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Russian Region Tolerates 'Bride Stealing' Even After Triple Murder
Time ^ | November 5, 2013 | Simon Shuster

Posted on 11/06/2013 9:04:50 AM PST by cunning_fish

For centuries, it has been common for men in Russia’s southern regions to kidnap the woman they want to marry, a ritual known as “bride stealing.” And despite amounting to a major felony, the local custom is still widely tolerated. That tension between Russian law and local tradition was on display on Nov. 4, Russia’s National Unity Day, when the Kremlin-appointed leader of the region of Ingushetia called on his tiny, mountainous republic “to preserve its historic traditions and cultural values.” What President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov failed to mention was how much trouble the tradition of bride stealing has caused his region (or at least its women) over the past week and a half. On Oct. 26, two prominent family clans in Ingushetia staged a shootout in broad daylight over the repeated kidnapping of 21-year-old Khagi Yevloeva. Over the course of this year, Yevloeva had been abducted three times by a persistent suitor from a neighboring clan, the Aushevs, but each time her relatives had managed to find her and take her back. When the same man kidnapped her for a fourth time on Oct. 25, the two families started a gunfight in the middle of the regional capital, Nazran, which was shown on national television after a witness captured it on video. Among the incident’s other similarities to the Wild West, the meeting was reportedly scheduled for high noon.

According to local press reports, two brothers from the Aushev clan, both in their 20s, came to the meeting armed with automatic weapons and, after pulling masks over their faces, opened fire on a male relative of Yevloeva’s who happened to be a police officer. He returned fire, killing both men on the spot. In the video aired on Russian television, an unidentified brawler, presumably from the Yevloev clan, can be....

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Russia
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; terrorism
Author is doing so hard to avoid a word starting with "I" and finishing with "M".
1 posted on 11/06/2013 9:04:50 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish
Great Success With Women!


2 posted on 11/06/2013 9:06:47 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

This is so Borat it’s not even funny.

Get your “Marriage Sack” ready and look out Pam Anderson.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 9:08:27 AM PST by FAA
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To: cunning_fish
I wonder how many Amish actually live in that part of Russia? </sarc>
4 posted on 11/06/2013 9:08:51 AM PST by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock; All
Go to the site and watch the video ...

Never Bring A Club To A Gun Fight

5 posted on 11/06/2013 9:14:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: cunning_fish

So this isn’t just like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?


6 posted on 11/06/2013 9:16:20 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: cunning_fish

The police officer is named Magomed Yevloev. I have a feeling that the “g” may be pronounced kind of like an “h.”

The only mention that this region is mainly Islamic is where the clerics get together and say that bride stealing violates Sharia as well as Russian law. But I kind of doubt how much they really meant it.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 9:16:33 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cunning_fish

I want the movie...


8 posted on 11/06/2013 9:20:00 AM PST by GOPJ (Many Nazi functionaries were “decent people”-but did evil things while at work.GladeCuru)
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To: cunning_fish

The only rule is that there are no rules.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 9:26:44 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: FAA

Pamla Anderson really? I am betting within 48 hrs. you have that harpy back in the sack and be head for the highest bridge over the deepest water you could find!!!


10 posted on 11/06/2013 9:27:08 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Who could possible want Tommy Lee leftovers?


11 posted on 11/06/2013 9:29:14 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: GOPJ

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NF_TPH_iGtE


12 posted on 11/06/2013 9:32:18 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Cicero
"The only mention that this region is mainly Islamic is where the clerics get together and say that bride stealing violates Sharia as well as Russian law.

How much you want to bet they have Death Penalty laws for goat stealing though?
13 posted on 11/06/2013 9:33:17 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: cunning_fish
I'm pretty sure I read about a Hmong refugee getting into a heap of trouble engaging in that cultural practice in the US.

That must have been about 30 years ago.

14 posted on 11/06/2013 9:48:45 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Kartographer

Not me. That’s who Borat went after with the “Marriage Sack” in the movie.

I never intimated that Borat had good taste, no.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 10:29:14 AM PST by FAA
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To: cunning_fish

Most ethnic groups have a history of this type of thing at some point. My daughter is a wedding videographer and has done a number of Romanian weddings. A key feature is a prearranged “kidnapping” of the bride.

It is even claimed that the wedding ring is a relic of the bonds used to control the bride when kidnapping her.

This is not a common practice in most Muslim areas.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 10:48:22 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: cunning_fish

This is only a couple of hundred miles from Sochi. Lot’s of fetching prospective “brides” will be there soon.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 10:49:58 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: cunning_fish
two prominent family clans in Ingushetia

The Beslan school massacre was perpetrated by a mixed gang of Ingush and Chechans.

18 posted on 11/06/2013 11:05:49 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: cunning_fish; PGR88; FAA; Gamecock; knarf; Nevadan; Cicero; GOPJ; ComputerGuy; Kartographer; ...

19 posted on 11/06/2013 11:53:14 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Kartographer

But it’s still OK to have sex with goats as long as you don’t steal them.


20 posted on 11/06/2013 12:01:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

That’s fine for you to say, but would you want a strang man having sex with your goat? ;-)


21 posted on 11/06/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cicero

Actually, under Sharia as interpreted by the late Imam Khoemeni, you can have sex with various animals, but aren’t allowed to then eat them.

A long but classic Mark Steyn piece. Proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that getting into a war of words with him is a bad idea.

http://www.steynonline.com/1516/the-shagged-sheep


22 posted on 11/06/2013 12:56:25 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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