Prosecutor’s Office of Moscow believes that co-chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Nafigullah Ashirov propagates opposition to Russian authorities.
Prosecutor’s office issued a warning and sent it to the executive director of the Memorial society Yelena Zhemkova as a response to a ‘conclusion’ on pamphlets of the Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist movement signed by Ashirov and published on the Memorial web-site.
‘According to conclusions reached by legal social psychological evaluation, the said ‘conclusion’ can be assessed as propaganda in terms of social psychology’, the text of the warning reads circulated by the Memorial society on Wednesday.
The Prosecutor’s office thinks Ashirov’s ‘conclusion’ can be characterized as ‘falsification of the facts and deliberate use of the author’s religious authority for political purposes’.
‘For instance, it propagates ideas and ideology of the Hizb ut-Tahrir party and, therefore, an idea of establishing the caliphate in Russia. Making use of his authority, Nafigullah Ashirov spreads propaganda about ideas of opposing ‘illegal’ (from his point of view) actions of the executive and legal authorities of the Russian Federation’, the document reads.