17 November 2005, 14:53
Mufti Salman: The developments in France will seem ‘childish pranks’ in comparison with what can happen in Russia
Moscow, November 17, Interfax - French scenario may be repeated in Russia and developed even further, Mufti Farid Salman of Yamal-Nenetsk autonomous district and head of the Council of Ulemas of the Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia thinks.
‘The developments in France will seem childish pranks. The present situation in this country has been forming for several decades, but a similar situation in Russia - for one decade!’, the mufti said in his interview to Interfax.
According to him, ‘the uncontrolled internal and external immigration, especially to the areas of strategic importance (Yamal-Nenetsk and Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous districts, Murmansk region, Chukotka, etc.) will have its effect.’
‘I have an impression that Russia will not avoid civil conflict’, Salman added.
He is sure that ‘fruitless footsie with the radical Wahhabites, ‘Khizb ut-Takhir’ and the like under cover of democracy, the listening to ‘good advice’ of pseudo human rights advocates and the abolishment of death penalty’ are to no good.
According to the mufti, ‘the riots will subside before long’, but ‘it will be just a respite before the large-scale events both in France and in the neighboring countries.
See the full text of interview in Exclusive.