The city of Moscow has now decreed that there will be no new mosques built, and has now put a ban on the construction of any Islam houses.
The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, said:
“No new building permits will be issued. I think that’s enough mosques for Moscow.”
On a radio show Sobyanin sternly made it clear on the religious and cultural tensions arising between traditional Russians and Muslims:
“Muscovites are becoming irritated by people who speak a different language, have different customs, and display aggressive behavior. This is not a purely ethnic issue, but it is connected with some ethnic characteristics”.