Clarification on Juha Molari’s Statement about Waynakh Online
Juha Molari, the Finnish supporter of Russia’s terrorist regime and a Pastor, is filled with such hatred toward Finnish human rights activist, Mikael Storsjö that has published an uninformed article on his blog about Waynakh Online, and our English language editor, Michael Capobianco. His accusations came as the result of recent news on our website about his appearance at Mikael Storsjö’s trial.
According to Juha Molari, Michael Capobianco is a contributor to Waynakh Online, as well as a famous American science-fiction writer. Juha Molari did not stop at this, but continued his poorly researched rant by stating that Capobianco has close connections with the Jamestown Foundation and is also acting in the honor of Dokka Umarov. It seems that Juha Molari is an inexperienced agent, as he believes the results of a simple Google search without requiring any confirmation about the authenticity of his findings. In his article, Molari also criticized the activism and advocacy that Michael has undertaken, including contact with Chechen refugees living in Azerbaijan. There is no reason to take issue with any work being carried out in the name of human rights, so long as, like Michael’s, it is genuine and from the heart.
Michael Capobianco is a citizen of United States, but is not a science-fiction writer. So, not only is Molari making false accusations against our editor, but he is also publically smearing a totally different man who just happens to share the same name. Our editor, Michael is an ordinary and law abiding person. Like many other people in the world, he has a keen interest in history and politics, and conducts research in an academic fashion. He shares his knowledge with other people on a radio show he created, which is related to events in the North Caucasus. The show is named “An Hour In the Caucasus“. It is important to note that Michael has been very outspoken in his opposition to the actions of Dokka Umarov, and only pledges allegiance to the banners of human rights and freedom of expression for all people.
If Juha Molari was able to understand what he reads, he could easily see the authors of each article on our website. Michael Capobianco is our friend and is only helping to edit our articles as a native speaker of English. He is doing this job voluntarily, because he would like to help innocent victims of the Kremlin’s state terrorism. We feel comfortable having good friends like him, and we also believe that the world is made more livable, due to the existence of people like Michael.
Meanwhile, Michael has no connection with the Jamestown Foundation whatsoever. He did not attend the conference in Tbilisi in November of 2010. Waynakh Online was among the participants of this conference, but it was not Michael Capobianco who was in attendance. Our website was invited there as a media institution, due to the fact that we are the only English and Turkish web source for news on the Chechen issue.
Neither Waynakh Online, nor Michael Capobianco act in the name of Dokka Umarov. His name can be found on our website, only because Umarov was the acting President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria between 2006 and 2007. Our website is dedicated only to the Chechen people.
Waynakh Online Administration