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Russian Journalist Stabbed 20 Times, Apparently for Insulting Islam
The Atlantic ^ | May 29, 2012 | Adam Martin

Posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT by SteelToe

Attacks on journalists are, unfortunately, not terribly uncommon in Russia, so it's weird that a radio presenter recently embroiled in controversy would comply with an anonymous midnight text asking him to come outside, where he was stabbed 20 times.

Our best guess as to why 46-year-old radio presenter Sergei Aslanyan apparently walked into an attack is that he's an automobile journalist, and probably not used to the kind of controversy in which he finds himself. The Guardian's Miriam Elder has the most detailed English-language account of the attack, which is still pretty slim:

Police sources said Aslanyan received a call from an unknown number just before midnight, inviting him outside for a chat. After leaving his home in southern Moscow, he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest, neck and arms by a man, or several men, wielding a knife.

Apparently Aslanyan insulted the prophet Muhammad in a broadcast, and his assailants were looking to get even for that. Russian news site RIA Novosti reports: "On May 14 on a live radio show on Radio Mayak, Aslanyan discussed the question of choosing a new car, and used the expression, 'from rags to riches,' in the context of a discussion about the biography of the Prophet Muhammad, in a manner which has drawn condemnation from some parts of the Muslim community, with some pro-Islamic media publishing negative articles referring to the remarks."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam; russia; stabbing

1 posted on 05/30/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT by SteelToe
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To: SteelToe

The religion of pigs.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 8:33:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: SteelToe

an anonymous midnight text asking him to come outside

I’ll be right there D’oh .Stalin killed off all the smart people


3 posted on 05/30/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SteelToe

The west (and I include Russia) had better wise up about these swine before its too late.

hey should be identified,rounded up, and deported to Saudi Arabia. All of them. Regardless of age or sex and dumped there. Let the oil rich pigs who run that country deal with them.

Then we should destroy every mosque and madrasseh in the west and forbid any further entry into our countriesd.

Finally, we should provide military aid and assistance to Copts, or anyone else of whatever relgion, who are battling Muslims in their own country and do everything possible to drive them out.

We have a tiger by the ears and we had better do something before it getes too big for us to handle.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 8:39:26 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: molson209

Not the brightest lad, but the story highlight’s the growing danger from an islamic population that is growing more and more lawless in every western country.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 8:40:35 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: ZULU

I like this.....ALOT!


6 posted on 05/30/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ZULU

“The west (and I include Russia) had better wise up about these swine before its too late.”

Islam started terrorizing eastern Europe starting in the era 11th century. It wasn’t until the Battle of Vienna on Sept 11, 1683 when the Europeons got their act together and had the testicular fortitude to drive back the sand barbarians.

Think about that for sec. It took Whitey close to 700 years to finally get his head out of his collective rectal region before he decided he’d had enough of Mo’s crap. How long will it take this time around????


7 posted on 05/30/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: SteelToe

Sometimes collective punishment is in order. Vlad will know what to do.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: ZULU
The west (and I include Russia) had better wise up about these swine before its too late.

Someone - and I'm afraid it'll have to be a UN resolution - must stand up and say: While it's important to respect different cultures, FREE SPEECH TRUMPS ALL DEMANDS FOR "RESPECT".

It has to be the UN. It can't be just us. The entire world must stand up to this radical muslim offend-me-and-I'll-kill-you mentality.

Unfortunately, the world is moving in the opposite direction. We are told that we must be sensitive, we must change our lives to accommodate these killers.

Where is the next Reagan???

9 posted on 05/30/2012 9:00:25 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Actually, Islam had expanded throughout CHRISTIAN North Africa and CHRISTIAN Eastern Asia long before the 1000’s.

They invaded Spain in the 700’s and it took the Spaniards until 1492 to kick the last Muslim butts out of their country. They invaded Sicily and Southern Italy in the same timeframe but were epxelled in only a few hundred years - thanks to the Normans who disinfected that part of Europe quite nicely.

Even after the Battle of Vienna, the Muslims CONTINUED to be a menace in the Mediterrancean and North Atlantic - striking out as far as Ireland and England in slaving expeditions until well into the 1800’s.

They are still expanding south into subsaharan Africa with flashpoints in Nigeria, the Sudan and Ethiopia, where Christians and animists have been murdered, raped, enslaved and tortured by these fiends.

Of course, all this mischief in the west can distract us from the millions of Hindu Indians massacred by Islamic invasions in the subcontinent until the Brits finally took over. But that temporary respite ended and India and Pakistan continue to be another overlooked flashpoint with Islamic assaults nearly constant against the Hindus and Sikhs there and in Pakistan, not to mention the few Christians. God know what they have done to Buddhists in South eastern Asia and there is continuing Islamic attacks against Christians in the Phillippines.

