PUTIN: Some people will always find a way to be offended because everybody can be offended by something. For example, using the word Muslim within ten Ramadans of the word terrorism is often followed by cries of racism and disparagement from the liberal left. It’s like taking a dump in their holy bowl of cornflakes.
Yes, everybody is offended by something. And somebody is always apologising for it.
However apologising for offending minorities isn’t standard procedure in Russia. No sir, not if this short speech (below) by President Putin is anything to go by.
The speech was reportedly given on February 4th, 2013, when the Russian President addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament) about the tensions that exist with minorities in Russia.
In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s 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 they yell ‘discrimination’. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We 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 honourable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.
Putin’s words quickly found their way around cyberspace, political blogs, forums, social media and email. However, there is no credible evidence that Putin actually made such a speech. No speech with those words is listed in the Speeches and Transcripts section of the President of Russia Website for February 4th, 2013 or any other date in February. And searches of the website – and the Kremlin archive pages – reveal no transcripts of such a speech.
Oh, boo hooo! It’s just a joke, not a particularly funny joke, if for no other reason than political writers didn’t know if the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation or not.