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A rally in support of religion and spiritual traditions

Speaking fr om the tribune before the largest meeting in the capital of modern Chechnya, mufti sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin said: "We protest against insulting the religious feelings of people of all faiths and call for valuing and respecting all cultures and religions." The meeting at the main square of Grozny brought together several hundred thousand people.

The head of Russia Muftis Council and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation encouraged Muslims to declare their love for Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Mufti sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin stressed that the eyes of millions of Muslims all around the world are watching the rally at the main square of the capital of Chechnya, near its Jum'ah Mosque, wh ere believers of different faiths came together to demonstrate both their rejection of terrorism and unacceptability of sacrilege. People of different ethnic and religious backgrounds came out to defend traditional values.

Islam promotes peace, concord and mutual respect between people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, said leader of Russian Muslims mufti sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin.

The event was attended by Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic. In his address, he stressed that the event was aimed to protest the actions of those "who deliberately incite the fire of religious hatred."

Among other speakers were the heads of the Spiritual Administrations of Muslims of North Caucasian Republics and foreign guests. The bishop of Makhachkala and Grozny Varlaam expressed his solidarity with Muslims on behalf of the Orthodox clergy of North Caucasus.

After the end of the rally its Muslim participants performed prayer.

The rally in Grozny brought together more than 800,000 people. Tens of thousands more demonstrated in cities and villages across the Chechen Republic.

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