Posted by: becketfund | July 16, 2009

Russia: Government Confiscates Works by Muslim Theologian

TATARSTAN – Custom officials, Prosecutor’s Office officials and FSB security service officers continue to seize works by Turkish Muslim theologian Said Nursi, whose work has been banned after being placed on the Federal List of Extremist Material, Forum 18 reported on July 16.  Local state officials in Tatarstan maintain the labeling of Nursi’s work as “religious extremism” is unfounded, and the senior religious affairs official, Renat Valiullin, informed Forum 18 that the Moscow court’s decision was decided “without any strong expert analysis.”

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