Skip to comments.Council of Muftis Complain to U.S. Reps About Disrespect for Muslims in Russia
Posted on 10/02/2013 9:41:22 AM PDT by marshmallow
Moscow, October 2, - Deputy Chairman of the Russian Muftis Council Rushan Abbyasov has spoken with representatives of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom about the problems of Muslims in Russia.
He expressed concern over the fact that the mass media often associated extremists with Islam, the press service of the Council reported on Tuesday.
"It is precisely for this reason that in this country, like they are in the West, people are scared by the construction of new mosques. The local authorities also sometimes demonstrate a lack of understanding. As a result of this media policy, people are also afraid of the hijab, the prohibition of which in schools has even developed into a political issue," Abbyasov said.
There are numerous cases when "certain destructive forces in the guise of so-called 'experts on Islam' (who in reality have neither an education or knowledge of Islam) on the staff of the Russian Orthodox Church resist a positive dialogue on the pretext of Christian Orthodoxy and try to hurt Muslims in different parts of this country, set them against society and the state and arouse a negative attitudes towards this worldwide religion among non-Muslims," Abbyasov said.
"Unfortunately, regional and local authorities sometimes follow their lead without realizing the danger of the situation," the press service quotes Abbyasov as saying.
Among such actions, he named the recognition the translation of the Quran into Russian made by philosopher Elmir Kuliyev as extremist.
"This and the way it is done is an indication of the complete absence of respect not only toward the Muslims of Russia but toward any religion, including the teaching of monotheism," he said.
The meeting was attended by a leading analyst of the U.S. commission, Catherine Cosman, and first secretary of the political section of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, Patrick Horne. The report does not specify where or when the meeting took place.
Disrespect in Russia? No statement on the killing of non-muslims in Kenya and around the world by islamic fanatics?
Well Boo Bleepin Woo! Tell that to the Coptic Christians in Egypt, Syria and other places. The Majority of Islamics operate as a terroristic gang.
The Council of Muffins.
Russia is way ahead of the U.S., they realize what a Muslim takeover would mean. Our government has their heads in the sand.
Our government is run by these islamist creeps.
The US needs to but out. Obama is already doing great harm throughout the world by spreading Islam and should stay out of Russia’s business.
If you have a problem with Russia, complain to Putin. Why are you bothering us?
I guess those nasty “incidents” with those Chechen “rebels” kind of turned off the Russian people to them, for some reason.
Muslims = Delusional Whiners
Council of poofters...
Funny how Islam is feared in exactly the same way, for exactly the same reasons, all around the globe. Mass delusion I guess. Couldn’t possibly be the tenets of the faith and the actions of its adherents.
Respect is earned!
The only thing Muslims have earned, since Mo-Ham-Mud putrefied the planet earth, I flushed down the toilet this morning.
It would be unclean to even wipe with pages from the Koran as you would be dirtier afterwards.
Cry me a river.
If the muzzies don’t like it then they may go back to the s*** hole they came from.
Hey Mr. Muf.....4Q right where it hurts. Take your disheveled excuse for a religion and stick it where the sun don’t shine.