Friday, October 30, 2020   

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Discrimination Olympics: Meddling with Muslims in Sochi
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Sochi’s more than 20,000 Muslims helped build the infrastructure and stages for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, where Muslim athletes from a range of participating nations will compete within these multi-million-dollar stadia, slopes, and structures, vying for gold and the glory that comes with Olympic victory.




Circassians: Sochi Olympians ‘are skiing on the bones of our ancestors’
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“They tried to forget us, as if we never even lived there,” says Circassian architect Abdullah Makhmudovic Berisov. Now 67 years old, Berisov speaks about the pain he feels when thinking of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and how the opening ceremony failed to mention the history of the Circassian people who once called Sochi their capital.




Another non-terrorist non-Muslim Plane Hijacker: The Sochi Plot
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The Associated Press article on the Ukrainian hijacker who tried to divert a plane to Sochi on Friday is interesting for the words it does not use. (I’m not picking on AP– all the other articles on this subject are like this one in this regard.)




Why Sochi Has No Mosques
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The Winter Olympics city has 20,000 Muslim residents. Now they just need a place to worship.

Russian president Vladimir Putin calls Sochi, site of February’s Winter Olympics, “the biggest construction site on the planet,” and for good reason.