Religious Flows Rapidly Spreading in Azerbaijani Regions: MP
Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 April /corr. Trend I.Alizade / Vahabism and other non-traditional religious flows rapidly spread in the regions of Azerbaijan and it presents serious concerns for the State. "If no serious measures are taken now, in the future it will be impossible to prevent them," said the Director of the History Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, MP Yagub Mahmudov.
Some 430 religion communities have been registered in the State Committee for Work with Religious Structures of Azerbaijan. Most of them are Muslim communities.
According to Mahmudov, it is impossible to bring back the people who join the religions flows.
" Azerbaijan is not against the religions such as Islam and Christianity. However, non-traditional religious flows, including vahabism, should be prevented in the Country," Mahmudov said.
According to MP, over the recent period, the Armenian lobby allocated huge money to spread religious flows in Azerbaijan. "Christian names are being given to the newborns in Azerbaijani regions, especially in Ganja city. The parents say that they have promised to someone to give Christian names to their children. It is all the result of the religious flows," Mahmudov said.
According to him, changes should be made in the Law on Freedom of Conscience.
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