I almost forgot the near total extermination of another monotheistic religion in Iran - Zoroastrianism - along with the destruction of a great civilization there.

Islam is a millenium plus long epidemic. A growing and suppurating pox on the face of humanity. They are the real termites in a civilized world and should be converted or eliminated before they take over entire globe and convert the world into a macrocosm of Afghanistan, Yemen or Somalia.


10 posted on 05/30/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: Leaning Right

While it’s important to respect different cultures, FREE SPEECH TRUMPS ALL DEMANDS FOR “RESPECT”.

The problem with that is that Islam REQUIRES its adherents to IMPOSE Islam on non-Muslims. Dhimmis (Christians and Jews) must be enslaved or reduced to third class citizenship and non-Dhimmis converted or killed. Its in their “sacred” scriptures - the Koran, the Haddiths, etc and codified in Sharia Law.

All of which demonstrates that your wish to make them respect us makes as much sense as requring Nazis to like Jews. There can be no peaceful accomodation with Islam. There is NO popular movement within Islam to moderate these views. Just different levels of intolerance.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 9:08:51 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

Yes, they did go into Spain that early but I was more focused on eastern Europe.

How long did it take the Spanish to get their heads out of their collective rectal region before they drove Islam back?

700+ years!

Same as eastern Europe!

Why is Whitey so freaking stupid?

Why do you think southern Italy is so corrupt and crime ridden? Because of the Muzzie influence!

And from what family lineage did the Mafia originate on Sicily? The Muzzies!

Islam is just an organized criminal syndicate for barbarians!


12 posted on 05/30/2012 9:09:34 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Truth29

Fine reference!!! ;)


13 posted on 05/30/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

There is no doubt that the destructive elements of an Islamic presence remain FAR LONGER than their actual occupation. A lot of the problems in the Balkans between the people there goes back to the Ottoman presence and their tactics of using different ethnic groups and different religions gainst each other. So too the problems in southern Italy and Sicily. The Inquisition in Spain, when it was not otherwise pre-occupied with persecuting Protestants and Jews, was far more constructively employed in rooting out Muslims there and so that country may have escaped the effects of a Muslim presence to a better degree. Also, the slow progress of the Reconquista may have made de-Islamization more effective.

Chaos and anarchy as well as brutality and violence are always the hallmark of any islamic presence.

As for your question, I simply don’t know. There appears to be signs of discontent among the non-Muslim masses of western Europe right now. But not enough to make the governments there respond. I think the European Union has had a deleterious impact on any effective local resistance to this pestilence.


14 posted on 05/30/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: SteelToe
First thought when reading the title was, Pooty Poot is busy with his usual MO.

5.56mm

15 posted on 05/30/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Truth29

Vlad certainly knew how make a point with his adversaries!!


16 posted on 05/30/2012 9:21:38 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: ZULU

If you haven’t already done so, I recommend reading “Because they hate”, and “They must be stopped” written by Brigitte Gabriel,


17 posted on 05/30/2012 9:22:49 AM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: navyblue

Thanks for those references. I never read any books by her, but I know Brigette Gabriel is a hero and a really beautiful lady too.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 9:39:52 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: ZULU
All of which demonstrates that your wish to make them respect us makes as much sense as requring Nazis to like Jews.

I think you misread my post. My point is that free speech is much more important than anyone's demand for "respect".

The radicals don't have to respect us. But they must understand that if they try to limit anyone's free speech, the entire civilized world will push back HARD.

The entire world must speak as one voice on this. But, unfortunately, I don't think that will happen. It is more likely that radical islam will slowly swallow the West, just like a snake slowly swallows a mouse.

19 posted on 05/30/2012 9:56:38 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right

Well, I’m one westerner who is more than willing to give that snake ONE BIG STOMACH ACHE.

If there are enough of us, I think we could even make it regurgitate and slither away.

Sorry I misunderstood you.


20 posted on 05/30/2012 9:59:36 AM PDT by ZULU (Non Nobis Domine Non Nobis Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam.)
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To: SteelToe

Islam sucks.

Mohammed was a pedophile.

It bears repeating by everyone when articles like this appear.


21 posted on 05/30/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
“The west (and I include Russia) had better wise up about these swine before its too late.”

You would've thought that after Breslin, where ragheads murdered over 380 people, mostly school children, Russia would be hunting these animals, but they have apparently gone soft like the west.

22 posted on 05/30/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“You would’ve thought that after Breslin, where ragheads murdered over 380 people, mostly school children, Russia would be hunting these animals, but they have apparently gone soft like the west.”

If the Russian government turned a blind eye to reprisals, I think the general population would take care of the islamic problem. The same scenario could also apply here. We once knew how to deal with murderous redskins.


23 posted on 05/30/2012 1:00:23 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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