Di Royte Yidn

http://forward.com/articles/111973/redheaded-warrior-jews/

Zack Miller writes from Bryant, Texas:

“In the July 31 Forward, Allan Nadler reviewed two new books about Judah Halevi’s ‘The Kuzari.”

Not surprisingly, this got me to thinking about the Khazars.

Could you discuss the Yiddish term di royte yidn? I first came across it in Kevin Alan Brook’s speculation that these ‘red Jews’ were a half-remembered version of the Khazars.”

By way of background information, the Khazars were the inhabitants of Khazaria, a kingdom north of the Caucasus whose royal house — an imaginary ruler of which gives “The Kuzari” its title — converted to Judaism in the mid-eighth-century C.E. Kevin Alan Brook is a historian and the author of “The Jews of Khazaria,” published in 1999, and di royte yidn, “the red Jews,” was a Yiddish term for the “Ten Lost Tribes,” which were exiled by the Assyrians in biblical times and in Jewish legend continued to exist in a remote and inaccessible part of the world, beyond “the Mountains of Darkness” and the mythical Sambatyon River. This legend was given several treatments in Eastern European Yiddish literature. One of the best known is I.L. Peretz’s novella “Three Weddings,” which begins:

“Far, far beyond the Mountains of Darkness, across the Sambatyon, is a country named Wonderland where the red Jews live. In its capital, in the king’s royal estate of Faithstone, once stood a tall, white marble palace. With its hundreds of golden columns and thousands of diamond-bright windows, this palace was beautiful, as was the lush park that formed a sea of green around it.”

In Yiddish folklore, di royte yidn were brave warriors who one day would come to the rescue of their oppressed fellow Jews living under Christian and Muslim domination; they were not specifically associated with the Khazars, whose kingdom had been destroyed by the late 10th century, before Eastern European Jewry came into being. (It has been speculated that Jewish refugees from Khazaria were themselves partly responsible for Eastern European Jewry’s creation.) And yet, the term “red Jews” was not originally a Jewish one at all. It was Christian and Judeophobic, and, as was demonstrated by the British scholar Andrew Colin Gow in his 1995 study “The Red Jews: Antisemitism in an Apocalyptic Age, 1200–1600,” its roots lay in medieval Germany.

It was there, starting in the 13th century, that the belief developed that somewhere beyond the Caucasus lived the peoples of Gog and Magog, the feared northern barbarians first mentioned by the prophet Ezekiel, who had prophesied that they would be humbled by God’s wrath when they attempted to conquer the Land of Israel, thus ushering in the messianic age. German Christians identified Gog and Magog with the Lost Tribes, believed they were the forces of the Antichrist and called them die rote Juden, because they were pictured as redheaded and red-bearded. One day, it was feared, they would seek to cross the mountains of the Caucasus behind which they were contained and overrun all of Europe. Meanwhile, they gave their European Jewish brethren what aid they could, such as supplying them with the poison that was allegedly poured by Jews into Christian wells to produce the Black Plague.

Both Christian memories of the Khazar kingdom and Jewish legends about the Lost Tribes must have had something to do with this belief. But were the inhabitants of Khazaria really red-haired? They were, according to Hispano-Arab historian and geographer Ali ibn Musa ibn Sa’id el-Maghribi (1213–1286), who wrote that “their complexions are white, their eyes blue, their hair flowing and predominantly reddish, their bodies large and their natures cold. Their general aspect is wild.” It would seem evident, therefore, that from here derives the epithet “the red Jews.”

