Russian Supreme Court bans Islamic organization Tablighi Jamaat

Interfax-Religion - 06 May 2009

Moscow. The Russian Supreme Court has recognized the international religious organization Tablighi Jamaat as extremist and banned its activity in the Russian territory, thus granting the prosecutor general's motion, Prosecutor General's Office spokesperson Marina Gridneva told Interfax.

According to the media, Tablighi Jamaat is considered a radical Islamic group and is sometimes described as "an invisible legion of Jihad."