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Tunisia definitively bans Salafist congress

Source : AFP | 18 May 2013

The Tunisian government has definitively banned Salafist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding its annual congress at the weekend, the interior ministry said on Friday.

“We have decided to prohibit this gathering, which would be in violation of the law and because of the threat it represents to public order,” a statement said.

Tens of thousands of Salafists were expected to attend the annual congress of Ansar al-Sharia, a radical Tunisian group whose leader is on the run.

On Jadidies and Wahhabies - religious disputes in early 20th century Dagestan

Hafiz-Hajji from Ukhli (Dagestan) on wahhabites and jadids

By Sh. Sh. Shikhaliyev, Institute for History, Archeology and Etnography of the Scientific Center of Dagestan, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala

The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate on the example of a peculiar source the religious disputes taking place in Dagestan in the beginning of the 20th century.

Wahabism not suitable for Malaysia, says Jamil Khir

Source : Bernama / Kuala Lumpur / 23 Nov 2011

The government believes that although the ideology of Muhammad Abdul Wahab (Wahabi) does not deviate from Islam, it is not suitable to be practised in Malaysia for fear that it will result in disunity among the Muslims, the Dewan Rakyat was told Wednesday.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the government viewed seriously the confusion and disputes arising from the issue, but added that it was still under control.

Russia's Tatarstan warns of radical Islam 'threat'

Source : Nicolas Miletitch | AFP
KAZAN : Russia | 31 May 2011

Authorities in Tatarstan, a predominantly Muslim region of central Russia, have sounded the alarm about radical Islam spreading to a region previously praised as a model of religious tolerance.

In November, three Islamists were killed in an armed clash with police that was unprecedented in the region. This prompted fears of the appearance of an armed insurgency similar to one in Russia's North Caucasus, where Islamist rebels are waging a bloody war with the authorities.

Kuwaitis sued for denouncing Saudi scholars

Source : Arab News
RIYADH | 27 May 2011

Kuwaiti lawyer Mufrih Ghareeb Al-Mitairi has filed a lawsuit at the office of the prosecutor general in Kuwait against two of his compatriots, a businessman and a lawyer, for defaming the late Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz (the Saudi grand mufti for most of the 1990s) and Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab (the 18th century Islamic scholar) linking their Islamic ideologies to terrorism, the local Arabic daily Al-Eqtisadiah reported Thursday.

Farid Salman: Wahhabis are called ‘a deceived group’ even in Saudi Arabia

Written by Yana Amelina
Kazan : 29 Oct 2010

Russian Islamic community is becoming more and more radical. This situation represents a serious danger for state and society. About their possibility for ‘improvement’ we interviewed Ex-mufti of Tatarstan, Chairman of the Research Center of the Holy Qur’an and Blessed Sunnah Mr Farid Salman.

Recently the talks about ‘Wahhabi’s threat’ in Tatarstan renewed. How dangerous is the situation in reality?

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