On second thought, however, since the Khazars are generally considered by historians to have been of Turkic stock, which means they would have been dark-haired, el-Maghribi’s account is questionable. Moreover, red hair, which was apparently more common among Jews than among Christians, was widely associated in the Middle Ages with Jews and the devil, both being depicted with it in many illustrations from the period. It is possible, then, that the order of things needs to be reversed – that is, that the Khazars were not called “the red Jews” by el-Maghribi because they were redheaded, but were mistakenly thought by him to be redheaded because the Lost Tribes were called ”the red Jews” and were pictured as such by Christians.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/111973/redheaded-warrior-jews/#ixzz35qhIGFmX

Comment: Uralic people like the Komi woman above as well as the Udmurts are often red-headed. The Chinese described the “barbarians” around them as red-headed. There is no reason why Turkic people couldn’t be red-headed, or alternately, that red-headed people chose a Turkic language like they chose the Jewish religion. What about the Turkish kizilbash? Reminder: the people who spoke Sanskrit before they invaded Bharat, were predominantly blond and blue-eyed, with a few red-heads.

Defending Noxçiiçö is un-Islamic…

http://www.chechensinsyria.com/?p=21898

“THE DEVIL’S TRICKS”: ISIS CHECHENS SLAM CAUCASUS EMIRATE IN “JIHADI TALE”

Chechens in the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham are circulating a written tale of a young man from the Caucasus who wages jihad in Syria, and who is “tempted” by the Caucasus Emirate.

The story reflects the growing split between North Caucasian fighters in Syria, and attempts to explain the split in terms of ideology, and a battle between the “right” and “wrong” interpretations of jihad.

The piece suggests that the “devils in disguise” try to tempt North Caucasian fighters from going to Syria, telling them that they ought to wage jihad in the Caucasus instead. Once in Syria, these same “devils” tried to tempt young men into fighting with the Caucasus Emirate, though the clear-minded hero of the story is able to see the difference that ISIS makes (the Free Syrian Army, who smoke cigarettes and have suspicious mustaches and a penchant for democracy leave; women wear burkas, and the black flag is flown).

Notable in the piece is a clear disconnect between the fighters and the Syrian people. The Syrians are strange, they make foreign fighters haggle in stores, their dialect is incomprehensible, and the women look askance.

Most of the piece is translated below. (Note: please see the site’s copyright policy on using my original translations and material!)


THE DEVIL’S TRICKS

Praise Allah, I would like to talk about a certain aspect. Allah said in his book, “Verily, the Shaitan is your enemy, treat him as an enemy” (35:6).

His task is to push a person astray, his desire is to see Muslims in the fire. To to this, the enemy uses all kinds of tricks. The first of them is, he says, “Be an unbeliever”. It is clear that that people respond to this damned call, but not Muslims. For them, the devil has prepared more sophisticated tricks, each time different ones. And the degree of sophistication depends on how close to the truth a Muslim is.

And this is what is needed then, when after a year or more or lessons and headphones handing around your neck as a distinctive sign of the Talib [Islamic student], you’re faced with a brother who says in plain language, daleel [evidence] and khuja. And who, not doubting anything, tells you that over half your flash drive should be chucked away. And those sheikhs who are pronouncing your current lesson either said something quite different, or implied something else, or they are nobodies, and other sheikhs who are in prison warned about them. Wow!

And now you feel a familiar tickling, but you remember the last lessons, and you demand i’jaz [inimitability of the Quran] and something from the statements of the Lejna. But after the right hook comes the knockout. It turns out that the Lejna wasn’t worth a dime, it was just a collection of Murjite courtiers with a few exceptions… And that this is what Sheikh Osama said and it was supposed by those sheikhs who are in prison.

And you… get a link to YouTube where you can watch and listen to everything. But though you have the knowledge of what nasheeds you should listen to, to waste your time as little as possible, you can’t tear yourself away and you watch and listen and soak it in. You soak in everything, the words of the preachers, the words of the scholars, the nasheeds, the clanging swords. And over all this hovers a black and white banner. You close your eyes and in your mind’s eye, a whisper is sent you..Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda.

The tickling becomes and itch and you realize it is time to act. For a start you have to purify your intentions and prepare.

You don’t really know what to do but your trusted advisor provides you with another link and you plunge into the sea of Kavkaz Center, VD, and Hunafa. You start arguing with your old friends, arguing that jihad is “fard ayn” for over 700 years and there’s no excuse for those who stopped praying… And you learn the names and pronounce them with an exhale, Sheikh Ayman al Zawahiri said, Sheikh al-Maqdisi confirmed, and on your iPhone you pump videos of nasheeds and lectures of Said..

