Alec Luhn — The Telegraph.co.uk Nov 28, 2017
Authorities will investigate an anti-semitic theory that the 1918 killing of Tsar Nicholas II was a “ritual murder” following comments by a bishop close to Vladimir Putin.
Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov, who is heading a Russian Orthodox Church commission investigating the execution of the Romanov family by firing squad in Yekaterinburg, said at a conference on Monday that many members of the commission believe it was a ritual murder that held special significance for Bolshevik commander Yakov Yurovsky and his men.
“Ritual murder” has in the past referred to a theory that the last emperor was the victim of a Jewish conspiracy, as Mr Yurovsky was of Jewish heritage.
Russia’s investigative committee said it would look into the claim by Mr Shevkunov, who is reputed to be Mr Putin’s confessor.
The announcement drew an outcry from Jewish groups.
Rabbi Boruch Gorin, a spokesman for the federation of Jewish communities, told Interfax news agency that this ritual murder investigation was a “shocking” example of “medieval ignorance,” noting that the myth of Jews ritually killing people to extract their blood for matzo bread has figured in anti-semitic propaganda for many decades.
The controversy comes before Mr Putin for the first time takes part in the church’s annual bishops council on Wednesday.
Speaking at the conference, Patriarch Kirill said he had “hard questions” about the tsarist murder investigation, which they re-opened in 2015, and called on the authorities not to rush it. Yekaterinburg news agency Ura.ru quoted a source close to the church leadership as saying the patriarch feared that the ritual murder allegations could “provoke uncontrollable outbursts of ultranationalism”.
Patriarch Kirill also said the Russian Orthodox Church had not yet taken a position on the continued analysis of the Romanov family’s remains. Despite DNA testing showing their identity, the church has recognised neither the remains of Nicholas, Alexandra and three children interred in St Petersburg cathedral in 1998 nor the remains of his two other children found in 2007.
Church officials have said they need to be extra sure of the remains’ provenance since Nicholas II, who was a cousin of King George V, his wife Alexandra, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, and their children were canonised in 2000.
Forensic medical expert Dr Viktor Zvyagin told the conference that the remains discovered in 2007 were those of a boy aged 12-14 and a young woman aged 18-19, which would match the ages of Nicholas’ heir Alexei and his daughter Maria. He said he believed that further remains of the two are located nearby.
Peter Sarandinaki, the US-based descendant of a loyalist general who took Yekaterinburg days after the tsar was killed, said DNA testing he organised of the 2007 remains proved conclusively they were those of Alexei and Maria but was skeptical more would be found.
“The grave of the two children was shallow. It could be that animals might have carried them away but I do believe that most of the bones were destroyed by fire” set by the Bolsheviks, he told The Telegraph.
Michael Hoffmann — On the Contrary Nov 30, 2017
According to the media, all medieval Catholic eyewitnesses to Judaic ritual murder were liars. Is this not ritual murder denial? Here’s the brainwash we’re expected to accept: we must not believe any Catholic witness to Judaic ritual murder. But we must believe every Judaic witness to gas chamber homicide in Auschwitz. Otherwise we are engaged in the sin and crime of “Holocaust” denial.
Do you buy it?
Humans beings ought to be able to freely and fairly investigate and research the murder of Christians by the followers of the Babylonian Talmud. The thought police in the press should stop stigmatizing research and investigation as “hate” or “bigotry.” I’ve got a bulletin for the media: truth is not “anti-Semitic.” The media are dismissing the possibility that the murder of the Tsar and his family was a ritual killing, by terming any investigation of Judaic ritual murder as part of “the blood libel myth.”
Some of the accusations of Judaic ritual murder in the past were indeed mythical and malicious, but not all. For instance, before he was compelled to recant, Israeli Prof. Ariel Toaff (the son of the chief rabbi of Rome), wrote a history book in Italian upholding the veracity of such murders in certain cases. Toaff’s book was translated into English by selfless revisionist scholars. Their faithful translation is based on Toaff’s uncensored first edition. Prof. Toaff’s suppressed book, Blood Passover, is now online, free of charge (it’s a big pdf. file and loads slowly): https://bloodpassover.com/xbp.pdf Blood Passover is of world-historic importance. It is a gift to humanity and the struggle for human rights in defense against religious-based rackets and mind control.
The commissars of information have also neglected to report that the building where the Tsar and his family were slaughtered — by shechita or otherwise — was left standing for decades, until the USSR fell. It was under Boris Yeltsin, the U.S.-approved strongman, that the site was razed, in the hope that with no Christian pilgrimage site standing, the memory of the people would fade. But this has not proved to be the case.
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