Muslim morality campaigner rids school of ‘satanic’ teacher

Muslim morality campaigner rids school of ‘satanic’ teacher

Music teacher Maria Shestopalova, above, was forced to resign after a self-styled Russian campaigner for morality in schools sent a dossier to her school bosses in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

According to the BBC Timur Bulatov boasted of his success in getting the 21-year-old “purged” on Russia’s version of Facebook, vKontakte. He professes to be fighting decadence because he is a pious Muslim. He described Shestopalova as a “lesbian” and “satanist”.

Shestopalova told the BBC she had been summoned by the heads of Krasnoyarsk Further Education Centre No 4 immediately after Bulatov’s denunciation of her.

Without understanding the situation properly the director rang me on Monday evening and said, very unpleasantly, that she was expecting me in her office at 9:00am on Tuesday, and advised me to tender my resignation.

She said they spent six hours questioning her and applying pressure by citing the reputation of the school, the other teachers and her parents.

Evidently they had no desire to establish who was right and who was wrong. Having decided that this solution would be easier for them they pressurised me to make me quit.

She said the school had sent a letter to Bulatov, above, immediately after the meeting, telling him that she had been fired. She told the BBC that they had treated her:

Like a child – it was simply inhumane.

But school director Olga Etsel, interviewed by Russian news website Meduza, denied Ms Shestopalova’s allegation about psychological pressure. And she said the meeting had lasted 90 minutes, not six hours.

A Russian law passed in 2013 controversially banned the spreading of “gay propaganda” among minors.

Bulatov condemned her for wearing lip and ear piercings and for:

Supporting LGBT sexual deviants and promoting homosexuality.

He wages his “morality” campaign from St Petersburg. On vKontakte he claims to head a movement called “First Moral Russian Front”. He calls himself “Timur Bulatov (Isaev), social activist”.
Shestopalova accused the despicable homophobe of heaped abuse on her in a telephone conversation, and she is now taking legal action against him.

Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” angered human rights activists and the international gay community. The law suggests that homosexuality – described as “non-traditional sexual relations” – is alien to life in Russia.

Many homophobic attacks have been documented in Russia.

Bulatov told Russian news website that he had “rescued” Russian children from 65 “immoral” teachers. On his site he posted the 31-page dossier on Shestopalova, with a long message denouncing her.

This teacher clearly does not meet the standards of her profession and can harm her pupils. We demand that Maria Shestopalova be sacked for amoral behaviour.

Shestopalova said she had worked at the Krasnoyarsk school for five years, for a salary of about 8,000 roubles (£107; $131) a month.

20 responses to “Muslim morality campaigner rids school of ‘satanic’ teacher”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    Personally, I’d say one look at the posturing narcissistic twat tells you everything you need to know about him. Those furrowed brows. The downturned mouth. The carefully chosen spectacles that say ‘I’m an educated man, don’t you know?’. Here is someone who understands, unequivocally, that he is right. A man who knows beyond doubt that everyone else is wrong. A man of power and a man whose knowledge must be listened to and obeyed. Except… except that in reality the best part of him ran down his mother’s thigh. Pardon my language, but what a complete and utter c**t.

  2. 1859 says:

    In total agreement with you AC – he looks like what he is – a dried-up, repressed bigot, who’s terrified not only of sex but of anything which might be called pleasurable in life. A man full of a hatred of others which pathetically masks his own self-hatred. What’s the betting, if this guy has any sex life at all, it’s something he wants to keep hidden from the world.What an odious creep!

  3. barriejohn says:

    He’s gay!

  4. I’ve always been rather fond of lesbians and Satanists. Timur Bulatov sounds like a bit of a yak-fucker, to be honest.

  5. barriejohn says:

    It will amaze readers of this blog to learn that Mr Bullytov is not so squeaky clean himself:

    Isayev boasts that he’s outed 29 other teachers in the past for their lifestyles all under the pretense of enforcing president Vladimir Putin’s draconian “gay propaganda” law. In an interesting twist of fate, however, Isayev’s homophobic zealotry seems to have come back to haunt him. In a number of the letters he sent outing people, he made the mistake of including his actual last name, Bulatov.

    Bulatov, it turns out was under investigation for having embezzled money from a previous employer. Bulatov was initially charged with a fine of 100,000 rubles (about $1,800) along with a two year stint in jail. Previously he’d managed to avoid Russian authorities, though he was picked up and detained last week for some 18 hours.

    Shocked I am, shocked!

  6. barriejohn says:

    There’s more about the turd here:

    Timur Bulatov, an anti-gay activist who claims to have helped get a number of teachers fired after outing them as homosexuals, said he sees no need to resort to the blackmail used by criminal gangs.

