Mustafa Dzhemilev: Extremist Islamic Propaganda Has No Place in Crimean Mosques
Extremist Islamic sects are not characteristic for the Crimean Tatars and their propaganda has no place in the Crimean mosques, Mustafa Dzhemilev said on Saturday at the session of the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People, the SBMC press service informs.
“Various sects, including extremist and totalitarian ones, those which object to nationality and plan to create a global Islamic caliphate, call democratic values inventions of unbelievers, promote division among the Crimean Tatars, and discredit Islam are not traditional for our people and were introduced to Crimea by outsiders,” said Dzhemilev.
According to him, the local regional Mejlis together with the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea must actively oppose this, “to the point of expelling from the mosques those who violate the rules prescribed by the Muftiat.”
Dzhemilev also said that the construction of new mosques in the peninsula should be in accordance with the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea.
On October 26-27 in Akmesdzhyti (Simferopol) was held the first session of the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatar People, where delegates elected Refat Chubarova as leader of the Mejlis replacing Mustafa Dzhemilev who held this position more than 22 years.