Russia: Muslim murders imam as “adversary of Islam” for opposing hijabs

Republic of Dagestan on the map of Russia as o...

Republic of Daguestan shown in Russian map. Image via Wikipedia

This is from some days ago, but important nonetheless:

Village imam was shot dead during evening prayer in Russia’s restive Dagestan region late Saturday, the region’s interior ministry said.

Imam Magomed Makhdiyev was shot in the back and head by an unidentified gunman in Karamakhi village mosque during evening prayer, Dagestan’s interior ministry said on its website on Sunday.

Makhdiyev died at the scene, the ministry said.

It was the second known murder of an imam in less than a month in Dagestan, where religious and educational leaders appear to be increasingly targeted as Russia fights an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus.

A school principal was targeted early Saturday in a different region of Dagestan. Sidikullah Akhmedov, who worked in the Sovetskoye village school, died on the spot near his home from wounds to the stomach, the ministry said.

via Russia: Muslim murders imam as “adversary of Islam” for opposing hijabs – Jihad Watch.

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