I'm posting this here as I didn't want to start a thread on this.
Israeli gay pride attacker jailed
An ultra-Orthodox Jew has been given a 12-year jail term for stabbing three people during a gay pride march held in Jerusalem last year.
Yishai Schlisel told police he wanted to kill homosexuals "in the name of God" for parading in the holy city.
One man and two women were hurt when Schlisel attacked the colourful crowd of dancing, kissing revellers.
The gay pride march was held after Israel's top court overturned a municipal order banning the event.
Jerusalem's mayor had opposed the march, describing it as a provocation, and the city's Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities had also protested against it.
Thousands eventually took part in the parade through the centre of the city, where a banner had been draped reading: "Welcome to Sodom".
Speaking after his arrest, Mr Schlisel said: "I have come to kill in the name of God."
A Jerusalem court convicted him of attempted murder.
As well as receiving the jail term, he was ordered him to pay 150,000 shekels ($30,000) as compensation to the victims.
Isn't that a little extreme?
"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller