2012-03-05 17:21:00

All-Russian Muslim Board urges politicians and public to freeze relations with renowned Egyptian theologian

Moscow, March 5, Interfax - Russian Association of Islamic Accord (The All-Russian Muslim Board) criticizes renowned Egyptian theologian, head of the International Union for Muslim Scholars Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

"We address Russia's political and public figures and organizations, who contact sheikh al-Qaradawi to freeze any relations with him, no matter what relations they have, until he calls back his "emotional" statements," the muslim board said in its statement conveyed to the Interfax-Religion on Monday.

As was said in the document, earlier Qaradawi urged to boycott Russian and Chinese goods in Arab countries and special groups that call to such a boycott were formed in social nets.

"Representatives of Syrian opposition urge not only to boycott Russian goods, but to rebel against Russian authorities, to seize and kill Russian citizens in Syria. They call Arab states to tear diplomatic relations with Russia," the address reads.

Its authors urged Russia's centralized religious organizations to demand that Qaradawi should stop "interfering in domestic affairs of our country."

The address says that Qaradawi's has on his conscience "blood, insulted honor and dignity of Muslims and followers of other religious traditions, killed by religious extremists in terrorist attacks in North Caucasus and in Moscow, in some other Russian regions," and also "blood of innocent old people, women, civil population in Libya."