My apologies to both Rav Chaim Kanievsky and the Munckatcher Rebbe for dragging their images through the mud I'm about to sling. It was not I who chose to conflate the images of two noble people with those of the children (currently innocent and victimized who will eventually, psik reishay, develop into warped and possibly victimizing adults) of a deranged cult.
I seldom agree with the blogmeister of Emes v'Emunah but he nailed it on this one.
This post is mined from the comment that I left there.
I can't tell you how upset I was by this article. I am not a regular Ami reader but the picture on the cover misled me to believe that I would be getting an expose', instead I got 18 plus pages of defending the indefensible.
That Franfurter is an ipcha-mistavra-nik provocateur and/ or someone being paid lots of money by Helbrans or his deep-pocketed backers seems pretty obvious.
As soon as I got to the part where Helbrans tells him that "he and his chaverim" will be publishing a kunteres explaining why the burkas are mandated by halacha I put the magazine down and could read no further.
MORE PROFUNDITY AND CRISP WRITING AFTER THE JUMP