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Radical Islamists claim responsibility for Orthodox priest’s murder

Radical Islamists have claimed responsibility for the murder of an Orthodox priest in Moscow last month via an extremist website. Father Daniil Sysoyev was shot dead in his church on November 20.

Sysoyev was famous for his missionary work in Islamic areas and for the fight against sectarianism and occultism.

The website, which is run by radical Islamists in the Republic of Ingushetia, named the priest an enemy who insulted the teachings of the prophet Muhammad.

It claims the killer is now in Russia’s Caucasus region. It also says the priest’s murder was filmed on a mobile phone, Rosbalt news agency says.

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