Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Chechnya conference on Islam

So the pro-Putin Chechnya government held a world-wide conference on Islam to define "who is a Muslim" (posing the question in itself is un-Islamic if you ask me).  But the conference basically excluded Salafites and included Sufis. Saudi regime supporters and clerical kooks were furious (some 100,000 tweets were devoted to denouncing it) and it infuriated them that AlAzhar Shaykh was in attendance. The demagogue, Yusuf Al-Qaradawi first supported the conference and then denounced it.  I have not seen much about the controversy in the Western press.