The article doesn't give us much information. It says their "sense of modesty is offended" but doesn't say why. I assume the the school has a uniform policy that they disapprove of. Considering they're orthodox this seems to be the logical conclusion. The article is poorly written; it makes it seem like the mere presence of the girls is offensive. I highly doubt that is the case.
Edit: Wait, it's a video. NoScript hid the video from me. Watching now.
Edit: Yeah, so I was pretty much right. I don't see what the problem is. These people have beliefs that I don't agree with but they have a reasonable case for being upset. Clearly scaring children (throwing feces? wut?) is a bit far but I wouldn't begrudge their right to protest something they don't like.
If it actually happened. It isn't usual for a concerned parent to exaggerate on television. I'm sure more than a few "Ultra Orthodox" Jews watched that clip and said to themselves "Who the heck threw feces?" But obviously I wasn't there so anything I could say on the matter is conjecture. I'm just skeptical about a religious person, an orthodox one at that, throwing feces. Clearly it isn't impossible but it seems unlikely.
I'm Jewish myself, but I know the ultra-orthodox Jews can be very unreasonable sometimes. They believe that girls need to dress in skirts and dresses that reach their knees and wrists, no matter how hot it is. (I'm not quite sure the exact dress code, but it's something like that) But throwing feces? That is a bit too far. Honestly, I don't think how religious you are would make a difference to what you throw at people, though. They do tend to go against the most important rules while following the other rules. Like, they'll dress very religiously, pray 3 times a day, and strictly eat kosher, but some of them can be very mean people. This is really only some (not all) of the very orthodox Jews.
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