Skip to comments.'Cut it or I will burn it off': Russia police 'force three Muslim men to trim their beards..
Posted on 05/08/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by cunning_fish
Police officers in Russia forced three men in a Muslim cafe to cut their beards at gunpoint, it has been claimed. During an inspection of a Muslim cafe in the Russian city of Surgut police officers apparently threatened some visitors with automatic weapons and with a lighter. One of the men claims an officer held a lighter to his chin and told him 'cut it off or I will burn it off'. The incident allegedly took place on March 3 in the cafe located near a mosque as the men were eating after evening prayers. One of the men said he was forced to use scissors to cut off his long beard. It is believed there were 15 officers in masks and they arrived in four cars. According to Red Hot Russia, witnesses saw people in the uniform of riot police (OMON) burst into cafe place and force visitors onto their knees. Afterwards it claims several people were taken to the police station, where the law enforcement officers checked their documents. It is believed there has been an internal investigation launched by the Russian police. Russian news agencies have said the officers were implementing the rules of 'Peter the Great' who ruled the Tsardom of Russia in the late 1600s. He commanded all of his courtiers and officials to cut off their long beards and imposed an annual beard tax on those who refused.
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Do to them whatever you wish.
Were they talking to the moooslim women or men? Not sure . . . . Love how the ruskies ain’t taking no moooslim $hit from them. Cut their beards with a rusty razor blade.
Yes, he did:
I dunno. If they'd let us be I'd say let them be. But they won't.
Cut your beard or we will burn it off is the only option Nidal Hassan should have got.
I say tape them to a chair, apply hot wax, lay cloth over wax then rip the cloth off.
A friend of mine had a brother who went to the police academy with a mustache... the Drill Instructor told him to shave it or he would rub it off with a rock...lol
Rock n’ roll!
So why is this a problem?
Putin doesn’t like the muzzies. Off with their beards!
A “ beard tax” from Peter the Great time period makes this article feel like a hoax ...
Of course this is Russia... They do some strange things...
Although in a just world, the troops would be able to exercise their God given unalienable right to keep and bear arms. And, as soon as the muzzie POS shouted "allah akbar" and started to raise a weapon he should've been shot to hamburger.
Gee, that’s a shame. If it’s true, they should probably apologize or something.
The guys from Duck Dynasty would be in a fix if over there....
>>>A beard tax from Peter the Great time period makes this article feel like a hoax ...
Of course this is Russia... They do some strange things...<<<<
It has really happened. Arabs tried to make a big story out of it and filed a petition. A response from police dept was it has nothing to do with racism&profiling and officers has tried to enforce Peter’s law, defunct since earlier 1700s. “Officers underwent additional training to update their legal knowledge etc....No ground for disciplinary action”.
Muzzies thought it was a sneer from the police force.
Be careful what you wish for.
I don’t know why the Muslims should object to being told to cut their beards ...their own countries have teams that go out and nail people for showing hair, or walking alone etc.
Too bad...hats off to Russia for “humilating them”...for it seems to be the only thing that impacts them. Death surely doesn’t.
“Of course this is Russia... They do some strange things...”
Indeed. Russia arrested Pussy Riot femi-Nazis for crashing an orthodox church ceremony.
Strange days for sure.
Russians know how to deal with muzzies. They have NEVER had an ambassador screwed with. Google what happened to the last muzzies that screwed with them in Lebanon back in the eighties.
>>Russians know how to deal with muzzies. They have NEVER had an ambassador screwed with. Google what happened to the last muzzies that screwed with them in Lebanon back in the eighties.<<<
In fact they had both Tehran embassy raided and ambassador killed at the time (1829):
” The incident began when an Armenian eunuch escaped from the harem of Persian shah Fath Ali Shah, and two Armenian girls escaped from that of his son-in-law. All three sought refuge at the Russian legation. As agreed in the Treaty of Turkmenchay, Armenians living in Persia were permitted to return to Eastern Armenia. 
However, the Shah demanded that Griboyedov return the three. Griboyedov refused. This caused an uproar throughout the city and several thousand Persians encircled the Russian compound demanding their release.
