Friday, August 18, 2017

Russian Islamic group speaks out against election of Huzin to board

Members of the Russian Association of Islamic Accord recently released a statement in which it disagreed with the outcome of the group's election of Mufti Muhammedgali Huzin as head of the Muslim organization.

Huzin was elected at a recent extraordinary congress of RAIS held in Yekaterinburg, Interfax Religion reports.

"Members of the Russian Association of Islamic Accord would like to inform federal government bodies, the public Russia's Muslim community and mass media that they disagree with the outcome of the Yekaterinburg congress," RAIS said, according to Interfax Religion.

Among others, the statement was signed by the muftis of Chuvashia, Mordovia, the Penza, Rostov and the Kemerovo region, as well as the chairman of RAIS' Council of Ulmeda Farid Salman.