However, sometimes, there come some strange words for you that jihad is not an end in itself, but only a means to achieve a higher purpose. But you’re still confused as to what is more important – the shahada, getting into heaven or elevation of the Word of Allah. Luckily for you, Alhamdulillah, there is Zelimkhan, and he’ll explain everything of importance, while not forgetting to remind you that your first friends and Effendi may have an excuse. And in general, shirk – it’s not so bad if you do not know it. And because you do not have time to learn – you’re ready, ready …

It’s become very easy for you to live because your new friends can find answers to all your questions. They hide behind solid nicknames like Scholar, Researcher, Sheikh Golopupovsky. This further strengthens their credibility in your heart: can brothers with such serious names be wrong or lie?

You are completely ready. You have money and a path but here’s the bad luck. Again, a knockdown. After reading the hadith, you know there is a Sham and that you need to join with the army in Sham. And your last counsellor sits in your Skype and categorically states that the true jihad is right here and everything is clear and the infidels are in the house next door and you’re 50 meters from them. But the associates of Zelimkhan say that the Caucasus is the priority since it is the CAUCASUS and it’s right within reach or you’re already there.

And what is there to do in this Syria? And the “scholar” of course agrees with everything and backs up every work of Zelimkhan and Sheikh Golupupovsky. And they sit in their chairs but their fingers never get tired of pulling the trigger — sorry, the keyboard.

The order is made and everything is ready.

And now you are in Syria! And everything is just beginning. Your friend encourages you on that path in the Emirate, not Sham, in the Caucasus. He wears a yellow branded T-shirt, rumor has it that Dokku Umarov donated it. [The writer is referring to the yellow “Caucasus Emirate t shirts worn by fighters who saw themselves as part of that group.]

All around scurry armed dudes with mustaches, chain smoking and talking in a complex dialect that is incomprehensible as yet. The streets of the towns and Aleppo itself are awash in women and girls in tight clothes who stare at newcomers and sometimes they grin ear to ear. In the smoky stores you struggle to buy a needed product at an inflated price while they welcome you with grinning yellow teeth, Ahlan, Ahlan!

And you have a choice, join Al Qaeda or go to the Caucasus Emirate, become a mustachioed chicken or throw in the towel and split to Turkey to wait for the Mahdi to come.

But you trust your guide. The Caucasus Emirate is the best decision. About a month later, you get the news that Al Qaeda no longer has strength and resources. Some sort of Dowla [ISIS -ed] came along and almost all the Al Qaeda guys took to it. The Emirate has also postponed everything and concluded with Dowla a military agreement to combine efforts. But something has changed in Syria. Now you can drive into a town controlled by the new group and you won’t see women dressed like they’re not dressed. The smoking chickens became fussy and started hiding their cigarette butts in their sleeves, and instead of the three starred flag on the stress you see the black and white flag.

Instead of haram music you hear calls to prayer. But the most important thing! They opened real Sharia courts where everyone can come.

Events accelerated, or rather more of them came in a single time interval.. in several places the Sharia of Allah was established where land was cleared not only from the stinking Nusayries [Alawites] but also from our three-star brothers who have chosen the taghut and democracy! All of the henpecked Yanks and Saudis were driven to other places, some where “zippered” — annihilated.

The fitna came when you did not expect it. A rumor was started that someone who did not give a full oath was driven from Syria. And that all the Caucasians had to scatter all over the land in groups of 5 and 7 people. This coincided with the desire of many people to join ISIS and completely swear an oath to Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi [the author is likely referring to the decision by Umar Shishani to join ISIS] saying they would obey, like it or not….

Some skillfully took advantage of the situation and split off [the author is likely referring to the decision by a group of fighters from Jaish al Muhajreen wal Ansar, linked to the Caucasus Emirate, to split from Umar Shishani].

….

