From the time Turkey shot down an eastern european warplane nearby the Syrian line last month, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has recently been ramping up the unsupported claims against the Muslim-led country, and now he has even invoked the help of Allah in a move that is sure to infuriate Muslims just about everywhere.
Putin is not done slapping back at Turkey for shooting down his military aircraft on November 24 and is now saying that he is looking at putting more sanctions on the nation, Breitbart News reported.
“We are not planning to engage in military saber-rattling (with Turkey),” Putin declared. “But if anyone thinks that having committed this awful war crime, the murder of our people, that they are going to get away with some measures concerning their tomatoes or some limits on construction and other sectors, they are sorely mistaken.”
But what he said next has Muslims extremely upset.
“All in all, dear colleagues, I do not understand why they did this,” Putin said. “Perhaps only Allah knows.”
Then he went farther…
“It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment,” Putin joked.
With Muslims ever on the lookout for “blasphemy,” this joke will certainly upset vast numbers of believers in Allah.
After Putin made his comments, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak added that “Russia was halting talks with Ankara on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, a symbolic move designed to emphasize the strength of Kremlin anger.”
Is Putin right?