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Young members of Islamist group arrested in connection with Church burning in Tatarstan
The Ministry of Interior reports the incidents without specifying which group they belong to. The young men are allegedly responsible for two of the seven church fires recorded this year in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic.
North Caucasus: civilians taking up arms against extremists
In Kabardino-Balkaria, vigilante group sets up civilian militias to fight Muslim rebels. More violence looms on the horizon.
19/02/2010 RUSSIA – ISLAM
Supreme Muslim Council of Russia to stop extremism
The new body will play coordinating role. It will be co-chaired by the leaders of three existing Muslim organisations. Medvedev and Putin want to promote a Russian way for Islam.
Moscow, two explosions in the Metro kill 37 people
The first at Lubyanka station, above the former KGB headquarters. The second at Park Kultury. The first attack by a suicide bomber. So far no claims of responsibility, but Chechen irredentism suspected.
16/09/2010 ISLAM - INDIA
Kashmir: Muslims try to burn a Christian school (only in name)
It is the St Francis School, owned by Muslims, who use the Christian name to attract more students. Four dead and 19 injured in Mendhar, while protests spread in Kashmir. The influence of fundamentalist groups on the masses, dragged from their villages to demonstrate. Missionary priest Jim Borst under police protection.
16/07/2013 RUSSIA - ISLAM
For Islamic scholar, Islamic headwear is not a Russian Muslim tradition
For Rais Sulemainov, an Islamic scholar, those who defend the hijab for schoolgirls are "demagogues and populists". In fact, even before the Russian Revolution, Muslim women did not wear hijabs, preferring instead Russian national headwear. Tatarstan's only Islamic school has only 50-70 students.
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