But you already looked at it from the side and your heart ached from those brothers who withstood the airstrikes and the shelling and with whom you stormed the hills and houses, and who did not see anything except for their own benefit, money, the world, Pepsi, kebabs, the internet…

Your friend and advisor who sat on the third side in the Emirate also did not lag behind… By the grace of Allah only your presence in the battle spared you from this zombie. But your heart is sick, after all you loved these brothers, and you were still grateful to your friend and counsellor…

Chechens against Poland

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/05/muhajireen_army_comm.php#

The deputy leader of an al Qaeda-allied jihadist group that is led by commanders from the Caucasus and other former Soviet republics has called for Ukrainian Muslims to wage jihad against the Russia government.

Abdul Karim Krymsky, the deputy emir of Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (the Army of the Emigrants and Helpers, or Muhajireen Army), said that Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian Muslims should “start on the path of jihad.” Krymsky made the statement in a video in which he appeared with Salahuddin Shishani (the Chechen), the emir of the Muhajireen Army.

The video was obtained and partially translated by From Chechnya to Syria, a website that tracks fighters from the Caucasus and Central Asia who are waging jihad in Syria. The video was first published on May 13 by Akhbar Sham, a Russian-language website that promotes the Muhajireen Army.

“You have to open up lands yourselves and defeat the infidels,” Krymsky, a Crimean Tatar, says.

“We see now that Muslims, Tatars, who went to Crimea and Ukraine have reached such a level of humiliation while here [in Syria] Muslims are proud and walk around freely and we simply see the difference in that,” he continues.

Krymsky then says that fighters in the Crimea who cannot emigrate to wage jihad should do so at home or in “Moscow or Poland.” Crimea, a region in Ukraine, was annexed by force by the Russian government this spring.

“I want to say to those brothers, and I am addressing those brothers who remain [in Crimea], that they should feel dignity, so that they can start on the path of jihad,” he says. “So if they can’t come to the lands of Islam, like Sham [Syria], they can go to Moscow or Poland because the infidels there and here won’t rest until they destroyed your religion.”

Krymsky also says that Muslims in the Ukraine should follow the example of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that fights the Russians in the Caucasus.

The Muhajireen Army is an independent jihadist group affiliated with the Islamic Caucasus Emirate and comprised of hundreds of fighters from the Caucasus and Russia, as well as Syrians. The group is closely allied with the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in Syria; Ahrar al Sham, an al Qaeda-linked group that is part of the Islamic Front; and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Earlier this year, the Muhajireen Army released video of one of its training camps inside Syria.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/05/muhajireen_army_comm.php##ixzz31wP0YP8U

Юха а Оьрсийчоьнан эскаре буьгур бу нохчий

http://www.radiomarsho.com/content/chechnya-government-kadyrov-grozny-army/24943398.html

Охан-беттан хьалхарчу дийнахь дуьйна, аьхке юккъеяххалца, Оьрсийчоьнан дIахьон долчу эскаре кхайкхаре, 150 эзар сов жима стаг юккъе гIура ву. ХIокху шарахь, Къилбаседа Кавказера кегирхой а, бу оцу эскаре бахийта мегаш

ИдIахьедар дина, шен зорбан-конференцехь, Оьрсийчоьнан тIеман министраллийна инарла штабан куьйгалхочуьнна гIовс волчу инарлас Смирнов Василийс. КъилбаСеда Кавказера кегий нах, кхийолчу регионашкахь санна кхойкхург хилар, билгалдаьккхина цо. 
 
Цу тайпа дIахьедар, Оьрсийчоьнан тIеман министралло шарахь шозза, эскаре бигар хуьлучу хенахь до. ХIинца, инарла штабера лаккхарчу эпсаро дина долу дIахьедар, ца хаа, мел бух болуш ду, амма, Нохчийчохь хIинцале саготта бу нах. Дукхахберш, наной бу, реза боцурш.
 