    “Why attack a sick person? Such a person needs treatment,” he said. “I have a bunch of legal methods to use to influence such a person, to put pressure on him.”

    Bulatov, who wears camouflage outfits and carries a handgun in a hip holster, said gays are the “enemies” of Russian society and its children, but should be opposed only through legal means.

    He said the law banning gay propaganda among minors was intentionally made vague so it can be applied in a wide range of circumstances. The law, for instance, has made it easy to target gay and lesbian teachers in Russia because they work directly with children.

    The federal law was modeled on a 2012 St. Petersburg law authored by Vitaly Milonov, a city lawmaker and outspoken opponent of LGBT rights.

    “This law is a preventive measure. It was introduced not to punish anyone, but to prevent such public actions as gay parades, because parents in Russia don’t want their children to see these things,” Milonov told the AP.

    Milonov, who has a large portrait of the Russian Orthodox Church patriarch on his office wall, said his mission was to promote “normal” families with many children.

    “There is no oppression of homosexual people in Russia,” he said. “When gay organizations complain of such harassment, they do it in order to get more money from soft-hearted Europeans.”

    I love this as well:

    St. Petersburg police spokesman Vyacheslav Stepchenko said he had not heard about these blackmail cases and said he wasn’t aware of any anti-gay attacks being registered in the city in recent years.

    Yeah – sure.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    Nice work, barriejohn.

  8. andym says:

    I don’t know what it says, but he’s the dead spit of Michael Portillo in his Thatcher-lickspittle days.

  9. Rik says:

    Normal people, well adjusted people thrive on an a good sex life. Regular uninhibited exciting sexual relationships are absolute necessity for health of the individual and society. Some people such as this sexually repressed gobbshite get off on the prohibition and suppression of the sex lives of other people. To them sex is probably a solo activity of the sticky keyboard variety or the furtive secretive guilt ridden unloving resentful services of male or female prostitutes or even the rape of children. And how does this self revulsion manifest itself. Well it’s by the despoiling the sex lives of others by enforcing extreme fundamentalist sexual prohibitions to ruin the lives of people who don’t comply.

  10. Broga says:

    So predictable, that those paragons of morality which they trumpet to the world, have hidden offenses in their background.

  11. Graham Martin-Royle says:

    “Timur Bulatov (Isaev),WANKER

    Corrected that for him.

  12. Peter Sykes says:

    “Russia’s ban on “gay propaganda” angered human rights activists and the international gay community.”
    Angered not just the gay community.
    And just what is the “gay community “?

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    To: 1859, AgentCormac, barriejohn and andym:
    May I remind you of a thought from a Renaissance author who seemed to know a bit about common beliefs and was not afraid to confront common misconceptions?

    There is no art/ To find the mind’s construction in the face.
    William Shakespeare: Hamlet (1, iv)

    And, yes, I do know it has Biblical antecedents; 1, Samuel: 16 if you want to read it,where it is both approved and disregarded, but who needs consistency? Incidentally, we also learn that JHWH sends evil spirits when needed so is/was prepared to do his/her/its/their own dirty work sometimes.

    But that’s not why I wrote.
    Six hours or ninety minutes: at least one of them is lying.

    There might be a happyish ending:

  14. Stephen Mynett says:

    Of course, Islamic education is so much better, as this report shows:

  15. Newspaniard says:

    @amdym. I see no reason for your outburst against Michael Portillo, nor the connection with this thread.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Vanity Unfair: That would, indeed, be good news, but I don’t really follow your first point!

  17. Vanity Unfair says:

    To barriejohn:
    You seemed to me to be in agreement with AgentCormac and 1859 in ascribing a character to Comrade Bulatov based on the discredited pseudoscience of physiognomy. If I was mistaken then I apologise.

    Incidentally, Comrade (Tovarich) while still in use seems to be losing currency; Mr. (Gospodin) is making a return to popularity but is not universally welcomed. Does anyone out there know the correct way to be polite in Russian?

  18. barriejohn says:

    Vanity Unfair: I didn’t make any reference to his appearance. I try to avoid that temptation where possible, although African pastors bedecked with bling, or bishops wearing silly hats, are a different kettle of fish altogether!

  19. andym says:

    @ Vanity Unfair. I wasn’t suggesting parallels based on physiognomy, more just drawing attention to the astounding likeness to a younger Portillo. Facial expression, rather than features, might have more going for it. That sulky pout was often seen on Portillo’s face during his political days, normally during an interview that wasn’t going his way.

  20. 1859 says:

    @VU: Shakespeare was wrong – how people choose to dress, what they choose to put on their heads and faces, on their hands , bodies and genitals etc., says VOLUMES about what goes on inside their minds. The ‘art’ that today does read and interpret these signs is called psychology. Elizabethan poetry may sound fine, but fine language is no guarantee of fine insight.