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Russian Muftis say will help prevent spread of extremist among Tajik guest workers

March 26, 2014, 16:14 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Chief of the Council of Russian Muftis, Dr. Ravil Gainutdin, and the leader of the Party for Islamic Revival of Tajikistan, Muhiddin Kabiri, have reached an agreement on collaboration for preventing the spread of extremist ideas among the guest workers from Tajikistan.

They had a meeting at Dr. Gainutdin’s Moscow residence, the press service of the Council of Muftis said.

“The sides voiced concern as they stated that migrants often make up a medium for the spread of extremist ideas and often get involved in extremist groupings,” he said.

“In the light of it, Ravil Gainutdin and Muhiddin Kabiri pointed out a mutual interest in the promulgation of peace, concord and stability,” the press service said. They two religious leaders made a particular emphasis on the importance of standing up to the showings of extremism.

“Preachments are read in Russian, a language commonly understood by everyone, in mosques and prayer houses,” Dr. Gainutdin said. Also, active efforts are underway to help the guest workers, who receive proper spiritual guidance, get adapted to and integrate in modern Russian society.

With the assistance of the Council of Russian Muftis, guest workers from Tajikistan are taking an active part in the religious life of the Russian Moslem community and are setting a good example for their fellow-countrymen, the press service said.

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