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    • Marlene N.
    • 19.12.09 | 16:39 (IST)

    I live here in New York City, and I know many Jews who actually had to sell their homes and move away from their neighborhoods because it had become so inundated with very religious Jews who would not accept other Jews not observing the Sabbath the way they saw fit, or just not being the kind of Jews they thought was appropriate. Their houses were actually stoned, and they were spit on by the children of these religious fanatics. How you want to personally observe your faith is one thing but to enforce it on others is beyond belief in this country. Yet, it does happen right here in NYC, and, in particular, in Brooklyn. There is no law that says a person cannot wear shorts in NYC. Furthermore, the bike lane is not a private one. The odd part of all this is that if these people were Muslims who made complaints about bike riders being scantilly dressed, the response would have been quite different as our Mayor Bloomberg surely would dare not deny.

    from the article: Too cold to strip: Bike protestors stay clothed in Hassidic area of New York
    First published 12:57 19.12.09 | Last updated 12:41 20.12.09
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