Judaism's version of Sharia law?

FoxNews.com is reporting that some Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are fighting immodesty and have taken it upon themselves to patrol the city looking for such infractions as a woman wearing a red blouse and stores selling such modern amenities as computers.

Their biggest fear seems to be that computers will tempt Jews to view or download pornography. Or perhaps they also fear other viewpoints, particularly other Jews', which espouse such things as personal liberty or a philosophy of live and let live.

A 38-year-old man named Elchanan Blau defends the policing.

"These breaches of purity and modesty endanger our community; if it takes fire to get them to stop, then so be it," he stated.

In one case, an unidentified woman was attacked by a "rogue enforcer" (a term used by Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld) who gagged and beat her and tried to force her to leave the Haredi neighborhood. The attacker in that case was paid $2,000. In another case, a 17-year-old girl identified only as "Rivka" was accosted by a group of teens who were incensed that she was walking with a group of boys and pepper sprayed her. Originally from New York City, Rivka lives in
Beit Shemes, a Jerusalem suburb where the vigilantism has been particularly harsh.

Her comment about them is also harsh: "They can go to hell."

It's a surprise "they" haven't yet called for Jewish women in Jerusalem to wear burqas.

It's sad that the great Jewish religion which has contributed to humanity in countless and incalculable ways, has gone down the path of Islam. It also demonstrates the danger of religious extremism, which is the rule, rather than the exception, of Islam. As former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat stated in the documentary, Islam: What the West Needs to Know: "There are moderate Muslims; there is no moderate Islam."

Whether Islamic, Jewish, Christian, or Hindu; when fanatical religious belief takes precedence over good sense and decency, it's a danger to us all and we should oppose it. All one need do is look at Afghanistan under Taliban rule, or even Nazi Germany (since Nazism had roots in the occult) to see what fanaticism can lead to. Yes, those are extreme examples, but the Taliban and the Nazi Party each started out as small fringe groups which grew in power and influence over a relatively short amount of time.