Ismail Berdiev. Photo: screenshot of the video published on the IslamNews YouTube channel

09 February 2019, 13:03

Ingush Muslim Centre not to stand up for Koran "extremist" interpretation

The public council of the Nasyr-Kort Mosque in Ingushetia has called on the Muslims' Coordination Centre (MCC) of Northern Caucasus to stand up for the book interpreting the Koran in the translation of the philosopher, Elmir Kuliev, which the prosecutor's office demanded to treat as an extremist one. However, the MCC, as before in other similar cases, will refrain from public statements, said Ismail Berdiev, the head of the MCC.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on January 21, the Samara court began, for the third time, considering the case of recognizing a number of Muslim books as extremist literature. The defence claimed the absurdity of suspicions of extremism.

Earlier, the Russia's Council of Muftis spoke out in defence of the above book by Elmir Kuliev, which is a table-top book for many Imams.

The MCC of Northern Caucasus has no intent to make statements about the trial, said Ismail Berdiev, a Mufti, adding that the persistent courts' attempts to find the interpretation of the Koran as extremist occur "on the daily basis."

Said-Magomed Chapanov, an advocate, believes that the prosecutor was not entitled to initiate a ban on theological literature, "because of the presence of citations from the Koran in it."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 9, 2019 at 07:20 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Magomed Tuaev; Source: CK correspondent

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