Friday, November 06, 2015

Russian Appeals Court Reverses Extremist Labeling of Qur'an Excerpts

In the Russian Far East yesterday, the Sakhalin Regional Court overturned the controversial ruling of a lower court that had labeled as "extremist material" excerpts from the Qur'an that were found in the book "Prayer To God."  RT reports that the ruling of the lower court, the Yuzhno-Sakhalinst City Court, had caused outrage in the Muslim community. Meanwhile the State Duma is moving to rush through a bill proposed by President Putin that would prevent the any portions of the  holy scriptures of Russia's four established religions-- Christianity's Bible, Judaism's Tanach, Islam's Qur'an and Buddhism's Kangyur-- from being included on Russia's Federal List of Extremist Materials,.