Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Chink in their Armor

Not to put too fine a point on it, but this seems like it would create a rather severe weakness in the IDF, no?
Israel Defense Forces soldiers should choose death before they remain at army events which include women's singing, a top settler religious leader said in an interview on Thursday.
[I]n a radio interview on Thursday, Rabbi Levanon criticized a possible ruling that would forbid religious soldiers from leaving events over women's singing, saying that IDF soldier should choose death before complying with such an order.

"[The IDF] is bringing close the day in which rabbis will have to say to soldiers 'you have to leave those events even if there's a firing squad outside, and you'll be shot to death," Levanin said.

I have to say that a soldier who can be driven to suicide by the sound of a woman singing probably isn't that useful to a modern military. Or perhaps Palestinian militants can just replace rockets with boomboxes of Lady Gaga.

1 comment:

PG said...

It does easily expose how pretextual support for women's rights is among some anti-Muslim Westerners on the right. When extreme gender segregation occurs in Islamic societies, right-wingers in North American and Europe raise it as an example of how those societies are stupid and barbaric, but they don't seem to be aware of how their rightwing compatriots in Israel often hold very similar views as the enemy Muslims do.