The new totalitarianism in a birthplace of the old. From Pravda:
A group of extremists established a powerful military and religious organization in the Ulyanovsk region.
The Office of the Public Prosecutor of the Ulyanovsk region finished investigating the case of the Islamic organization Jamaat, which involved about 80 members. According to law-enforcement officers, the activity of the illegal organization has been stopped, and eight Wakhabis will go on trial in the region. They maintained the organization attacking long-distance trucks. The money was used to buy weapons and extremist literature, which was later distributed in local mosques. The gunmen killed several competitors from the criminal environment of the region….
“…These people started propagandizing Wakhabism, trying to attract more people to their group. They distributed religious literature and video materials spreading humiliating views against Jews, Christians and those Muslims, who did not follow Wakhabism,” Vasili Zima said.
Members of the extremist group organized something like a mosque in a flat of one of apartment blocks in Ulyanovsk. They conducted religious rituals and held classes there to flame hatred against people of other religions and beliefs. The community managed to win over 80 people in 12 months, including 14-year-old school children.