Rabbi Lazar to help Russian Muslims visit holy places of Jerusalem - December 27, 2010 - The mufti also asked the Russia's chief rabbi to help Muslim pilgrims visit Jerusalem on their way back from Mecca when they go on hajj and Lazar promised "to spare no effort for it."
Islamologist suggests introducing NATO Turkish and Albanian contingent to Moscow district - Moscow, November 26, Interfax Only NATO can help settle the conflict over plans to build a mosque in South-Eastern Moscow district of Tekstilschiki, Islamologist Roman Silantyev believes. "This conflict has already gained international importance and only bringing NATO Turkish and Albanian contingent to Tekstilschiki can stabilize the situation," Silantyev told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Friday.
"I'm sure the question of building this mosque should be discussed at the next session of the UN Security Council and the Strasbourg Court and if Vladimir Zotov refuses to obey fair Muslims' claims international community should apply sanctions against his district and ban his xenophobian residents to visit civilized countries," the Islamologist said. According to him, it is extremely important "not to consider the so called local residents as there are only several hundred people who are nothing, but newly arrived "fascists" and "extremists."
Rabbi Lazar will say nice things but will not lift a finger to help Russian Muslims visit Jerusalem. How absurd!