Casablanca/Â Ingushetia, Russia
Rick:Â How can you close me up? On what grounds?Â
Captain Renault:Â I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!Â
[a croupier hands Renault a pile of money]Â
Croupier:Â Your winnings, sir.Â
Captain Renault:Â [sotto voce] Oh, thank you very much.Â
[aloud]Â Everybody out at once!
Morality: gambling? No way! Armed kidnapping? Fine.
“Gunmen kidnap up to 15 in Russia’s Ingushetia,” fromÂ Reuters,
NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) – Armed men drove into Russia’s Ingushetia region and abducted up to 15 people including policemen from a checkpoint and a slot machine parlour, police and witnesses said on Friday.
Witnesses said the gunmen, dressed in camouflage, entered Ingushetia from neighbouring Chechnya late on Thursday and presented themselves as police officers. Chechen authorities said they had nothing to do with the raid.
Islamist groups fighting an insurgency in Ingushetia against Moscow’s rule frequently target gambling halls and shops selling alcohol, saying they contradict Islam….