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Russian Orthodox Church fears Islamists' arrival in Arab world

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=8341 05 April 2011, 18:16 Russian Orthodox Church fears Islamists arrival in Arab world Moscow, April 5,
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      05 April 2011, 18:16
      Russian Orthodox Church fears Islamists' arrival in Arab world

      Moscow, April 5, Interfax - The Moscow Patriarchate has expressed
      fears that religious extremists may seize power in North Africa and
      in the Middle East.

      "Changes in political regimes and a collision of interests of
      different social forces may lead to uncertainty, violence and
      lawlessness," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk , the head of the
      Synodal Department for External Church Relations, told a delegation
      of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee in Moscow on Tuesday.

      Radical Islamists, notorious for their calls for violence against
      Jews and Christians may come to power in these regions, he said.

      "We have been observing growth in Christianophobia, which may
      deteriorate into a plunder of Christian churches and killings of
      Christians. The world community must rise to defend the basic human
      right to freely choose a religion and to live abiding by the
      religious norms and principles," he said.
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