We will modify this post if it turns out that the gunman was not an Orthodox Jew. Still, no matter who pulled the trigger, some vitriolic Orthodox Jewish rhetoric has created an atmosphere conducive to terrorist acts like this one.
Here is the story link from the LA Times [hat tip Yochanan III]:
Gunman kills two at gay center in IsraelWhoever it was, we take these options from our previous post and ask how they apply to the current situation:
By Richard Boudreaux
Reporting from Jerusalem -- A masked gunman slipped into a community center for gay teenagers in Tel Aviv and sprayed the room with automatic rifle fire late Saturday, killing two people and wounding at least 10 in what activists called Israel's deadliest crime against homosexuals....more...
Five scenarios for solving the problem of religious terror and violence.
1. the forceful eradication of the terrorists - not a practical solution
2. "cracking down" -- one step back from wiping them out - a round-up is inevitable and the Israeli government will impose closer scrutiny of religious institutions and their rhetoric
3. violence wins - never an option
4. separation of religion from politics - long-term this must be a value that is inculcated in any democratic state
5. secular authorities embrace moral values, including those associated with religion - in part always a valid avenue to explore, but that's never going to include the "value" of anti-gay hatred.