and father.Lets wait till we know more

    ========================================
    Firstly, they did find bite marks on the babys neck as the father admitted and secondly what gives the charedim reason to riot?
    are we an uncivilised people?
    Are we like other nations that riot based on hier religion? i do not think so.

  4. Anonymous

    Matisyahu gave an interview on Passover here.

  5. hashfanatic

    It’s depressing to realize that this sort of thing happens far more often with the charedim then we are led to believe.

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