Эльза, цIе йолчу жимчу зудчуьнна,Оьрсийчоьнан кхечу махка эскаре бахийта, аьттехь оьшуш  дац аьлла хета. Маршо радиога ишшта элира цо.
Эльза: « Вай нохчийн кIентий майра а, дика а бу! Цхьанний къоманна юккъахь хира боцуш, яхь йолуш а бу. Эскаре бахарх хIумма а дацара, эрна арахь лелачулла. Цхьацца хIума а Iемара дара царна.

Амма, Нохчийчохь хила беза уьш эскарехь. Вай махкара уьш ара а баьхна, эскаре бахийта мегар дац. ТIёемаш дуьйладелчу дуьйна, вай кIенташна тIехь къизалла латтайо аренгахь. Хьалха санна ца ларабо вай кIентий цигахь».
 
Нохчийн кегий нах, эскаре бигахь, хаз неха санна церан могашална а, цхьайолчу меттигашкахь дахарна а, кхерам бу, аьлла хета цхьаболчу юккъаралхошна. «Ненан орц» цIе йолчу цхьанатохараллийн куьйгалхо Межидова Зайнап а ю оцу хIуманна доьхьала. МостагIашна хьалхахь, церан лай хилийта гIертар ду, нохчий кегирхой цига бахийтар, аьлла дийцира цо Маршо радиога.
 
Межидова Зайнап: « Ас бохуьйтура бацара вай кегий нах цига. Тоьура ду, царна кхузахь тIом боьдучу хенахь гинарг а. Дуьне чу уьш боьвлчхьана дуьйна, царна гинарг хIун дара? ТIеетташ бомбанаш а, детта герзаш дара.

Дуьне ца гина царна. ХIинца а уьш, оцу керстан буйна дахийтар санна хуьлу. Вай вчохь бахийта мегар ма дара. МостагIашна юккъе муха бохуьйту уьш. Церан лайш а хилла муха лелуьйтура бу вай уьш?».
 
Нохчийн кегирхой эскаре бига мегаш хиларна реза воцучарах ву «Нохчийн къам кIелхьардаккхаран комитет» цIе йолчу бакъонашларъяран цхьанатохараллийн куьйгалхо Бадалов Руслан а. Кегийчу нахана хала хира ду цигахь боху цо.

Бадалов Руслан: «Суна схьахетарехь, уьш буьгура бац. Бигча, суна нийса ца хета. Нохчийочхь хиллачу тIемаш бахьанеъхь вайга цабезам болуш бу эскархой. ГIелонаш а  ян гIертара бу, амма,  нохчаша, бакъдерг дийцича, ашй меттиг йоккхура ю. Цхьа Iаткъам боцуш хира дац иза».
 
Доьххьара дIа, Оьрсийчоьнан эскарехь ночхашна болу кхераман масалла а ду цхьаболчу наха далош. Тахана, Оьрсйичоьнан кхечу регионашкахь бехаш болу нохчий цхьанна а тайпа, кхерамазалла йолуш Iаш бац аьлла хета Эльзина. Ишштачу хьолехь хира бу нохчийн эскархой а, боху цо.
 
Эльза: «Оьрсийчохь доьшуш а, болх беш а , нах ма бай Оьрсийчохъ бехаш. Царна къизалла хуьлу. Маьрша дац царна аренгахь. Ткъа, эскаре баханчу нохчашна а хира дац атта. Сагаттадо-кх царна. Массу а нанас а дийра ду иза».
Бакъонашларъярхочуьнна Бадалов Русланан шеко яц, нохчийн кегирхоша, пачхьалкхан и декхарш, цIа дIадала дезаш хиларна. Шорта метигаш ю уьш кхузахь оьшуш хиларна, тидам бира цо.
 
Бадалов Руслан: «Вай цIахь уьш эскаре бахийтича, кхузахь а и хIума дан йиша йолуш ду. Махкхаь массанхьа чутеттина дукха эскарш ду. Ууьш ара а даьхна, церан метта нохчий хIитто беза. Иза нйиса хетара дара суна. Деш хIума а доцуш, кхузахь бийшина Iоьхку эскархой шай-шай цIа а бахийтина, хIума дича бакъахь дара аьлла хета суна».
 
Гарехь, Оьрсийчоьнан Инарла штабо, кавказхой эскаре кхайкхар хира ду бохург, къамел а хилла диса мега, амма, оцу хаамо, сингатаме яьккхина Оьрсийчоьнан нанойн комитет. Нагахь санна иза хилахь, шай мел волу декъашхо доьхьалонан акцешка арабохура бу шаьш аьлла дIахьедар дина оцу цхьанатохараллийн куьйгалло.

Latest Killing of Chechen Envoy in Turkey Points to Russia

http://www.waynakh.com/eng/2013/06/latest-killing-of-chechen-envoy-in-turkey-points-to-russia/

Against the background of the unfolding situation around the Chechen brothers accused of carrying out the Boston Marathon terrorist bombings, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and the killing in Florida of another Chechen connected to the brothers, Ibragim Todashev, the killing of a Chechen in Turkey went unnoticed. Medet Unlu, the “honorary consul” of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria, was killed in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Unlu was Akhmed Zakaev’s representative in Turkey and an official representative of those Chechens seeking state independence.

Unlu was shot dead in the office of the Permanent Representative of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in Turkey, the position he held. Surveillance cameras recorded two suspects in the parking lot near the office. According to investigators, the suspects pretended they were Chechen businessmen and made an appointment to see him in the evening, when he was alone. One of them waited in the car while the other killed the diplomat with a gun equipped with a silencer. Murat Aluch, a Turkish citizen known in the Turkish criminal underworld as Uncle Murat, was put on the police wanted list in connection with the murder when he disappeared after the crime. Aluch had earlier been sentenced to two years in prison for involvement in organized crime groups.

Meanwhile, the Turkish police arrested three suspects in this case, but one of them, the killer himself, was released after preliminary questioning. The killer’s name was Ruslan Kemal, a.k.a. Rizvan E., an ethnic Chechen whose full name Turkish investigators did not disclose. Several days after he was released, the police realized he was the organizer of the murder, but investigators were unable to locate him. Investigators discovered that the killers received 30,000 Turkish liras ($16,000) for the murder. According to the Turkish Immigration Service, the suspect, Ruslan Kemal, reportedly flew to Russia after being released. Turkish authorities asked Moscow to find him and hand him over to Turkey. Unlike previous killings of Chechens in Turkey, this time the killers murdered a person who was close to the country’s prime minister and other important Turkish political figures, so it is possible that the police will make a serious effort to solve the crime. If, however, influential figures in Russia are implicated in the crime, the Turkish authorities will not be willing to jeopardize their relations with Moscow over the murder of a Chechen activist.

Medet Unlu was an ethnic Chechen and a descendant of the Chechens who resettled in the Ottoman Empire at the end of 19th century. He was born in the Chechen village of Chardak in Turkey’s Kahramanmarash province. Unlu was a successful businessman and helped supporters of Chechen independence for two decades. It is no wonder, then, that Unlu’s family immediately accused Ramzan Kadyrov of being behind the killing. Akhmed Zakaev, the political emigrant in London and long-time Chechen independence activist, accused the Russian security services of killing Unlu.

Unlu’s murder aroused angry indignation in Turkey’s Caucasian community, and there were protests in front of the Russian consulate in Istanbul and Russian Embassy in Ankara. The protesters accused Russia of orchestrating the murder. Turkish TV featured multiple foundations that work with the Chechen diaspora in Turkey. A member of the Turkish Committee for ties with the Caucasus, Mehdi Nuzhet Cetinbas, said Unlu’s killing was meant to scare the Caucasian diaspora of Turkey and refugees from the Caucasus.

This is the second Turkish citizen of Chechen origin who advocated the interests of pro-independence Chechens who was killed in Turkey during the past several years. Earlier, the leader of the Chechen committee of the city of Kahramanmarash, Nezhdet Gun, was hacked to death in his home. Both victims were members of the Chechen diaspora that had resettled in Turkey after the Russian-Caucasian war of 19th century.

