Lynch Mob Storms Tarmac, Searches for Jews on Passenger Jet Landing In Dagestan, Russia
They decide an Uzbeki man who looks Jewish and doesn't speak Uzbek, must be a Jew.
October 31, 2023
10/29/23: A mob of angry Moslems descended on a passenger plane landing with evacuated people from Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on Sunday. They demanded to be allowed to board the plane and "kill the Jews." Authorities told them to pick 3 representatives to board the plane and verify that none of the passengers were Israelis.
"The lynch mob which stormed the airport in Dagestan, Russia to search for Jews as a plane was landing from Tel Aviv is now searching cars in front of the airport," posted Visegrad 24 on X, formerly Twitter.
"They demand all passengers to show their passports to find out whether they are Israeli citizens. The lynch mob which stormed the airport in Dagestan, Russia to search for Jews as a plane was landing from Tel Aviv has found its first "suspected Jew". He tells them he is Uzbek, but they don't believe him. "Take his passport, search his phone"
It's not clear what happened to this unfortunate man. It's unclear how Russian authorities lost control of an airport.
Video from Libs of Tik Tok at: https://x.com/libsoftiktok/status/1718702072378335314?s=20
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned the Makhachkala riots on Sunday night, in which a group of anti-Israeli protestors stormed a Russian airport and reportedly yelled anti-Semitic statements.
"Appalling videos from Makhachkala, Russia, where an angry mob broke into the airport searching for Israeli citizens on the flight from Tel-Aviv," Zelenskyy wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
"This is not an isolated incident in Makhachkala, but rather part of Russia’s widespread culture of hatred toward other nations, which is propagated by state television, pundits, and authorities," he continued.
Zelenskyy, who is Jewish, then accused high-ranking Russian officials of harboring hatred towards Jews.
"The Russian foreign minister has made a series of antisemitic remarks in the last year. The Russian President also used antisemitic slurs," the Ukrainian leader explained. "For Russian propaganda talking heads on official television, hate rhetoric is routine. Even the most recent Middle East escalation prompted antisemitic statements from Russian ideologists."
"Russian antisemitism and hatred toward other nations are systemic and deeply rooted," he added. "Hatred is what drives aggression and terror. We must all work together to oppose hatred.”
The drama unfolded after several channels on Telegram went up urging residents in Dagestan, which has a Muslim population of 83%, to riot at the airports and root out Jewish passengers, according to Medizona, an independent Russian news outlet.
Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes in Dagestan, said Sunday that it has opened a criminal investigation on the disturbing incident, citing “organized mass disorder,” a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Local Islamic leaders at the The Coordination Center for Muslims of the North Caucasus condemned the violence and called on residents not to answer the calls of violence against Jewish people being spread online.