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Protesters in [Republic of] Georgia Try to Stop Construction of Minaret
Interfax ^ | 8/29/13

Posted on 09/02/2013 5:39:50 AM PDT by marshmallow

Tbilisi, August 29, Interfax - A group of Orthodox Christians blocked a road in Georgia on Thursday to prevent the return of the metal skeleton of a minaret to the village from where it had been removed for an alleged customs formality.

The metal frame was made in Turkey, imported last month and installed in a mosque that was opened recently in the private house of Jambul Abuladze in the village of Chela, near the town of Akhaltsikhe. On Tuesday, the Revenue Service had it dismantled it and taken to Tbilisi for a formality that had allegedly not been performed during customs control in July.

The frame was on its way back to Chela when a group of people from Akhaltsikhe blocked the road it was being transported on.

"In many democratic countries it is forbidden to put up minarets, from which a mullah calls Muslims to prayer for the entire neighborhood to hear. Why shouldn't there be such a ban in Orthodox Georgia? There should be a referendum on the issue of construction of minarets in Georgia. No one should be allowed to put them up at their homes if they like to," one of the protesters, Oleg Sandroshvili, told reporters.

Georgian media said there were police on the protest site.


TOPICS: Islam; Orthodox Christian
KEYWORDS: georgia; republicofgeorgia; russia; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 09/02/2013 5:39:50 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Christians need to start. Destroying a mosque for every church destroyed.
That ole Christian eye for an eye thing.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 5:57:00 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: marshmallow
On Tuesday, the Revenue Service had it dismantled it and taken to Tbilisi for a formality that had allegedly not been performed during customs control in July.

This doesn't seem like that big a deal ... unless you realize they can also do this for parts of a dam, construction equipment, framing that might make your building earthquake resistant ... and that it's like this in every other pesthole country, too.

3 posted on 09/02/2013 6:00:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (One drink away from telling everyone what I really think.)
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To: marshmallow

Some would just wait until it is up and bomb the base.


4 posted on 09/02/2013 6:04:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: marshmallow

Here in the Republic of Alabama, we fully support our Georgian neighbors. What? Oh. We support those Georgians as well.


5 posted on 09/02/2013 6:32:44 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: marshmallow

Good.

Now they should dump the minaret in a landfill and hustle Jambul Abuladze and his buddies out of their country.


6 posted on 09/02/2013 6:41:59 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Works for me, and during Friday prayers would be the best time too. Islamicfinder.org will tell you where the closest mosque (aka Muslim armory) is.


7 posted on 09/02/2013 6:56:10 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: marshmallow

I hope they succeed and do not capitulate.


8 posted on 09/02/2013 10:07:01 AM PDT by metmom ( For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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