Skip to comments.All-Russian Muslim Board opposes leniency for Pussy Riot
Posted on 08/16/2012 7:52:08 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Moscow, August 13, Interfax - Mukhammedgali Khuzin, the head of the executive committee of the All-Russian Muslim Board, has spoken against leniency for the members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot, who are awaiting sentencing this week.
"Our religion does not allow lenient or good treatment of people who deliberately desecrate holy places," Khuzin told Interfax-Religion on Monday.
Last week, the prosecutor asked Moscow's Khamovnichesky Court to sentence the Pussy Riot activists, who are charged with hooliganism, to three years in prison. Soon after that, Nail Mustafin, imam of the Vologda mosque Al-Juma, which reports to the Russian Council of Muftis, told reporters the women would have been released if they had conducted a similar "punk prayer" in a mosque. The imam cited Prophet Muhammad's ordinance to support his contention.
"A man once walked into a mosque and, if you excuse my saying so, urinated in the mosque. Of course, he was seized and taken to the prophet so he could decide what to do with the man. The prophet answered immediately and firmly that the man should be released and the desecrated place should be rinsed with water. That's the ordinance given by our prophet, and therefore it's the opinion of all good Muslims. We all believe that these girls should walk free," Mustafin said.
The Council of Muftis later disassociated itself from Mustafin's words.
Khuzin, in turn, said Mustafin's position on the Pussy Riot case is surprising and contracts the stance of the Russian Muslim community and Islam.
Speaking about the story with the urination in a mosque at the time of Prophet Muhammad, the mufti said the man was then forgiven because he did not know what he was doing. "I don't recommend that anyone do such a thing in modern mosques. Ten years ago, two men went into the Omsk mosque for that purpose and they were neither understood nor forgiven," Khuzin said.
There should be no leniency for the Pussy Riot activists, Khuzin said.
"If these women had walked into our mosques, we would have given them to our old women for a set of educational measures and them would have given them over to the law enforcement agencies and would have seen to it that an investigation was conducted," Khuzin said.
Pussy Riot ??? How would that work?
I won’t go there with the “In Soviet Russia...” joke.
Maybe Laz will...
For once they play it straight.
Who could be against a Pussy Riot?
Who do they sound like?
If they suck, let them rot.
They ain’t good. Who do they sound like? Cats in a pillow case maybe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALS92big4TY
They should be put in prison for being bad musicians! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZUhkWiiv7M&feature=related
And I say that when I like this on occasion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPRt6Tt6RyM
*ABC's Dianne Sawyer did a special on the mysteries of the Human Mind and mentioned how this happens to people without realizing it.
Now I know why they were wearing masks!
Anybody without a truckload of penicillin at a OWS flop site.
Remand them into my custody. I’ll teach them some manners.
“feminist punk group Pussy Riot”
Yeah, let them die. Watch the Islamofascists accidentally admit to supporting abortion rights and the gay agenda during this trial, as well as Pussy Riot trying to come up with some pathetic defense of Islam.
Definitely a terrible band.
Jump up and down like a bunch of demented whores dodging сосулька
I guess the lesson is, if you are going to take it to the man, at least have a little talent.
There, fixed it.
Are these the same women who were planning to do just that at the Republican convention?
Tough call, but not worth prison.
Government-approved sharia in Russia?
These women are in a heap of trouble insulting some of the greatest evils on the planet.
Maybe Putin is already starting to cultivate some IOUs from Romney.
You need a Dick Armey to put down a Pussy Riot.
Islam is a war plan and obviously has a problem with Pussy. Degenerates.
LOL - that’s #ing hilarious.
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