‘To Forgive The Terrorists Is Up To God, But To Send Them To Him Is Up To Me’ – Putin Vow Or A Movie Character?

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The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin has vowed merciless retaliation for the Paris attacks, as warplanes from both countries unleashed bombs on the ISIS stronghold of Raqa earlier this week.

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Famous for his strong public remarks, Putin’s latest quotable quote has been making the rounds on social media.

PutinPhoto credit: FoxNews

A tweet by Ms Remi Maalouf, a news anchor with television channel Russia Today, highlights Mr Putin’s colourful take on terrorism:

#Putin : to forgive the terrorists is ip to God but to send them to him is up to me #ISIS#Syria#Moscowpic.twitter.com/hmTdvnb25C

— Remi Maalouf (@RemiMaalouf) November 17, 2015

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks on Nov 13 which killed at least 129 people, Russia and France agreed to coordinate their military and security services against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Syria.

“We are going to pursue terrorists everywhere. If they are in the airport, we will pursue them in the airport. And if we capture them in the toilet, then we will waste them in the outhouse. … The issue has been resolved once and for all,” Putin told Russian media.



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