Skip to comments.Tatarstan's Islamic officials attacked
Posted on 07/31/2012 2:16:03 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Top Islamic officials in Tatarstan, Russias predominantly Muslim republic, suffered a deadly attack. Mufti Ildis Faizov was hospitalized after three explosions targeted his car, while his deputy mufti, Valiulla Yakupov, was shot dead outside his home. President Putin called for unity and condemned the act, which Russias Investigative Committee labeled a terrorist act. Reuters reports that no group has been blamed or taken credit for the act, but the National Anti-Terrorism Committee suspects that the attacks were related to the muftis work countering the spread of religious radicalism in the traditionally peaceful region.
Rais Suleymanov, of the Volga Center of Ethno-Religious Studies argues that the attacks on Tatartsans Islamic officials are part of a script often seen in the Northern Caucasus. He claimed that the people targeted as well as the timing of the attacks were chosen carefully. Tatarstans mufti and deputy mufti were well known opponents of radical Islam, Suleimanov noted, and added that timing the attack directly ahead of the start of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan is a message that the attackers are a force to be reckoned with, and concessions must be made. Similar attacks occur frequently in Dagestan, where Wahhabi imams killed traditionalists because they opposed the pure Islam sought by fundamentalists.
For the third time, Russia and China joined to veto UN attempts to levy sanctions on the Assad regime. The Globe and Mail suggested that the continuing stalemate in the UN may mean the end of the UN observer force of 300 unarmed officers in Syria when its mandate expires on the 20th. Two permanent members of the council are prepared to defend Assad to the bitter end, said Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN. Russias UN Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, retaliated with an accusation that Britain, France, and the United States attempted to fan the flames of confrontation.
The radical Islamists are spreading hate and violence all over the world.
And if you're not radical nor hateful enough, they will peacerfully dispatch you
I’ve said a few times before; if the muzzies ever do take over you will then see some real bloodshed as they start attacking each other in earnest.
I just had a friend who returned from Tatarstan and the she
commented on how friendly the people were.
If a mufti likes scuba, would that make them a mufti diver?