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    Putin Introduces Bill Protecting Main Religious Texts from Extremism Claims

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    All main religious texts and quotes cannot be recognized as extremist materials, according to a new bill introduced by Russia's President.

    MOSCOW, October 14 (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday introduced draft legislation to the lower house of parliament that prohibits portrayal of canonical religious texts, including the Bible and the Quran, as extremist materials.

    "The Bible, the Quran, the Tanakh and the Kangyur, their texts and quotes, cannot be recognized as extremist materials," the bill on amendments to anti-extremism law says.

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