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Putin proposes law to exempt Bible, Koran from extremism law

Putin proposes law to exempt Bible, Koran from extremism law

Published time: 14 Oct, 2015 23:10
© Alexey Nikolsky

© Alexey Nikolsky / Reuters

The sacred texts of Russia’s four established religions will be
exempt from being branded incitements to terrorism, if a law proposed by
Vladimir Putin is passed. The draft legislation comes after parts of
the Koran were deemed extremist by a regional court.

Citing freedom of religion as a foundation of Russia’s constitution, the explanatory note attached to the law states that “Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism are an inseparable part of the historic legacy of the peoples who inhabit Russia.”

“Thus the Bible, Koran, Tanakh, and Kangyur, their contents and their quotes cannot be classed as extremist materials.”

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