recusance


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recusance

recusancy. — recusant, adj.
See also: Religion, Renunciation
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To refuse to suffer is a sign of weakness rather than of courage, and, moreover, was it not a sort of recusance to take leave of life in despondency, an abjuration of the Christian faith which is based upon the sublime words of Jesus Christ: 'Blessed are they that mourn.'
During the search at home of Askarov prosecution officers found 10 bullets from Makarov pistol and alarm warning system which were illegally kept by Askararov, as well as CDs that contain information of religious extremist party Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which is prohibited on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.On June 13 Askarov together with leaders of Uzbek diaspora of Bazar-Korgon district Akhmatov, Karabaev, Mirzalimov, Yuldashev and Talibaev were among 500-600 armed ethnic Uzbeks, who have cut off 535.5 km of the Bishkek-Osh strategic road, actively calling for recusance to authorities and riots.
As a discernible contingent of the left in Western Europe and North America, activists as well as intellectuals, treks across to the kind of pluralist politics pilloried by Palmer, he is clearly entitled to ask whether this is a new trahison des marxistes, the latest in a repeated series of recusances that have so often plunged erstwhile socialists into rightward flight.