2015-11-20 14:55:00

Head of Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia condemns double standards in evaluation of terrorism, counterterrorism

Moscow, November 20, Interfax - Alexander Boroda, head of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (FJCR), believes it is unacceptable to divide terrorists and victims of terrorism into domestic and foreign and condemns the use of double standards in the evaluation of terrorism and in the fight against terrorism.

"Unfortunately, double standards on terrorism have existed for a long time. We believe that justifying the actions of terrorists and radicals even in the slightest degree, no matter if they are individuals or representatives of some groups, is a crime," one of the leaders of the Jewish diaspora said at a joint meeting of the State Duma and the Federation Council held in Moscow on Friday.

He said "it is unacceptable to divide terrorists and victims of terrorism into domestic and foreign in countering this global evil."

"We know that the group Islamic State poses the most threat to us all, but there are also other organizations and groups that bear responsibility for numerous crimes against civilians in all countries of the world. [The results of] their actions are thousands of deaths and destroyed lives," Boroda said.

"There are many such organizations and they are all terrorist," he said.

Boroda called on "all civilized countries to unite their efforts in countering terrorism."