Saturday, April 9, 2011

Prominent imam killed in Russia's Dagestan

More Muslim on Muslim killing.  This time a imam who dared to discourage young Muslims from joining radical Muslim groups is murdered.  Which once again proves that overall, Islam is a religion of violence and intolerance, despite what the few peaceful and rational Muslims try to do to salvage the religion from 7th century barbarism.


Prominent imam killed in Russia's Dagestan
AFP April 9, 2011, 4:05 pm

MOSCOW (AFP) - A prominent imam who discouraged youth from joining Islamic militants has been shot dead in his home in the strife-torn southern Russian republic of Dagestan, news reports said Saturday.

Magomed Saiputdinov was slain by automatic gunfire in a nighttime attack near the Chechen-border town of Kizlyar, agencies quoted a spokesman for the local interior ministry as saying.

"He was widely known for his uncompromising stand against any forms of violence, condemning the murder of innocent people and other atrocities of the Chechen underground," Interfax quoted a police statement as saying.

Saiputdinov was the sixth Muslim religious leader to be killed in the republic in the past year, with the previous fatal attack occurring on November 1, 2010, RIA Novosti quoted the National Anti-Terror Committee as saying.

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