Deputies of the state Duma will examine the influence of religious extremism in Crimea

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura in photomechanical Palace in BakhchisarayDeputies of the state Duma will examine the influence of religious extremism in Crimea© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mangalapura the image Bank

A special working group under the Subcommittee of the State Duma on Affairs of nationalities, will study the impact of extremist ideology on inter-ethnic relations on the Crimean Peninsula, to develop and adopt normative-legal acts and to protect against outside influence, said Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on nationalities Ruslan Balbec.

At a press conference in MIA «Russia today» about the work of the state Duma Committee on nationalities for the year Balbec said that in the Crimea there are a number of banned religious extremist groups, such as «Hizb-ut-Tahrir», «Sulamangalam» and others.

«Recently established a working group to study the impact of extremist religious ideology on interethnic relations of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, which will allow us to understand how the export of extremist ideology is not just affects and destroys inter-ethnic relations. This experience will allow us to neutralize the threats which come from outside. Because in the period when the Crimea was under the jurisdiction of Ukraine, many religious extremist ideologies have found their distribution on the Peninsula,» said Balbec.

«All these religious extremist ideology is not «natural» for Muslims of the Crimea. Today, the work by prohibitive measures, we believe, insufficient. We need to consider all these phenomena, which Western civilization has mastered. Because all coups under the guise of the color revolutions that took place in the middle East, just used these extremist projects», — said the Deputy.

He is confident that the work of the Subcommittee and the working group would «at the legislative level to take measures that would allow to develop immunity to counter the impact of extremist religious and nationalist ideologies».

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