Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

“This religion’s plan is to destroy our way of life…”

Here’s the AP article that I took as inspiration:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100818/ap_on_go_ot/us_mosque_fact_check

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This religion’s plan is to destroy our way of life. … If we have to let them build it, make them build it nine stories underground, so we can walk above it as citizens and Christians.

Ron McNeil, a House GOP candidate in the Florida Panhandle

The News Herald (Panama City FL)

That’s complete hooey… Mr McNeil says, “This religion’s plan is to destroy our way of life…” Oh, yeah, Mr McNeil? Well… a picture is worth a thousand words… look at these Muslims:

Army General of the MVD Rashid Gumranovich Nurgaliev (1956- ), holder of the Order of Merit and the Order of St Dmitri Donskoi (First Class) (this is a decoration of the MP), Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation. General Nurgaliev led the successful fight against the Islamocist terrorists in Chechnya; his forces tracked down and killed Shamil Basayev, one of the most dangerous bandits in the Caucasus. Here, he’s decorating a hero of the OMON with the star of the Hero of Russia.

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Firdaus Zaripovich Kabirov (1961- ), Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, holder of the Order of Merit, world champion truck rally driver for the KAMAZ Master Team, winner of the 2005 and 2009 Dakar Rallies.

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Nurkhatim Bikulov (1937- ), painter of Tatar nationality

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Preparation for a Holiday

Nurkhatim Bikulov

2003

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Over Tea

Nurkahtim Bikulov

2003

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Charles Prince of Wales (1948- ) (centre), owner of Tatar restaurant Dzenneta Bogdanowicz (right), and Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz (left) talk about traditional Tatar food in Kruszyniany in eastern Poland, on 16 March 2010. Looks like good eats to me! Sure DOESN’T look an al Qaeda convention either!

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Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nabiullina (1963- ), holder of the Order of Merit (First Class), Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation.

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Marat Mikhailovich Safin (1980- ), Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, Commander of the Order of Merit, world champion tennis player, he won two majors and held number one ranking amongst male tennis players in the world.

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Rail Davletbayev (1961- ), painter of Bashkir nationality

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The Fair

Rail Davletbayev

2005

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A Holiday

Rail Davletbayev

2005

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Ask any Russian who’s “The Boss”, and they’ll tell you, “It’s Muslim Magomayev, of course!” Muslim Magometovich Magomayev (1942-2008), People’s Artist of the USSR, holder of the Order of Honour. Without a doubt, the most loved pop star of the 60s and 70s. He also sang opera, too! His father, Magomet Muslimovich Magomayev, was a hero of the Second Great Patriotic War who died in the closing days of the conflict.

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Muslim sings Silent Night with his wife Tamara Sinyavskaya (she’s also a People’s Artist of the USSR and holder of the Order of Honour, and was a Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre)

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This song has a long intro, Muslim doesn’t start singing until 1.01 into the vid

All of Russia mourned his death… he was a phenomenon, the “Russian Sinatra”.

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Dinara Mikhailovna Safina (1986- ), Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, world champion tennis player, won a silver medal at the Olympics in tennis women’s singles, held number one ranking amongst female tennis players, sister of Marat Safin.

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Greco-Roman wrestlers Artur Suleimanov and Ruslan Adzhigov (both 1993- ), part of Team Russia at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (they both won medals in their class).

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The trucks of the mighty KAMAZ Master Team are made in Kazan in the Tatar Republic… most of the workers and drivers are Muslims… what a concept!

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Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva (1982- ), Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, nine time major champion in the women’s pole vault, she’s considered the greatest female pole vaulter of all time, she’s one of the most talented female athletes alive today, and she’s one of the 40 “Champions for Peace”. Yelena Gadzhievna’s also a Captain in the Russian Army.

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World-renowned gymnast Laishan Albertovna Utyasheva (1985- ), Honoured Master of Sport of Russia, TV presenter and sport commentator, one of the spokesmen of the “Many Peoples… One Country” campaign. Ms Utyasheva is of the Bashkir nationality. The Bashkirs are a Muslim people from the foothills of the Urals in Western Siberia.

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Eat your words, Mr McNeil… these people are no threat to anyone… except to pinheaded ignoramuses like you. If you read the article linked at the top of this post, you can see how moronic the Republican Party is being in this case. I’d say that there are dangerous sorts… amongst the American Sectarians! Orthodox Christians shouldn’t associate with such… it could rub off.

As for me, I refuse to buy any of the Tea Party’s undisguised hate and bigotry. Why should you?

BMD

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