HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Russian Jews horrified by...

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:51 PM

Russian Jews horrified by MP's 'shameful' slur

Saint Petersburg (AFP) - A pro-Kremlin lawmaker came under fire Monday after saying the ancestors of local Jewish opposition figures in Saint-Petersburg "boiled Christians in cauldrons", sparking indignation from Russia's Jewish community.

Vitaly Milonov, a Duma deputy known for his anti-gay initiatives, lashed out at the weekend at two local lawmakers leading a protest against handing over St. Isaac's basilica, a top landmark in Russia's second largest city, to the Russian Orthodox Church.

"Christians survived despite the fact that the ancestors of Boris Vishnevsky and Maksim Reznik boiled us in cauldrons and fed us to animals," ultra-conservative Milonov said at a rally Sunday to support the controversial handover.

The statement triggered a storm of criticism, with another local lawmaker Alexei Kovalev petitioning for a criminal probe into possible incitement of hatred while prominent Jewish figures said it was shameful and could spark religious tensions.

more...

[hr]

Funny how so many anti-Semites are also homophobes.

9 replies, 999 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Russian Jews horrified by MP's 'shameful' slur (Original post)
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 OP
still_one Feb 2017 #1
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #2
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #3
still_one Feb 2017 #5
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #6
still_one Feb 2017 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2017 #4
Behind the Aegis Feb 2017 #7
DemocratSinceBirth Feb 2017 #9

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 04:54 PM

1. More elders of Zion bullshit. It never ends

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 05:01 PM

2. So true.

How long before it starts cropping up here given the administration's ties to Russia?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:19 PM

3. Have to check tonight if it is back on the bestseller lists again.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 11:45 PM

5. Are you serious?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to still_one (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:25 AM

6. Sadly, yes; quite serious.

It was on the bestseller list in several Arab nations just a few years ago. It appears on the...wait for it...Japanese bestseller lists from time to time (usually in different versions). Excerpts were read in the Greek parliament a few years back. It topped the charts in Hungary, and one other former Eastern-bloc nation (can't remember off the top of my head).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:27 AM

8. wow, that's awful. Appreciate the heads up BTA

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 10:21 PM

4. Let's see whst Putin does... For all his sins anti-semitism isn't one of them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 01:27 AM

7. I am guessing a blind eye will be turned.

Putin is not to be trusted. Even after the upsurge of attacks against Jews in Europe and his beckoning Jews to come to "Mother Russia", many were not swayed. Though there are more than a few Jews who do emigrate to Russia.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 15, 2017, 08:16 AM

9. I neither like or trust Putin.

However I have read several books on him and Russia and one of the themes is he leaves the Jews alone. He is a bad man but he seems more layered than Trump.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread