30 October 2020, 23:51
Russian TV personality shows messages with a threat of murder for her dispute with Kadyrov
Ksenia Sobchak will suffer the fate of Samuel Paty if she does not delete her posts about cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, an author of an anonymous message writes.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 27, Russian TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak entered into a remote dispute with Ramzan Kadyrov about caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and freedom of speech. Ksenia Sobchak criticized the leader of Chechnya for saying that "a mocking attitude towards religion and scoffing at it" was not the use of freedom of speech, but an attempt on the other people's values. "It's a strange medieval understanding of an 'attempt on values'," Ksenia Sobchak wrote. After that, she and her team received threats.
On October 16, Samuel Paty, a teacher of history and geography, was beheaded in a Paris suburb. At a lesson on the freedom of speech, the teacher had shown caricatures on Prophet Muhammad from the "Charlie Hebdo" magazine to his pupils. The alleged killer was shot dead by policemen and identified as Abdulak Anzorov, 18, a Russian citizen of Chechen origin.
On October 29, the Bloody Madam Telegram Channel posted a screenshot of a smart phone with two SMS messages and reports about missed calls. SMS messages and calls came from different phone numbers within five minutes. "Get your hands off our Prophet Muhammad. And let her apologize to Muslims," the first SMS message says. It also states that if Ksenia Sobchak does not remove her post, she will die in the same way as Samuel Paty.
These were examples of messages that Ksenia Sobchak and her team received for the post about cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, the "Mediazona" reported on October 29.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 30, 2020 at 03:50 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.