Crimean Tatars blamed the Muftiyat (spiritual leadership of the nation) of Crimea for collaboration with the local pro-Russian authorities. QHA, Crimean Tatar media portal, released the respective statement approved by the Coordination Council of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars.
“The Crimean Tatar nation has been annihilated by Russia for the last 250 years, and so it remains now. Unfortunately, there are people who collaborate with tyrants as our Motherland is occupied; they chose the path forbidden by Allah. It is a grief to see how the Muftiyat, which is supposed to serve our nation in the religious area and show the rest the path of Allah, took the wrong way”, reads the message.
The Coordination Council elected by the World Congress of Crimean Tatars sees a threat in the recent acts of collaboration of the spiritual leadership of Muslims of Crimea with occupants. “Islam has always condemned tyrants and those who chose to crawl before them”, the statement says.
Previously, January 16, delegates of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars gathered at the meeting of the executive board in Genichesk, Kherson region, southern Ukraine.