October 7, 2011

The problem of Amish-on-Amish violence.

The Daily Mail reports:
Men and sometimes women from a group of families disavowed by mainstream Amish have terrorized a half-dozen or more fellow Amish.

In Holmes County, a group of 27 men allegedly burst into a home and cut the hair off men and women inside and cut the beards off the men.

Holmes County Sheriff Timothy Zimmerly told The Wheeling News Register the victims included a 13-year-old girl and a 74-year-old man....

Detectives in the area were said to be gathering evidence from buggies and horse trailers believed to have been used in connection with the assaults.
So... they're looking for hair?
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said there was a similar incident in Trumbull County three weeks ago.

He said hair from the victims was brought back to Jefferson County to prove to Sam Mullet, the bishop of the Bergholz group, that Mullet's orders concerning the hair cutting was being followed.
I know what you're thinking: A guy named Mullet wants hair cuts? But if you click the link and find his picture, you'll see it's business on top, party underneath.


ricpic said...

No, what I'm thinking is what an improvement it would be if our urban Amish reduced their violence to cutting hair.

Lucien said...

Such barberous behavior! I presume, at least, that they had the common decency to use scissors, and not electric clippers.

What's next, barn razing?

edutcher said...

In PA, shunning is usually enough.

These OH Amish (been to Holmes County, nice farm country) wing it a lot more.

PS and OT: See where Diane Cilento died. Good actress; Molly Seagrave in "tom Jones"

traditionalguy said...

The cult groups under mind controlled by a prophet are very dangerous places for female children that have no real protection from the males.

YoungHegelian said...

Just wait until the violence escalates to buggy-by shootings!

They just don't make pacifist sects like they used to.

Dr Weevil said...

YoungHegelian already gave away the punchline, so here's the joke:

Q. What goes clippety-clop, clippety-clop, clippety-clop, BANG! ?

A. An Amish drive-by shooting.

Scott M said...

When gansta-Amish beat at each other, do they turn their flintlocks sideways?

Carnifex said...

What goes "clop clop clop bang bang clop clop"?

Amish drive by

Carnifex said...

damn sorry dr weevil

Carnifex said...

"Its a very Amish Christmas,"
"And the tree don't look so good."
"Those Christmas lights don't shine so bright"
"when they're made out of wood."

Ty Ty...I'll be here all week. Try the veal.

Carnifex said...

On a more serious note, do NOT ever, EVER mess with an Amish rave. Them little bible thumpers get away from Ma and Pa Kettle and go absolutely ape s$#@. I mean com'on, its the only time they're gonna get to party like its 0099.

Jason said...

An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and back together again.

The boy asked his father, "What is this father?" The father (never having seen an elevator responded, "Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don't know what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching wide-eyed, an old lady limping slightly with a cane slowly walks up to the moving walls and pressed a button. The walls opened and the lady walks between them and into a small room. The walls closed and the boy and his father watched, small circles of light with numbers above the wall light up.
They continued to watch the circles light up in the reverse direction.
The walls opened up again and a beautiful 24-year-old woman stepped out.

The father said to his son, "Go get your mother."

EDH said...

Tell me why are we, so blind to see
That the ones we hurt, are you and me
Been spending most our lives
living in an Amish Paradise

gadfly said...

We just need to listen to Weird Al.

jimspice said...

Ha ha ha. Those silly Amish.

sydney said...

It's actually just a family feud. The victims and the perps are all members of the same family.

Peter Hoh said...

I can't speak to the rest of the photos, but the top photo at the link is from Pennsylvania.

Lazy photo editors should at least identify when they are using unrelated photos to illustrate a story.