Dan, if your observation is accurate - and I suspect it is - it implies that religious maniacs are not the people with authority, the ones who are running the country so badly. Therefore it would be preferable for religious people to be in charge. Or you are simply expressing hatred for what you call religious maniacs and the article calls Orthodox.
Obama to meet with Jordan's King Abdullah in White House later this month (Reuters)
from the article: New religious recruits to try and change Israel Police 'from within'