in Russia Boycott Israeli Goods
By Damir Ahmed,
6 May 2002
The Russian Muslim League has decided to implement a complete boycott
of Israeli and American goods found in Russian markets, protesting
against the massacres carried out by the Israeli occupation army
This decision was announced in the closing ceremony of a conference
on Russian Muslims and Contemporary Issues, held in
Benza in eastern Russia from May 2-4, 2002.
The head of the religious administration of the Russian Muslim
League, Sheikh Nafiullah Ashirov, told the website www.islam.ru
that Russian Muslims must boycott Israeli goods because the
money that the Israeli companies get is used to support Israel in
its plan to exterminate the Palestinian people.
Ashirov added that this boycott represented the smaller jihad
against Israel until the opportunity to travel to Palestine to perform
the larger jihad. He also accused the United States
and the west of supporting the war on Islamic countries in its continued
backing of Israel.
The Mufti of the Republic of Tataristan, Othman Isaacov stated
that our hearts are in Palestine, and our souls are in Afghanistan;
in solidarity with the Islamic peoples in their fight for self-defense.
This is why we have to help them by boycotting all American and
The Islamic Russian newspaper, Al-Fikr, published names of American
and Israeli companies Saturday, May 4. These companies include Coca-Cola,
Pepsi-Cola, Heinz, New Alex, Rodina, California Gardens, among others.