Skip to comments.President Putin: Traditional Islam is an integral part of Russia’s spiritual life
Posted on 11/28/2018 5:03:51 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Erdogan, Mr Abbas, members of the clergy, foreign guests, friends,
Let me congratulate you from all my heart on the opening of Moscows rebuilt Cathedral Mosque. This is a big event for all Muslims in Russia.
One of Moscows oldest mosques stood on this historical site and has undergone reconstruction that now makes it the biggest in Europe. It was given a magnificent modern new look worthy of the capital of our united, multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country. This new mosque is worthy of Russia, in which, I want to stress, Islam, under our countrys law, is one of Russias traditional religions, with millions of our citizens counting themselves among its followers.
I want to thank everyone who took part in the work on this magnificent building and all of the Muslims in Russia and abroad who donated to this effort. We are grateful to the governments of Turkey and Kazakhstan for their contributions to the mosques reconstruction.
I am sure that the mosque will become a major spiritual centre for Muslims in Moscow and throughout Russia, providing education and spreading humanistic ideas and the true and authentic values of Islam. It will spread knowledge and spirituality and will help to unite the efforts of Muslims and people of other faiths too in common worthy causes. The Koran tells us to try to outdo each other in doing good.
Right from its creation, Russia has always been a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country. This mutual enrichment of different cultures, traditions and religions has always been our countrys distinguishing feature and strength.
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Sounds condescending as well as a bit of pandering involved.
The Koran tells us to try to outdo each other in doing good.
Something got lost in translation to Russian.
That’s not what the Koran commands of muslims.
“Always”? As I recall, Stalin exiled a lot of them.
Their definition of good is pretty twisted.
75% of muslims in America are first generation immigrants or the kids of first generation immigrants.
Islam has no deep ties to America.
Because of proximity to Islamic nations, there is more “history” in Russia but still not a significant part of Russian culture, history, or population.
Oh? Does he mean the ones that are killing Russians?
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli . . .
Russia has something like 15%+ Muslim population. Just like American politicians, he needs to suck up to their sensitivities.
And therein lies your problem. -Tom
Vladimir might have to turn into Vlad the Impaler 2.0 before his reign is over.
That won’t go over very well with China.
Traditional Islam. Not Wahhabi/Saudi death cult Islam. Not Erdogan Muslim Brotherhood Islam. Not Iranian mahdi-return Islam.
Putin gets it right again.
The Islam of Mohammed has always been a blood thirsty religion of conquest, slavery, murder and mayhem.
There is no peaceful Islam, there is only Islam.
Thanks CondoleezzaProtege. Hilarious that Putin's ass-lickers defend him on this, or on any, well, everything.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, Russia's Vladimir Putin and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan meet in Sochi, Russia November 22, 2017. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/MIKHAIL METZEL/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)
The Three Amigos
Look, Erdogan is wearing a purple tie. He must be part of Hillary’s resistance...!
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