Come on Braty, I live very close to Orthodox Jews, they are not fanatics, they are lovely family orientated people, or at least the ones I know personally and thats quite a few
They still prefer their dark age traditions....I despise especially the slow killing of living animals for their religious reasons (!) or that the men are busy in tora schools whereas their women have to do all the works, or that women haven't the same rights as men at all (sounds familiar?).
They brought an article in Spiegel not far back about orthodox teenager running away from their
orthodox homes (in Israel), wanting to have a chance for a life and education..
They are as fanatic, intolerant and unforgiving to every non-komformist as every other religious fanatic group!
But Ultra-Orthodoxy is more like a cult that intellectually cripples children in the name of religion
Eerily familar to some other cults one could mention if you ask me...