#TrendsArena: ‘Foul play’ leads diverse perspectives on synagogue blast in Russia

Dagestan, Russia's North Caucasus republic, has declared three days of mourning following a gun attack that killed dozens.

Synagogue attack in Russia
According to videos uploaded online, the synagogue caught fire quickly after the attack. Photo culled from Social Media (X)

A Jewish synagogue in Dagestan, Russia, was attacked during a terrorist invasion. The church, which is more than a century old, was burned to the ground, Al Jazeera reported.

Other sources indicate that an orthodox church was also burned, with the priest’s throat slashed. According to reports, 19 persons were murdered during the attack. Russia’s Investigative Committee, noted that around 15 police officers were killed, and five of the attackers were “liquidated”.

Following the attack on the ancient Jewish community in the predominantly Muslim region, several videos and accounts have surfaced on social media. While some condemned the attack, others suspected foul play. One @Matador_X6 argued that, “If Daghestani Muslims were anti-jewish or anti-semites, it [Synagogue] would not have lasted until today”.

Meanwhile, Dagestan, Russia’s North Caucasus republic, has declared three days of mourning following a gun attack that killed numerous people.

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