Skip to comments.Putin supports Egypt efforts to halt Gaza violence
Posted on 11/16/2012 1:49:15 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in a telephone call that Russia supports Egypt's efforts to halt the escalating violence in Gaza, the Kremlin said Friday.
The Russian President said that he supports Cairos efforts directed at normalizing the situation, the statement said.
The Russian head of state underlined the need to stop the armed confrontation and called on the sides involved in the conflict to exercise restraint and stop military actions resulting in civilian deaths, it said.
The remarks followed a visit to Gaza by Egypts Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, who vowed to intensify Cairos efforts to secure a ceasefire and called on the international community to take responsibility for stopping aggression.
Egypt will not hesitate to intensify its efforts and make sacrifices to stop this aggression and achieve a lasting truce, he told reporters.
President Mursi later called Israels air strikes on the Gaza Strip a blatant aggression against humanity.
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“Egypt’s efforts to halt Gaza violence”...
translation: OPENING A SECOND FRONT???
“Halt Gaza violence” = increase anti-Israel violence.
Putin is in favor of a regional war in the ME and 0bama has the flexibility now to support Putin.
So what are they going to do? Go to Gaza and tell Hamas to “Now you guys cut that out”!
But that's just the START!!!
Chechen leader raps Qaradawi for calling Russia "enemy of Islam" - Grozny, November 12, Interfax - Chechnya's head of administration, Ramzan Kadyrov, has attacked Egyptian Islamic theologian Yusuf al-Qaradawi for calling Russia an "enemy of Islam" and said Qaradawi's words represent an attack on the millions of Russian Muslims.
86-year-old Qaradawi is seen as one of the spiritual leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. A 2008 online poll run by Foreign Policy magazine put him at number three among the world's top 20 public intellectuals.
"The Muslims of Russia hope that Qaradawi will once again think about his statement, make a critical assessment of it, and realize the erroneous and destructive character of such statements. And - which particularly important - ask himself who would benefit from representing the Islamic world and Russia as standing in contrast to each other. We call on him to do so," Kadyrov said.
"Qaradawi's statements had given rise to amazement among the Muslims of Russia," the Chechen leader said.
"There live about 30 million Muslims in our country. Hundreds of mosques are built for them yearly. Thousands of believers perform the hajj. The Constitution guarantees freedom of worship," he said.
He cited Russian President Vladimir Putin as announcing that "Russia has always been and remains the best partner for Islamic states."
"This is extremely important for Russian Muslims, who, for many decades, were deprived of the possibility to pray in mosques, study the Koran, and visit holy sites in Mecca and Medina. From this perspective, Qaradawi's public appeals sound offensive, illogical," Kadyrov said.
"It is not Russia that is supplying weapons and money for the thousands of mercenaries from all over the world who have flooded Syria and are committing daily terrorist attacks, in which the blood of women, old people and children is shed," he said.
Israel should put another drone up and cap Mursi.