May 26, 2009, - 3:37 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
As I’ve said over and over and over again, they can’t be peaceful amongst themselves or even amongst individual Shi’ite and Sunni sects (let along between those sects). Yet, we expect Israel and ourselves to make peace with and be “tolerant” of them. The absurdity and irony is so thick you can cut it with an Islamic beheading sword.
FYI, Dagestan is a region of southern Russia.
The Coordination Center of North Caucasus Muslims has linked the murder of Ahmed Tagayev, deputy head of the Dagestani Muslim Spiritual Board and head of the public organization called Za Nravstvennost (For Ethics), to his professional activities, and in particular, his opposition to radical Islam.
The mufti linked Tagayev’s murder to his professional activities, “as he was strong opponent of Wahhabism.”
The Coordination Center of North Caucasus Muslims will soon hold a meeting, where it will raise the issue of how to protect Islamic clergy from extremists, he said.
Correction: Islamic clergy are extremists. They just want to be protected from rival extremists.
Tagayev was killed in Makhachkala on Monday.
This is not the first such incident in Dagestan. In November 2008, an attack was made against the Dagestan mufti’s advisor, Sultan Sultanmagomedov, and his driver. Both sustained shrapnel wounds from the explosion. Urmagomed Gajimagomedov, a servant from a local mosque and a vocal opponent of extremists, was killed in October 2007.
There are up to one hundred of subvertionists and around 1,500 Wahabis in the republic, Dagestan’s Interior Ministry said last autumn.
Don’t kid yourself and believe–as claimed by the Interfax news agency in this artic–that Tagayev, the Deputy Chief Mufti of Dagestan, was some sort of moderate merely because he opposed Wahhabist Islam and was shot by them.
The guy was extremist as most Muslim clerics are, just not on the same extremist side as the Wahhabis are. Most strains of Islam are extremist, and most are opposed to each other.
Like I said, they can’t get along with each other, but we’re supposed to get along with them.