I have to admit that this is kind of funny. I remember seeing these Jehovah’s Witnesses people knocking on people’s doors around my neighborhood trying to recruit members. It was really quite obnoxious.
Looks like the Russians felt the same way. Russia’s Supreme Court has banned them declaring them an extremist organization!
From USA Today:
Russia’s Supreme Court formally banned Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization Thursday and ordered the state to seize its property in Russia, according to Russian news media.
The court, after six days of hearings, ordered the closing of the group’s Russia headquarters and its 395 local chapters.
The Interfax news agency quoted Justice Ministry attorney Svetlana Borisova in court as saying 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.
Maybe the Russians are right to ban them. They are certainly a pretty weird bunch but I wouldn’t have prioritized them for a ban.
Russia should ban Jews as a top priority. Jews represent the most insane extremist group on the planet. Or how about Islam? That’s another extremist ideology that should be banned.
There should not be a single synagogue or mosque in Russia.