By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. These ensure the smooth running of our services. Learn more.

27 December 2006

Madrasahs said to lure Russians into "extremism"

Moscow, December 27, Interfax - A top Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) official claimed that some foreign madrasahs - Muslim religious schools - were inciting Russian citizens studying there to join extremist activities.

"Naturally we will seek to prevent this," Gen. of the Army Vladimir Pronichev, first deputy director of the FSB and chief of the Russian border guard, said at a meeting in Moscow with members of the Russian Public Chamber.

"We are not against instruction, but when they get set there against other faiths and get incited to aggressive, extremist activities," he said.

"If one analyzes the situation, no more than 20 people from the Chechen Republic are getting instruction at foreign madrasahs, but, as for other regions, Bashkortostan for example, there are about 700," Pronichev said.

10:48 Posted in RUSSIA | Permalink | Comments (0) |  Facebook |

The comments are closed.