200,000+ Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in Moscow mosques (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT.com 21 Aug, 2018 11:58
More than 226,000 of Muslims have gathered at mosques in the Russian capital for one of the most important Islamic holidays – Eid al-Adha. The largest in Europe, Moscow Cathedral Mosque has become the epicenter for celebrations.
The celebration of Eid al-Adha, called Kurban Bayram in Russia, began with morning prayers in the Russian capital early on Tuesday. Muslims are the second-largest denomination in Russia after Orthodox Christianity. The holiday, also called the Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates the story of the Muslim Prophet Ibrahim's test of faith.
The Moscow Cathedral Mosque is traditionally the most popular place for those of Muslim faith. Every year, and this has not become an exception, the number of worshipers exceeds the mosque’s capacity of around 10,000 people, making the believers to place their prayer mats in the streets outside the premises. Authorities introduced special security measures and cordoned off the area.
The Eid al-Adha festival was celebrated in four Moscow mosques and at several specially organized prayer sites in the city parks, according to Ria Novosti. Another 39 sites located in the Moscow Region are capable to receive around 100,000 people, Tass reported.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 22, 2019 22:21:45 GMT -5
Rape case sparks violent protests and anti-migrant fury in Siberian city.
RT.com 21 Mar, 2019 10:42
Angry residents held sporadic rallies and trashed migrant-operated shops in Siberia after a man from Central Asia allegedly raped a local woman. The high-profile case prompted authorities to vow crack down on illegal immigration.
Over the past few days, residents of Yakutsk in eastern Russia attacked and harassed migrants from Central Asia. They also targeted migrant-owned businesses.
Young men barged into food booths and demanded that foreigners leave, police said.
“They came here and threatened us with a gun. They said: ‘Shut everything down and go home. You won’t live here anymore,’” one man told RT.
There were rumors of some people being hospitalized and even killed but the police denied that such incidents happened. Officers were also deployed to safeguard a mosque after a fired-up crowd held a protest outside its entrance.
The wave of anti-migrant anger was sparked by a recent case of a local woman abducted and raped. Though a suspect was quickly caught and pleaded guilty, locals became outraged after the media learned that he was a migrant from Kyrgyzstan. This was later confirmed by the governor.
The news immediately led to sporadic unauthorized rallies by locals who accuse foreigners of “stealing” jobs and committing crimes in the city.
Authorities later held their own mass rally, where Governor Aysen Nikolayev promised a crackdown on illegal immigration. “We will identify illegals and deport them,” he told the crowd.
The police meanwhile warned everyone against stoking “ethnic conflicts,” and several people have been detained in connection with vigilante violence.
Many migrant-operated cafes and shops, nevertheless, remain closed and around 100 buses stayed in their depots because migrant drivers were afraid to show up for work.
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Jul 20, 2018 5:51:43 GMT -5
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