While nothing can stem the scourge of Islamophobia on the Old Continent, where the hideous hydra of nationalism has reemerged from the depths of the swamps and Russophobia is deliberately exacerbated, the fate reserved for Islam in the “wicked ogre Russian” is quite different…
Indeed, in the demonized Russia of Putin, the Muslim religion, far from being slandered or accused of all evils, is experiencing a real ” Renaissance “, as Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed it last Friday, while saluting the loyalty of his fellow Muslims who ” close ranks with their compatriots and defend the security of the country “.
In the recent interview published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, referring to the documentary “ The Road to the Islamic World» the head of Russian diplomacy declared, rejoicing: “ Islam in Russia is experiencing an unprecedented renaissance and ascent, as it continues to coexist harmoniously with other traditional religions”.
And to continue: we are united in the defense of spiritual and moral values, rejecting Islamophobia, Christianophobia or any other form of religious intolerance.”
These powerful words by Sergei Lavrov, which send an extremely positive signal to Muslims scattered throughout the vast Russian Federation, were delivered a day after his welcome speech, held at the 14th International Economic Forum “ Russia-Islamic World: Kazan Forum », the main platform for economic cooperation between Moscow and Muslim countries.
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In his address, the head of Russian diplomacy underlined Russia’s diplomatic priorities and advocated the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue and understanding, in addition to the protection of traditional spiritual and moral values shared by all religions of the world. .
” We are ready for close cooperation with our friends in the Muslim world“, insisted the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, before adding:” Russia traditionally develops friendly relations with the overwhelming majority of Muslim countries. We are united by a commitment to build interstate cooperation based on the principles of equality, mutual consideration of interests and the search for a balance of interests..”
The Bluebeard of Europe, who makes people shudder in the cottages, is he not the one we believe?! It is clear that anti-Muslim hatred, which is fiercely rife among the very people who stir up Russophobia everywhere in the West, has no place in Russia.