07 April 2011, Thursday, 19:10
author: Timur Rakhmatullin
The Clerical Muslim Dept RB urges the leadership RB and all citizens of Bashkiria to render assistance to the traditional Hanafi Islam, thus preventing penetration of radical Islamic movements in the Republic.
“We urge everybody to render assistance to normal development of historically traditional Hanafi Islam and oppose penetration of some religious radical movements to the territory of the region” – said in the statement, made by the chairman of the Clerical Muslim Dept RB, Mufti Nurmulhamet Nigmatullin – “Such phenomena arouse intolerant attitude to Muslim religion from the citizens of other religions and also from certain part of ethnic Muslims and that is can be called very dangerous and pernicious phenomenon for the whole society”.
“The notion of tolerant coexistence is absent in radical Islam” – the first deputy chairman of the Clerical Muslim Dept RB Aup Bibarsov says – “The Hanafi Islam lies in the middle, avoiding any extremes, so it can be called a universal model. We urge the population to follow this very happy medium”.