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Moscow police ban Jahovah's Witnesses

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posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 04:35 AM
It seems Russian police have banned the Jahovah's Witnesses from practicing their religion in Moscow..culminating in 10 squad cars interupting a service and detaining 20 or so members for questioning..

“They burst in at the height of the service, when the symbols were being passed,” Kanin said, referring to the bread and wine used to symbolize Jesus Christ’s body and blood.


The only experience i've had with Jehovah's witnesses have been from the slightly annoying door knocker on a sunday morning but all things considered they seem like nice enough people.

These actions strike me as not only unfair but also very strange.. is their something sinister about the Jehovah Witness religion?

Does anyone have any experiences or an explanation that might explain this behavior from the Russians? Or is this an example of religous intolerance?

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 05:33 AM
is there something sinister about them?

yes. They are trying to make the world a better place.

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 07:54 AM
Lets face it, we're talking Russia here.

They are not quite like us.

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 09:11 AM
The article notes that they aren't an officially recognized religion there, and that that should only mean that they can't have church bank accounts, etc.

Its only one meeting that the police came in one, they might've been there for who knows what. If they're breaking up a bunch of services, then thats something.

Why think that the JW are sinister because of this? The Russians have a long history of smashing up minority religions. Heck, the word 'pogrom' is Russian.

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 01:02 PM
this happened during the memorial celabration the witnesses have every year for christ death. most people dont realise that many religeons are not allowed into certain country's, when there not considered "main stream". There's actually a documentary coming out on the witness, i don't know if it's good or bad... but it seems they have done alot for freedom of speech without knowing they were doing it. you can find more info here....

why dont witnesses celebrate holoween? You'd think it would be perfect for them, knocking on doors and candy!

posted on Jun, 1 2006 @ 02:01 PM
You'd think that they'd all be volunteering to prosteltyze on that night!

"Why how unexpected, candy treats, how nice, now lemme tell ya 'bout a man named jebus'

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