Mufti Krganov spoke out against the phrase "Islamic extremism"

10 November 2020


The Muslim community in Russia considers the use of the phrase "Islamic extremism" in the information field to be incorrect and urges not to mix Islam or any other religion with the actions of terrorists and criminals.

"Unfortunately, we observe that recently, due to the situation in Europe, including the mass media of our country, the word combination "Islamic extremism" started to appear more and more often. This is a very negative trend," Mufti Albir Krganov, the chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, said on Monday at an online conference in MIA "Russia Today".

In his opinion, such things cannot be allowed,  "otherwise we pour water on the mill of the same extremists".

Krganov said that Muslim organizations had already done "serious work" to "call things by their names - bandits or criminals" in the information space.

Previously, a series of attacks with gunfire took place in the center of Vienna, and a synagogue was one of the targets, according to media reports. According to the Austrian authorities, the attack was a terrorist act. Four people were killed and 22 injured in the attack. According to the Austrian Interior Ministry, the attacker was a supporter of the terrorist group.

France also faced terrorist attacks in October. On October 29, a man armed with a knife attacked people in Notre Dame church in French Nice. Three people were killed. The suspect, a Tunisian national, was quickly detained. Two weeks earlier, in the commune of Conflant-Saint-Honorin near Paris, a history teacher, Samuel Patty, was beheaded. He demonstrated caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad at lessons devoted to freedom of speech.


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Based on materials from RIA Novosti