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Moscow - Russian Priest Deflects Accusations Of Anti-Semitism

Published on: November 30, 2017 05:38 PM
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FILE  In this file photo taken on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, Russian Orthodox Church bishop Tikhon speaks at a news conference on the issue of the remains of Russia's last Czar in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, Russian Orthodox Church bishop Tikhon speaks at a news conference on the issue of the remains of Russia's last Czar in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Moscow - The head of a Russian Orthodox Church panel looking into the 1918 killing of Russia’s last czar and his family says his statement that it is investigating whether it was a ritual murder has no anti-Semitic connotations.

Father Tikhon Shevkunov said Thursday that he was only talking about the “ritual revenge of atheist Bolsheviks” and never implicated the Jews.

Earlier this week, he said many in the church panel are convinced that the killings were “ritual murder.” That drew an angry response from Russia’s largest Jewish group, which denounced the words as a revival of anti-Semitic myths.

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Nicholas II and his family were executed by Bolsheviks in 1918. The speculation that they were killed by the Jews for ritual purposes long has been promoted by fringe anti-Semitic groups.

 

 



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 Nov 30, 2017 at 06:18 PM hashomer Says:

The face of 1000 years of official Tsarist antisemitism, now led by Tsar Pootin and his sycophant Trumpf. No wonder the Bolshevics overthrew the Tsarist garbage in 1918. And maybe again in 2018...

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 07:42 PM Anonymous Says:

The Russian Orthodox Church has long violent antisemitic history. The latest accusation is the typical antisemitic church lie and has nothing to do with Putin. The Russian Church is inherently anti-Jewish

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 09:03 PM Esther Says:

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hashomer Says:

The face of 1000 years of official Tsarist antisemitism, now led by Tsar Pootin and his sycophant Trumpf. No wonder the Bolshevics overthrew the Tsarist garbage in 1918. And maybe again in 2018...

As if Communist Russia was better for the Jews.

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 09:07 PM Anonymous Says:

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hashomer Says:

The face of 1000 years of official Tsarist antisemitism, now led by Tsar Pootin and his sycophant Trumpf. No wonder the Bolshevics overthrew the Tsarist garbage in 1918. And maybe again in 2018...

Sorry, hashomer chinom, President Trump is not a sycophant, nor is he an antisemite. But I know whatever I say won't stir you from your psychosis, nebbach.

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 09:35 PM hernoor Says:

These people were the cause of bloody progroms in Russia and Europe where the leaders of the "peaceful" religion always managed to get their congregants to murder and plunder the Jews.

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 10:56 PM Liepa Says:

Yimach Sh'mom to all these anti semitic dogs !!!

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 Nov 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM Anonymous Says:

Bishop Tikhon looks like Rausputin's Gilgul !!!

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 Dec 01, 2017 at 08:40 AM Shalom Says:

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hernoor Says:

These people were the cause of bloody progroms in Russia and Europe where the leaders of the "peaceful" religion always managed to get their congregants to murder and plunder the Jews.

Yes, they all claim to be the religion of peace.
For those who are exactly like them.

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 Dec 01, 2017 at 09:43 AM Yossy111 Says:

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hashomer Says:

The face of 1000 years of official Tsarist antisemitism, now led by Tsar Pootin and his sycophant Trumpf. No wonder the Bolshevics overthrew the Tsarist garbage in 1918. And maybe again in 2018...

Oh, this is also Trump's fault? LOL. Indeed, your Trump Derangement Syndrome is getting more severe by the day. Refuah shleimah!

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 Dec 01, 2017 at 09:59 AM Anonymous Says:

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Esther Says:

As if Communist Russia was better for the Jews.

Communist Russia was a failed experiment, but it wasn't anti-Semitic. Everyone suffered equally.

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 Dec 01, 2017 at 01:55 PM Anonymous Says:

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hashomer Says:

The face of 1000 years of official Tsarist antisemitism, now led by Tsar Pootin and his sycophant Trumpf. No wonder the Bolshevics overthrew the Tsarist garbage in 1918. And maybe again in 2018...

Whatever is wrong with the world is President Trump's fault according to you leftist loonies. oh well, mental illness will always be around....

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