Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why has Novorossiya risen?

In what deservedly characterized as a “Poem of Courage and Love,” Risa Jabar, an orphan from Afghanistan who joined the Novorossiya militia, explains the cause of Novorossiya as follows:

I’m not here for the Russian government or for any other government. I’m here for the Slavs, for these people, the friendliest people—a people who are nevertheless targeted for extermination. …
My comrades fighting at my side: they’re Ossetians, Russians, Cossacks, Kalmyks, Yakuts—an entire family of the Soviet Union’s fighting alongside me! We’re the union of tribes, as it used to be, understand? And Ukrainians are here with us too! You can’t split people like that! … These Ukrainians who forgot their roots, they no longer consider themselves to be Slavs. But even they’ll have no place here! The need slaves here! … The Slavs, they’re that layer which carries its own civilization, its own civilizational imperative. And at its root, [this imperative] is contrary to all this business, contrary to all this world domination. They don’t want the Slavs, understand? They don’t want their spirit. …
It’s written in the Qur’an that one should never act for money—yeah, one’s allowed to trade. One can trade, buy and sell, but only within permitted limits. One’s forbidden from doing low, disgusting things—like the things they do. And that’s why I’m here. … There’s in principle nothing surprising in the fact—that certain Muslims are taking the side of the Slavs now. That’s because the world’s split into two camps, and small countries, small states—they can’t live on their own any longer. … I’d like to say this: “Don’t worry, we’re all with you, you have all of us—Russians, Ossetians, Chechens, Afghans—we’re all here, right beside you, like one big family.[1]

[1] An Afghan Freedom Fighter in Donbass: a Poem of Love and Courage,”, July 13, 2014, <> Accessed on October 22, 2014.

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