Peaceful Muslims have no relation to extremists – supreme mufti of Russia

admin | 30 December 2013

Moscow, December 30, Interfax – Talgat Tajuddin, the head of the Central Muslim Board of Russia, has cautioned against attacks on Muslims in retaliation for recent terrorist attacks.

“Peaceful, good Muslims should not become the target of so-called ‘acts of retaliation. People who follow traditional Islam have no relation to extremists,” Tadzhuddin said during a meeting with Volgograd Mufti Ilyas Biktimirov in the press service of the Central Muslim Board on Monday.

Tajuddin reiterated that Muslims “are trying to prevent the spread of extremism, radicalism and terrorism.”

He called on the law enforcement agencies, authorities and residents of Volgograd to prevent acts of religious and ethnic conflict in the region.

Police posts have been created near every Volgograd mosque due to the recent events in the city, the Central Muslim Board said.

Source: Interfax-religion

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