Skip to comments.Islam is inseparable part of Russia’s society and culture - Putin
Posted on 09/04/2012 1:56:49 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian Hajj Mission on its 10th anniversary, and said that Islam has become integral to Russias religious, cultural and social fabric.
Traditions of Islam are based on eternal values of kindness, mercifulness and justice. Millions of people in our country practice this ancient religion, Putin wrote in a telegram published on the Kremlins website.
The letter was forwarded to the participants of the anniversary meeting, which took place in Grozny, the capital of the Republic of Chechnya, on Thursday.
Putin also saluted the Muslim community for being active participants in the countrys public life, developing broad charity initiatives and strengthening family values. The wider Muslim community is opposed to all forms of religious intolerance and extremism, the Russian President wrote.
I want to stress that the states estimation of fruitful activities of Muslim organizations is very high and the state guarantees its citizens the opportunity to follow the norms of their religion including the pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam, he said, adding that the Hajj Mission has made numerous strides in resolving issues related to Russian believers pilgrimages to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Russias biggest mosque to be built in Moscow - August 17, 2012 - A huge mosque able to accommodate up to 60,000 worshipers is to be built on the outskirts of Moscow. Its estimated the city is home to up to two million Muslims.
I don’t see Putin as being A) honest, nor B) stupid. He’s doing this to keep pressure off his politics, but I guarantee you that the KGB and other Russian police and politicos are out to quash Islam where they can.
*cough* Beslan *cough*
Wow puttin is really a suckup.
Gog and Magog....is any one surprized???
Russia is nuts if it ever forgives or forgets.
(As long as they follow orders) - Putin
Oh yeah...... Never mind.
They were all killed by Russian police who gassed the theatre.
I had a great-great-uncle who was training Russian Spetsnaz in the 1950s. He was a Comissar in the NKVD prior to WWII and fled to the Ukraine when the Russians were fighting in Stalingrad. He said there was a code of honor among the men, and many of them were devout Russian Orthodox.
What you say makes sense.
He especially likes the Chechens.
Translation: Help us bury the west islam, and then we’ll take care of you later.
I hear there are 2 million Muslims living in Moscow.....They come from the provinces to crowd into Russia’s imperial city
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