27 February 2009, 14:44
Caucasian mufti suggests Muslims-boycotters of Holland flowers should also deport Guus Hiddink
Moscow, February 27, Interfax – Head of the Coordinating Center of the Muslims of the North Caucasus Ismail Berdiyev is ironic about the appeal to boycott Holland flowers made by the Nizhny Novgorod muftis.
“When I heard that Muslims from the Nizhniy Novgorod Region urged not to buy flowers from Holland, I thought they have started growing tulips themselves,” Mufti Berdiyev told Interfax-Religion.
Deputy head of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Muslim Spiritual Directorate on educational work Abdulbari Muslimov urged the believers to boycott flowers and other goods from Holland in response to the movie coming in the country and insulting, as the Mufti believes, Prophet Muhammad’s wives. Muslimov could not specify what film it was.
Berdiyev noted that “to declare a boycott, you have to do something yourself.”
“Thus, we can come to deport chief coach of Russian national team Guus Hiddink,” the interviewee of the agency said.
According to him, if the movie, opposed by Muslims from the Nizhny Novgorod Region, really insults Islam and feelings of the believers “it should be nipped in the bud.”
“However, those who grow flowers have nothing to do with it. You should address those who insults,” Berdiyev said.
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