Sunday, October 16, 2022

Friendly fire in Belgorod - Lt Col. Lapin killed by Muslim Tajiks

"Tajiks told Lapin that a holy war is a war between Muslims and infidels. Lapin said that "Allah must be a coward if he doesn't allow you to fight for the country you swore an oath to."

The "terrorist" attack on a Russian military training ground in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine left at least 11 dead and 15 wounded. Lapin was first reported as the son of commander Leksandr Pavlovich Lapin. This is not correct. The dead man is Lt Col. Andrey Lapin. 138th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade, 6th Combined Arms Army, Western Military District.
Aftermath of the friendly fire incident in Belgorod - Lt Col. Lapin, reportedly mocked the religion of the Muslim non-Russian conscripts training on the range.

A video of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon complaining to Putin about his lack of respect went viral days ago.

Sunni Islam is, by far, the dominant religion in Tajikistan. After 70 years of political control, Soviets have been unable to eradicate Islam.