Skip to comments.Wahhabi group detained in northwestern Azerbaijan
Posted on 09/21/2007 2:04:24 PM PDT by knighthawk
Text of report by Azerbaijani news agency Trend
21 September: A group of Wahhabis has been detained in the town of Saki as a result of an operation conducted by officers of Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry and the Saki police department. Trend's regional correspondent has reported that the Saki town department of the National Security Ministry does not disclose information on the operation held.
The deputy head of the Saki police department, Maqsud Masimov, has confirmed the detention for Trend.
Masimov said that materials calling [on people to join] the Wahhabi movement, religious books of various trends, recordings and other items were found during a search held in flats in the course of the operation. Masimov did not name the Wahhabis detained. He said that the operation had lasted three days and did not rule out that further detentions were possible.
[The town of Saki is the administrative centre of Saki District in northwestern Azerbaijan, 325 km from Baku]
Source: Trend news agency, Baku, in Russian 0816 gmt 21 Sep 07
What are a bunch of sunni wahhabies doing in shia dominated Azerbaijan?