Er, not really. Did you catch the “Moses was high on drugs” story a few days ago? Now in “The Moses Crisis,” Islam In Europe (thanks to John Doe) sketches out a scenario we’ll never see in real life — at least in connection with Jews — but which we see playing out every day from the adherents of a certain Noble Religion of Peace:
Warning: There’s no real connection between this story and reality.
An Israeli academic will be stripped of his credentials, the Israeli education ministry decided today. The move followed several days of riots across the Jewish country with thousands coming out into the streets to demand the academic apologize for saying our Rabbi Moses and the Children of Israel were stoned when receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.
“As the Middle East’s only democratic state, we understand the necessity of academic freedom,” said an Israeli education ministry spokesperson, “but even academics need to understand that there is a limit when insulting one’s basic religious values.” He added that Our Rabbi Moses was a revered figure in Jewish thought. ‘Rabbi’ is an ancient Hebrew word meaning ‘teacher’.
Benny Shanon had published the study in the philosophy journal Time and Mind, based on his own dubious experiences with taking drugs. 100 Israeli parliamentarians participated in a protest march yesterday, demanding Shanon be punished for insulting the Jewish people, Our Rabbi Moses, and for causing such disorder.
Shanon is currently under arrest.
The story was republished by newspapers across the world with such headlines as “Moses: Let my people get high?” and “No wonder they wandered 40 years in the desert”, setting off protests in various Jewish communities in the West as well. In Denmark Jews marched through the streets of Copenhagen, demanding respect for their religious beliefs. “We’re all for freedom of the press, but there must be a point where decency triumphs.”…
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