Kazakhstan to adopt a legislation to fence itself off religious extremism: President Nazarbayev 01 сентября 2011, 11:14
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Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan will adopt a legislation to fence itself off religious extremism, President Nursultan Nazarbayev stated at the joint sitting of the two Parliament chambers September 1, opening the new session, Novosti Kazakhstan reports.
“During the current session the Parliament is to consider draft legislation regulating operations of religious institutions. The point here is not to eliminate freedom of belief, but to fence the nation off religious extremism. This is something done by all states, much more so by those professing Islam as the state religion”, the President said.
“Whoever wants comes here [to Kazakhstan], builds new mosques naming them to commemorate their fathers. Nobody knows what these mosques are involved in. They lack due registration. We need to put our common house in order”, the President said, emphasizing that “interfaith accord is one of the fundamentals of the unity of the nation”.