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Protection of feelings of believers went on the attack
Material posted: Publication date: 07-09-2017
Where does the injection of religious exaltation.

The early morning of 4 September 2017 Denis Murashov tried to start a fire in the cinema theatre "Space" in the center of Yekaterinburg. First, he rammed the front group, and then set fire to the car, which prudent was loaded with gas cylinders and a barrel of fuel. A leaked interrogation he says that the whole previous day spent in the Temple-on-Blood Church on the site of the execution of the Royal family, which is just a few hundred metres from the crime scene. According to information from law enforcement sources, the act Murashov explained by resentment about the movie "Matilda".

By a curious coincidence, on 3 September, i.e. the day that the prospective arsonist, he said, held in the Orthodox Church in Yekaterinburg took the third protest of residents against the construction of the new Cathedral: the representatives of big business with the support of the acting Governor and the Metropolitan want to build it right on city pond, covered for the job part of it. It is also noteworthy that two weeks prior to the incident, acting Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev publicly called for opponents of the construction of the temple on the pond "public terrorists".

Now imagine what would happen if the September 4 morning something tried to burn people who took part in actions against the construction of the temple. Somehow, it seems that it would have received a tremendous response and "social terrorists" were reclassified in common. But in the case of Murashova official commentators (Department of the TFR in the Sverdlovsk region) and close to the government, the media prefer to focus on mental illness Murashova, although in any case, he previously quite intelligently presented their claims to the movie "Matilda".

Of course, it is impossible not to recall the arson of the office of Alexei Teachers in St. Petersburg in the night from 30 to 31 August amid the ongoing persecution of him by the radical wing of the Orthodox community. Ideological connection of Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg incidents and emphasizes the Master himself, called on the authorities to stop the moral inspirers and organizers of this wave of terror.

The ideologues, by the way, not trying to escape. The Deputy of the state Duma Natalia Poklonskaya in response to a comment by the head of Ekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman in his address accused him of insulting the feelings of believers. Late Monday night the Ekaterinburg diocese sent out its formal statement in which he did so far in this situation, not those who for many months kindle passions for no reason, and the creators of the film: "...we ascertain that the civilized dialogue associated with the release of the film "Matilda", missing the potential for development conflicts with the unwillingness of the filmmakers to hear the concerns of believers".

The government pretends that nothing alarming is happening. Meanwhile, the use of the "concerns believers" to showcase their mobilization capacity or lobbying of interests of the various claimants to spiritual leadership or political dividends becomes a problem not only for civil society but for the government itself. Collateral damage of forcing religious exaltation become mentally unstable people who take metaphors literally. We see what this means, and shudder to think how many more people heed the inflammatory speeches and that they'll head tomorrow.

Amid all the ongoing attempts by the state to declare the extremists and terrorists, political opponents of the regime seem absolutely absurd: supporters of Alexei Navalny are not prepared and not carried out the terrorist attacks and strongly accelerates the power of street protests of the opposition are much more peaceful than the mass of an unauthorized rally near the Embassy of Myanmar on Sunday.

Maybe it's time for at least part of the energy that is spent on countering political opponents of the government, to spend on dealing with those who really provokes extremism and terrorism? The more that they are hiding, and quite feel at ease in the shade become untouchable for criticism of state and religious structures.

Fyodor Krasheninnikov


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