It should be noted that since the start of the second Chechen military campaign in 1999, six Chechens and one Karachay who represented the interests of the [virtual] Caucasus Emirate, the armed resistance in the North Caucasus, have been killed in Turkey. On September 16, 2008, a former Chechen militant, Gaji Edilsultanov, was shot dead in Istanbul in an episode that was widely discussed on Turkish television and media and actually had film footage of several persons of a suspected three-person hit team from Russia arriving and leaving Istanbul airport immediately following the killing, one of whom was wounded in the attack. On December 9, 2008, a former Chechen rebel field commander, Islam Janibekov, was killed. On February 27, 2009, former field commander Musa Ataev was killed with three shots to the head in Istanbul. On September 16, 2011, three members of the Chechen diaspora in Turkey, Berg-Khazh Musaev, Rustam Altemirov and Zaurbek Amriev, were shot dead in the central part of Istanbul. Musaev was considered to be a close associate of [so-called] Caucasus Emirate leader Doku Umarov. Turkish media saw a Russian footprint in all of these killings. On October 8, 2011, an attempt on the life of the former head of Supreme Sharia court of Ichkeria, Shamsuddin Batukaev, was thwarted. A Russian connection to this incident was also detected at the time. The spree of murders in Turkey vividly shows that these incidents were not the results of internal conflicts among the members of the diaspora, but that immigrants from the North Caucasus were being specifically targeted by the Russian authorities in Turkey because they opposed Russian policies in the North Caucasus.

The brazen killing in the Turkish capital of a Turkish citizen who worked on Chechen issues is nothing other than a show of force by those who want to shut the mouths of Chechens living abroad. Any political activities abroad regarding the North Caucasus are viewed nervously by the Russian authorities. Russia makes every effort to intimidate anyone who is dissatisfied with its policies in the North Caucasus, and in particular in Chechnya. This latest crime certainly was not the last, and until the Turkish authorities make clear statements about political killings of Chechen activists, the forces fighting against the armed resistance in the North Caucasus, i.e. the Russian security services, will do everything they can to weaken Chechen separatists who have fled to Turkey. Therefore, the topic of killings of Chechens in Turkey will come up again and again.

Mairbek Vatchagaev
Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 10 Issue: 107
June 6, 2013 – The Jamestown Foundation

Learn Languages

The main reason the West is going down, is the stubborn and arrogant refusal to learn non-Western languages. Everybody should learn at least one of the following: Hebrew, Chinese, Arabic.
For America, add Spanish, Nahuatl, Ojibwe. For Western Europe: add Turkish, Urdu, Tamazight, Somali. To close for Eastern Europe: again, Turkish, Albanian, Chechen.
 
As someone said: “Action is everything. If he sets up a site, I can manage a 30 minute lesson a day with whatever language he chooses. It takes very little time to open a wordpress blog. Post lessons everyday. In a month’s time, we’ll see a big difference.”
And so I oblige:

Here some Turkish:
köpek the dog                       köpekler the dogs
köpegin of the dog              köpeklerin of the dogs
köpege to the dog               köpeklere to the dogs
köpegi the dog (object)    köpekleri the dogs(object)
köpekte at the dog              köpeklerde at the dogs
köpekten from the dog     köpeklerden from the dogs

bir köpek a dog
etc.

Now the verb:
buluyorum          I find
buluyorsun         you find
buluyor                he finds
buluyoruz           we find
buluyorsunuz    you find
buluyorlar          they find

The past tense of bulmak, to find:
buldum        I found
buldun         you found
buldu            he found
bulduk          we found
buldunuz     you all found
buldular      they found

Here some Albanian:
jam                I am
je                    you are
është             he is
jemi               we are
jeni                you all are
janë               they are
 

Some Albanian for Roosh, the regular verb:
zhvirgjeroj         I deflorate
zhvirgjeron        you deflorate
zhvirgjeron        he deflorates
zhvirgjerojmë   we deflorate
zhvirgjeroni       you deflorate
zhvirgjerojnë    they deflorate

Stay tuned for the next installment!