We’ve heard much about Vladimir Putin lately and I’m sure it was all negative. I’m amazed at a speech he gave Feb. 23, 2014, when he addressed the Duma (Russian Parliament) and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
“In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and to eat in Russia, should speak Russian and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law and live the life of Muslims, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud the yell ‘discrimination.’ We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We had better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslim minorities are not Russians.”
After this speech, the politicians gave Putin a five-minute standing ovation.
It’s a sad day when a (former) Communist president makes more sense than ours. America, wake up!
(Source: Phil Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marylu Tignor Jaggers