Saturday, October 27, 2012

Crime: Prostration

Here is a police charge of a crime of prostration signed by four Israeli policemen:.


Like this you ask?

Well, yes.  But those are Buddhists.

These are French Presbytarians:

These are Catholic:

These are Irish Catholics:

Some Muslim prostrations:

a) Milan

b) London, The Enbankment

c) Manhattan's Madison Avenue:

These are non-denominational footballers in a "victory" non-teligious prostration position:

This is a Jew on the Temple Mount:

Someone like him is being charged with criminal behavior, as noted in the above charge sheet.

On October 27 this year, at just prior to 10 AM, a prostration was done which could have led to a disturbance of the public order.  It was near the Golden Gate area (which is towards the north-east in the Temple Mount precincts, along the eastern wall.

The Penal Code paragraph noted is 216

Misconduct in a public place
216. (a) If a person did one of the following, then he is liable to six months imprisonment:
(1) he acted in a disorderly or indecent manner in a public place;
...(4) he conducted himself in a public place in a manner liable to cause a breach of peace;

Is this a human rights issue?

After all, as another law reads:

The Holy Places shall be protected from desecration and any other violation and from anything likely to violate the freedom of access of the members of the different religions to the places sacred to them or their feelings with regard to those places.

Anat Hoffman and supporters, where are you?

Will this make it into the US State Department report of religious freedom? (the report is here)



Bill said...

The policy of forbidding Jewish worship on the Har Habayit is one that I find incomprehensible. It is beyond question that this is a Jewish site and that Muslims have no right, moral or legal, to prevent Jewish worship. Why would we allow this continuing reminder of Muslim colonialism and bigotry? The Har Habyit should have been opened to Jewish worship just as the Kotel was when Jerusalem was liberated. Granting this concession has hardly made the Arabs any less hostile.

Anonymous said...

Why would prostration be a crime? That makes no sense at all.