Chechen deputies proposed to ban the media to mention the ethnicity and faith of the terrorists


GROZNY, November 27. The Parliament of the Chechen Republic has submitted to the state Duma a bill banning the mention in the media nationality or religious affiliation of those involved in terrorism. According to the parliamentarians, it is incorrect to call members of the banned in Russia the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) “representatives of the Islamic state” or “Islamic terrorists”.

“ISIL (under this name IG was valid until 2014 – approx.) or any other terrorist organization, sowing death and destruction, cannot be related to any of the recognized world religions as it is against the beliefs of the true believer and the basics of real religious knowledge. In this regard, the MPs believe that in order to preserve interethnic and interreligious harmony and peace on the territory of the Russian Federation it is necessary to prohibit the media from distributing information that indicates a national or religious affiliation of individuals or groups of individuals involved in terrorist activities,” – said the correspondent of TASS in the press service of the Republican Parliament.

Commitment to Islam, which shows IG legislators called “propaganda, hostages which for various reasons become unenlightened citizens”. “A large proportion of terrorist successes on the advocacy front related to lack of effective information counter-terrorism and is not always correct comparisons and expressions used by the world’s media in covering events related to terrorist activities, including the Russian media”, – stated in the explanatory note to the draft law.

Lawmakers believe that the participation of Russians on the side of the terrorists is a result of ideological propaganda through the mass media, the Internet and social media. “This legislative initiative was developed in the legal regulation of the methods and limits of information to counter the propaganda of terrorist activities carried out by the media of our country”, – stressed the authors of the document.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).