10:15 GMT, Apr 03, 2008
[Interfax Information Service]
MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax) - Russian Council of Muftis Co-Chairman
Nafigulla Ashirov is not going to backtrack from his negative comments
on Zionism, which, in his view, should not be associated with Judaism or
the Jewish people in general.
"It is absolutely wrong to accuse me of hatred toward the Jewish
people or Judaism, and this is a provocation on the part of the FJCR
[the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia] and those forces that
paint white in black. I really love the Jewish people, but my attitude
toward the Israeli state's aggressive policy is extremely negative,"
Ashirov told journalists on Thursday.
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