Griboyedov then decided to offer to return the Armenians. But it was too late. Moments later, urged on by the mullahs, the mob stormed the building.”  Griboyedov and other members of his mission had prepared for a siege and sealed all the windows and doors. Armed and in full uniform, they were resolved to defend to the last drop of blood. Although small in number, the Cossack detachment assigned to protect the legation held off the mob for over an hour until finally being driven back to Griboyedov’s office. There, Griboyedov and the Cossacks resisted until the mob broke through the roof of the building, and then through the ceiling, to slaughter them. The escaped eunuch and Griboyedov, who fought with his sword, were among the first to be shot to death; the fate of the two Armenian girls remains unknown.  Second secretary of the mission Karl Adelung and, in particular, a young doctor whose name is not known, fought hard, but soon the scene was one of butchered, decapitated corpses.
Griboyedov’s body, thrown from a window, was decapitated by a kebab vendor who displayed the head on his stall.  The mob dragged the uniformed corpse through the city’s streets and bazaars, to cries of celebration. It was eventually abandoned on a garbage heap after three days of ill-treatment by the mob, such that in the end it could be identified only by a duelling injury to a finger. The following June, Griboyedov’s friend Alexander Pushkin, travelling through the southern Caucasus, encountered some men from Teheran leading an oxcart. The men told Pushkin they were conveying the ambassador’s remains to Tiflis (now Tbilisi). Griboyedov was buried there, in the monastery of St David (Mtatsminda Pantheon). 
When Nino, Griboyedov’s widow, received news of his death she gave premature birth to a child who died a few hours later. Nino lived another thirty years, rejecting all suitors and winning universal admiration for her fidelity to her husband’s memory.
In a move to placate Russia for the attack and the death of its ambassador, the Shah sent his grandson Khosrow Mirza to St Petersburg to apologize to Tsar Nicholas I,  and to present him with a large diamond, now known as the Shah Diamond.”
Now that was a language the could understand.
Peter the Great did order Russians to shave their beards and wear western style clothing when he tried to modernize Russia. He also moved the capital from Moscow to a new location because he wanted a European looking city.He built it on a swamp on the Baltic shore and named it St.Petersburg
Say what you will about Russians, they have hot women, and they do not mess around.............
Cut your beard or we will burn it off is the only option Nidal Hassan should have got.
Yes! Don’t want to hurt his feelings though.
Why can’t guys like this sneak into our country?
>>>Why cant guys like this sneak into our country?<<<
Who’ll give them visas? They are certainly non-muslim and non-diverse in general. Probably won’t make a dim voters either.
Which is worse?
Well, it depends. If you are a liberal, cutting heads is just a feature of diverse culture. Cutting beards is a police brutality and an obvious insult to diversity.
Too right. The only thing they respect or at least comprehend is the direct threat of violence. It’s a shame we have to wait so long for the world to recognize this basic fact.
Oh, dear me - no!
Do you mean to tell me that someone, somewhere, actually had the stones to treat Moslem males the same way Moslem males treat everyone else on Planet Earth?
Oh, that’s terrible!
So ZZ Top and the Duck Dynasty guys might want to avoid there.
the Russians should be careful... the Muslims might get the impression you don’t want them in your country
(come to think of it... anyone have a bic lighter?)
Big babies...cry me a river! They are whining about being forced to “cutting” their beards? Funny how those towel heads don’t have a problem “cutting off” a certain part of their wives and daughters female parts...LOSERS.
Read about the muzzies in Lebanon.
Think about that for just a quick second. It is possible there is good reason Muslim women are made to wear full body covering.
The only time I’ve been more proud of the Russkies was when they decided to leave the Somali Pirates 600 miles from shore in a leaky boat with no compass.
In fact Russian OMON forces are notorious to be a dump for a former Marines with lowest IQ and biggest muscles. Most of them were deployed to some kind of Asscrackistan before and has really little love to bearded Muslims.
Next step is to go “sharia” on them and cut the beards off at the collar bone...
until Peter's time, the Tsardom was Eastern, Mongolian even in dress and outlook
Peter was westernized and aimed to drag Russia to being European
And the action against beards was one of them, then also his marriage to a German princess (as an aside, after Peter, each of his descendants married a German, such that by 1815, Tsar Alexander was nearly pure-blood German) and his movement against the "Old Believers"