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Russia: Chechen riots after mosque loses text vote
bbc.co.uk ^ | September 9, 2013

Posted on 09/15/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

A government-sponsored contest to select 10 symbols of Russia has ended in controversy after the country's biggest mosque was removed from the top spot.

The Ahmad Kadyrov mosque in Grozny, capital of Muslim-dominated Chechnya, unexpectedly topped the list of contenders for months. But just a day before voting closed in the second round, it dropped to number two.

Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's president (and son of Ahmad), reacted angrily, and accused Russia's two major mobile operators of rigging the text voting. In the days that followed, angry Chechens attacked the companies' offices in Grozny, forcing one of them to suspend local operations.

In the end, organisers reviewed the result, making the mosque joint winner alongside the Kolomna Kremlin, outside Moscow. They said voting had been skewed by hackers and "bots" voting multiple times. A scarcely credible 52 million votes had been registered on the final day of round two.

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1 posted on 09/15/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Given the troubles that Russia has with political Islamists in southern Russia, its understandable why they would not want al Qaeda dominated jihadists to come to power in nearby Syria. Its ironic that Putin inherently understands the significance of the Boston marathon bombings better than Obama.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 8:12:27 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

They did try to warn us.


3 posted on 09/15/2013 8:17:50 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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>> angry Chechens attacked the companies’ offices in Grozny

Isn’t that the way the so-called “religion of peace” always ends up taking care of business.

Islam is a false religion born of SATAN himself. Piss be upon Mohammed and his spawn-of-satan followers.

And by the way, there is no god named Allah.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 8:22:45 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Old information from an old post of mine. It's probably been updated/revised, but I don't have time now to look it all up and format it again.

Russia has military friends in its Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO: members listed below).

All of the following excerpts are from the CIA World Factbook (as accessed on 29OCT06).

Russia
Religions:
Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 est.) note: estimates are of practicing worshipers; Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule

Kazakhstan
Religions:
Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%

Kyrgyzstan
Religions:
Muslim 75%, Russian Orthodox 20%, other 5%

Tajikistan
Religions:
Sunni Muslim 85%, Shi'a Muslim 5%, other 10% (2003 est.)

Uzbekistan
Religions:
Religions: Muslim 88% (mostly Sunnis), Eastern Orthodox 9%, other 3%

Belarus
Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion continue . . .
Religions:
Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% (1997 est.)

Armenia
Religions:
Armenian Apostolic 94.7%, other Christian 4%, Yezidi (monotheist with elements of nature worship) 1.3%


...some recent historical information.

Russia calls for banning Judaism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1431407/posts

Russia probing whether Jewish law constitutes incitement ["first time since Stalin's regime"]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1431367/posts

Putin: Russia Building Nuclear Weapon U.S. Won't Have
http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1282021/posts

Russians Respect Reason For Terrorism
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1210347/posts

Russia says new Topol RS-12 mobile ICBM can evade U.S. missile defense
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1513904/posts

...some earlier information.

What led to the Six Day War in 1967? ((PalestineFacts.org)

Military Provocation By Arab Countries and Soviet Disinformation

At the same time, and unknown to the Israelis, the Soviet Union mounted a disinformation campaign pushing Egypt to join Syria against Israel. At that time, the Soviets were providing military and economic aid to both Syria and Egypt. On May 13, 1967 a Soviet parliamentary delegation visited Cairo and informed the Egyptian leaders that Israel had concentrated eleven to thirteen brigades along the Syrian border in preparation for an assault within a few days, with the intention of overthrowing the revolutionary Syrian Government. This was a complete fabrication designed by the Soviets to destabilize the Middle East. Similar false information may have been given to Egypt by the Soviets as early as May 2.


5 posted on 09/15/2013 8:54:43 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They’re acting like they just lost their EBT cards!


6 posted on 09/15/2013 10:18:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They’re acting like they just lost their EBT cards!


7 posted on 09/15/2013 10:20:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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