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Published in Stream:
Russia Update: January 8: 2015
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The Interpreter
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Reaction to the terrorist massacre of the journalists at Charlie Hebdo continues, with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov now speaking out -- and making a personal threat against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who called on media to publish the Muhammad cartoons.

2015-01-08 15:42:53

The Interpreter has translated the text:

There was a certain Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the history of the Russian state who became the richest man on the planet, without obtaining a single penny in inheritance from his parents. He spent 10 years in labor camps. He began whining there. And he was pardoned. Apparently, he had occasion to crow a lot but he came out a schizophrenic. That wouldn't be a problem.

But desiring to serve his Western masters, he ran even ahead of their steamship. After the bloody event in Paris, he declared himself a greater Frenchman than the president of France and the prime minister of that country.

Meanwhile, as the French authorities are occupied with investigation and taking measures which would prevent the further whipping up of tension, Khodorkovsky demands all journalists to repeat the experience of the Paris publication and print the cartoons. These calls were met with condemnation by the majority of those who read them. Khodorkovsky has placed a cross upon himself [i.e. signed his death warrant--The Interpreter].

He has declared himself an enemy of all Muslims of the world. That means my personal enemy. I am confident that in his beloved Switzerland there will be found thousands of law-abiding citizens who will call this fugitive criminal to account. And apparently this demand will be brutal and heartfelt.

An ultranationalist activist named Dmitry Enteo who frequently disrupts liberal opposition marches has staged a picket by the French Embassy in Moscow.

Translation: Blasphemers from France, with the silent approval of Hollande, terribly mocked not only Islam but Christ.

Translation: While we condemn Islamism, we bear testimony to the fact that the real terrorists are the blasphemers from Charlie Hebdo.

The sentiment of this professed Russian Orthodox believer is similar to the opinion expressed in an op-ed article published by USA Today by jihadist cleric Anjem Choudhary to the effect that the French authorities should have reined in the cartoonists.

Translation: the responsibility for the tragedy lies on the government of France.

Enteo has also begun writing in French and English on his feed for more visibility.

Translation: Enteo and Co. organized a picket against the authorities of France who didn't censor the publication of #CharlieHebdo.

The Christmas in question was Russian Orthodox Christmas, which was yesterday, January 7; in Paris, Christmas was celebrated on December 25.

LifeNews has now gotten into the act.

Translation: Political scientist Aleksey Martynov: Terrorist attack in Paris was organized by American intelligence.

(Note: The Interpreter is a project of the Institute for Modern Russia which is funded by Pavel Khodorkovsky, son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.)

-- Catherine A. Fitzpatrick