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  • Uli Schamiloglu
    RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC ___________________________________________________________ RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 7, No. 62, Part I, 1
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      RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
      ___________________________________________________________
      RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 7, No. 62, Part I, 1 April 2003
      CZ
      LOCAL MUSLIM LEADER KILLED. The leader of the local Muslim community
      in Tolyatti was killed in his home by a blow to the head, islam.ru
      reported on 31 March. Abdol-Karim Tajoddinov became the imam-khatib
      for Tolyatti in 1997 following the construction of a mosque in that
      city. In October of that year, the chairman of the mosque, Irek
      Karimov, was the victim of an attack that left him crippled.
      According to the website, Tajoddinov had to leave the mosque soon
      after that incident, and he formed a religious group that teaches
      Arabic and the basics of Islam to local Muslims. Akhmet Makhmetov,
      director of the press service of the Central Islamic Spiritual Board
      of Holy Russia for the Volga District, called the "murder of the
      imam-khatib a dangerous precedent, illustrating serious problems in
      the social consciousness of the residents of Tolyatti." JAC


      Uli Schamiloglu
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      Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
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