Russian muftis say Islamic symbols in Russian emblem would cause xenophobia
Muhammedgali Khuzin, the head of the executive committee of the Russian Association of Islamic Consensus, believes that the initiative to add a crescent to the Russian emblem is dangerous, Interfax-Religion reports.
Mixing religious symbols will cause accusations of ecumenism of traditional Orthodox Christianity and traditional Russian Islam.
Khuzin cited the example of Christians in Syria, who do not demand that their symbols appear on the state emblem.
The initiative would augment xenophobia, he believes.
The press secretary of the Russian chief rabbi, Andrei Glotser, said that they cannot take the initiative of adding a crescent to the Russian emblem seriously.
The Moskovskiye Novosti newspaper reported on Friday that Talgat Tajuddin had proposed adding a crescent to one of the eagles’ crowns on the Russian emblem.