Russian investigators detect extremism in the Old Testament
According to linguists, it demonstrates "inferiority propaganda" based on religious affiliation.
Employees of Vyatka State University found extremism in a phrase verbatim quoting a psalm from the Old Testament. According to 7x7 citing lawyer Yan Chebotarev, the literature was seized from the Jehovah's Witnesses*.
According to documents, the experts found signs of extremism in the phrase "But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore." This is a quote from Psalm 36:29, the Old Testament. According to linguists, "inferiority propaganda" based on religious affiliation is covered here.
“There is an informing of the object - the unrighteous - about the possibility of using violent acts - death, a clear demonstration of a dismissive (contemptuous, aggressive) attitude towards a group of people based on religious affiliation. There is an opposition of the audience based on friends and strangers, a call for an act of physical aggression in the form of causing death to unrighteous,” the examination says.
Linguists concluded that there are calls for action against people of a different faith, but there are neither calls for the destruction of anything, nor influencing the authorities.
“[The conclusion of the Kirov linguists] is unreasonable. They did not even try to substantiate their conclusions somehow; this is not an expert opinion. But, in my opinion, this only says that the law is moronic and barbaric,” Kirov lawyer Yan Chebotarev comments.
*The Jehovah's Witnesses Management Center in Russia (Jehovah's Witnesses) is an extremist organization banned in Russia.