Hodjanernes Blog

29 december 2008

Rusland er også ved at blive indfanget af den politiske korrekthed

Filed under: Islam, Kristne, Sovjet/Rusland — Tags: , — Hodja @ 10:47

The Muslim community in Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region is opposing plans to include church bells in a proposed new regional anthem. Local authorities had earlier set a competition to compose an anthem for the region.

The national anthem contains church bells, which are seen as a sign of Russian tradition as much as a sign of Orthodox woship.

“The tradition of bellringing is a very ancient tradition, dating from Old Testament times, which was adopted by the Orthodox Church,” said Orthodox priest Igor Pchelintsev.

The authorities have now decided to scrap the competition and hire a professional composer instead.