When will people learn that trying to sweep something under the rug to avoid a Chilul Hashem will only result in a later and much larger Chilul Hashem?Wolf [on the story of the woman being beaten up for refusing to move to the back of a non-"medhadrin" bus]:
What sounds worse? "Police today arrested a Brooklyn Rabbi on charges that he molested a student", or "Police today arrested a Brooklyn Rabbi on charges that he molested a student. Similar allegations going back 30 years have been made before, and the school administration has been accused of covering up the abuse?"
It's better to have a small Chilul Hashem today then a giant one tomorrow.
And yet, could you see this story happening because she was eating treif on the bus? Could you see it happening because she was eating chometz on Pesach? Could you see it happening because she was returning from having been on the Temple Mount? Could you even see this happening because she had a tattoo?Read their whole posts. They've nailed it right on the head.
Personally, I cannot. If someone were to tell me that she were beaten up for violating a mitzvah d'oreissa, I'd have a hard time believing it - but for this, it sadly sounds plausable.
Funny which "violations" will cause people to react violently.