The rabbi has a habit of hitting out at anyone who is not a copy of himself (a religious Sephardic Jew). He has previously hit out at seculers, Arabs and Ashkenazi Jews. If his words cause wide offense his "minders" usually come out to say he was misinterpreted. Nevertheless, he is still revered by his fan club. For good or for bad, some people have that charismatic power.
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