Thursday, December 15, 2005

Putin defines Russia as defender of Islamic World

Russia is the most reliable partner of the Islamic world and most faithful defender of its interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Chechnya’s capital Grozny. Putin unexpectedly visited the war-ravaged republic to speak in the local parliament that opened for its first sitting on Monday.

“Russia has always been the most faithful, reliable and consistent defender of the interests of the Islamic world. Russia has always been the best and most reliable partner and ally. By destroying Russia, these people (terrorists) destroy one of the main pillars of the Islamic world in the struggle for rights (of Islamic states) in the international arena, the struggle for their legitimate rights,” Putin was quoted by Itar —Tass as saying, drawing applause from Chechen parliamentarians.

Those who are trying to defend these false (extremist) ideals, those who are used as cannon fodder, who plant a mine for ten dollars or shoot with automatic weapons either do not know or have forgotten this,” the president said.

“Those who organize such activity certainly do this deliberately, understanding what goals they want to achieve,” Putin went on to say.
The leaders of the main Islamic states understand this, he added.

For this reason their representatives were present at the general voting in the referendum on the Constitution of the Chechen Republic, they were at the presidential elections; both the Organization of Islamic Conference and the League of Arab States, our colleagues and friends were present at the elections to the parliament.”

Putin said that “member countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference have unanimously passed a decision that Russia will begin working as an observer on a permanent basis”.

And we shall continue our activity within the framework of this organization. Quite recently a delegation of Russia’s Muslims has been to Mecca to discuss the problems of Muslim world development with their brothers. I repeat: Russia will pursue this policy,” the president added.

Source : Here


Blogger G_in_AL said...

unless you live in Chechneya... then they are the hunters and killers of Muslims.

December 15, 2005 7:24 pm  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

Oh, and nevermind that whole Orthadox Catholic thing....

December 15, 2005 7:24 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

"unless you live in Chechneya... "

LOL G , if you read between the lines it is the people of Chechneya that he is adressing

and here is me thinking the paranoid right would be using this to say look , the russians are joining al-qaeda LOL

he is trying to appeal to the muslims who are fighting him , it just contains a little undercurrent of a message to the west on subjects like Iran

December 15, 2005 10:35 pm  

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