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Russia's Supreme Court banned Jehovah's Witnesses
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Will be seeing JW terrorists now?



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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday banned the Jehovah's Witnesses from operating anywhere in the country, accepting a request from the justice ministry that the religious organization be considered an extremist group.



The court ordered the closure of the group's Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters, as well as the seizure of its property.



The Interfax news agency on Thursday quoted Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying that the Jehovah's Witnesses pose a threat to Russians.



"They pose a threat to the rights of the citizens, public order and public security," she told the court.


Borisova also said the Jehovah's Witnesses' opposition to blood transfusions violates Russian health care laws.



The Jehovah's Witnesses claim more than 170,000 adherents in Russia. The group has come under increasing pressure over the past year, including a ban on distributing literature deemed to violate Russia's anti-extremism laws.


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Suggestion: Can we just call this thread 'Latest Russian Bullshit' so that it's all-encompassing for things to get outraged about?

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Originally Posted by Judas Booth View Post
 

Suggestion: Can we just call this thread 'Latest Russian Bullshit' so that it's all-encompassing for things to get outraged about?



That's what the Trumpocalypse thread is for.

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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post
 


That's what the Trumpocalypse thread is for.



Disagree.  There are things that Russia can do that don't necessary involve Trump.  They can be just as evil without his hair getting involved.

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Originally Posted by VTRan View Post
 


That's what the Trumpocalypse thread is for.


Waaaaaaait a second.  Are you trying to tell me there is some sort of connection between Trump and Russia?

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#6

Tangentially related....from 2015



(Un)Holy Alliance: Vladimir Putin, The Russian Orthodox Church And Russian Exceptionalism

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A[quote name="VTRan" url="/community/t/159301/russias-supreme-court-banned-jehovahs-witnesses#post_4273390"]

Will be seeing JW terrorists now?[/quote]

The JW's have a pretty solid reputation for anti-war advocacy, having successfully sued the United States to the great benefit of conscientious objectors during the Vietnam era.

It's tempting to speculate that this is no small part of the Russian government's issue with them.
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AThey may engage in rampant, wanton house-visiting, though.
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