Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 April / Trend corr S. Agayeva/ Wahhabism will not be banned in Azerbaijan.
"We are not to prohibit Wahhabism in the country. But should any individual representatives of any religion, including Wahhabism, take any radical action, their operation will be annulled by law," Ramiz Mehdiyev, Head-of-Staff of Azerbaijani Executive Presidential Administration, said to journalists on 29 April.
The banning of any religious practice could lead to a negative response. "However, if an Islam follower acts against the State and commits a crime, he will be punished by the law, not as a representative of a religious movement, but as a common citizen," Rabiyyat Aslanova, chairman of Azerbaijani standing parliamentary commission on human rights, said to Trend .
Azerbaijan does not permit and will never permit any religious groups that pose a threat to the Sate. "The State Committee on Religious Organizations registers the religious communities and obtains information regarding the operations of all religious groups," the State Committee on religious Organizations reported.
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