Jew from America Smashes Roman Statues in Jerusalem Museum Because He has “Jerusalem Syndrome”

This sounds made up

“American Jew in Jerusalem” sounds like a horror movie.

The Guardian:

Israeli police have arrested an American tourist at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem after he hurled works of art to the floor, defacing two second-century Roman statues.

The vandalism late on Thursday raised questions about the safety of the priceless collections and stirred concern about a rise in attacks on cultural heritage in Jerusalem.

Police identified the suspect as a radical 40-year-old Jewish American tourist, and said initial questioning suggested he had smashed the statues because he considered them “to be idolatrous and contrary to the Torah”.

Damn, that’s hardcore, bro.

You’re so edgy, bro.


The man’s lawyer, Nick Kaufman, denied that the tourist had acted out of religious fanaticism.

Instead, Kaufman said, the man was suffering from a mental disorder that psychiatrists have labelled the Jerusalem syndrome. The condition– a form of disorientation believed to be induced by the religious magnetism of the city, which is sacred to Christians, Jews and Muslims – is said to cause foreign pilgrims to believe they are figures from the Bible.

Yeah, that’s probably why they wouldn’t let me in.

If I started thinking I was a figure from the Bible, some serious shit would be going down.

That said… I don’t remember anyone smashing up any museums in the Bible.

The defendant has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Officials did not release his name due to a gag order.

With religious passions burning and tensions simmering during the Jewish holiday season, spitting and other assaults on Christian worshippers by radical ultra-Orthodox Jews have been on the rise, unnerving tourists, outraging local Christians and sparking widespread condemnation. The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, the harvest festival, ends on Friday at sundown.

Damn. The Guardian is going balls-to-the-wall against these Jew spitters.

Hey – which sci-fi franchise has “spitters”?

Can you remember? Is it Half-Life? I don’t think it’s Alien, because there is really only that one kind of Xenomorph and then the Queen in most Alien lore (at least pre-Prometheus).

It’s something. Seems like it’s a video game.

The prominent Israel Museum, with its exhibits of archaeology, fine arts, and artefacts of Jewish art and life, described Thursday’s vandalism as a “troubling and unusual event”, and said it “condemns all forms of violence and hopes such incidents will not recur”.

Museum photos showed the marble head of the goddess Athena knocked off its pedestal on to the floor and a statue of a pagan deity shattered into fragments. The damaged statues were being restored, museum staff said. The museum declined to state the value of the statues or cost of the damage.

The Israeli government expressed alarm over the defacement, which officials also attributed to Jewish iconoclasm in obedience to early prohibitions against idolatry.


Jews are strange people.

But it’s also strange that the attack on European culture comes just after the media all of a sudden started caring about Jew spitters. Those Jews have been spitting for a long time.

I’m not saying it’s a conspiracy. I don’t know what the point of a conspiracy would be.

But it’s strange.

Here’s a video from last year of an American Jew smashing statues of Jesus in Jerusalem:

That didn’t get nearly the headlines this attack on the Roman statues is getting.

It got no statement from the Jew government.

Of course, smashing Jesus is more offensive, but these Roman statues were definitely worth a lot more money than the Jesus statue.

Snake Baker contributed to this article. 


It’s Dead Space that has spitters.

The remake was really quite fantastic, despite making all the women ugly for no reason. It was just a bit repetitive after a bit. I don’t really remember the original, though I did play it.