Catégorie : Alexender Dvorkin

FECRIS correspondent in Ukraine campaigns with China against Falun Gong in Ukraine

The Ukrainian National Center Of Religious Safety And Help To Victims Of Destructive Cults Organisation « Dialogue » a FECRIS correspondent in Ukraine, has launched a campaign against Falun Gong practitioners. It has published the following article on its website under the title « The Falun Gong sect recruits Kherson residents under the guise of an art exhibition »:

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FECRIS vice-president, Alexander Dvorkin, persona non grata in Ukraine, criticizes the Maidan movement

Like other pro-Russian and Russian Orthodox extremists, Dvorkin discredited the Maidan movement, saying that the Acting President, Alexander Tourtchynov was a Baptist – which is true -, his Prime Minister Arseni Yatseniuk is a Scientologist his sister chairs a major scientologist organization in the USA – both accusations spread by Interfax-Religion, a Russian press agency, and checked as false by Human Rights Without Frontiers (**).

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Many were surprised by the recent lecture given by the sect expert A.L. Dvorkin on the history of Islam at the Northern Arctic Federal University that offended Russian Moslems by its contents and received negative responses from leading Islamic figures. It surprised, first of all with the fact that Dvorkin, apparently, practically did not concern Islam earlier in his antisectarian speeches and now suddenly unexpectedly « debuted » in this field.

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The orthodox sect expert Alexander Dvorkin who is the head of advisory council at the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation where he examines materials on existence of religious extremism and intolerance, recently gave students in Arkhangelsk an open lecture on history of Islam where he made offensive statements about Muslim doctrine and the prophet Mohammed. Video of this lecture was published on the website of the local diocese, as mentioned in Alexander Stepanov’s blog on “Ekho Moskvy”.

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Fecris : Alexander Dvorking

being a vice-president of FECRIS (Federation of European Centers for Research and Information on Sects). This article gives an idea of the real results of Dvorkin‟s activities. It calls your attention to facts that are not apparent and are often ignored. The subject matter concerns every believer, no matter what religion he or she belongs to.

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FECRIS : An interview of Bashy Quraishy

I had a personal experience with FECRIS recently. A friend of mine in Belgium in a conference gave me a booklet which was written by some German researchers, and the booklet is about religion state and society. When I read it, I was shocked. How much influence and power and money this organization gets to make negative campaigns about anyone they don’t like. So when a friend of mine told me there was a conference in Copenhagen, and as a journalist I could go there, I went there and I can tell you I was absolutely not happy. I was disgusted by the tone of the speeches there, the campaigns they were making against certain religions, and also how secretive they were. One speaker came after another and not one suggestion on how to deal with the issues. Just campaigns against certain sects and certain religions. That is not the way I think an organization which claims to be open, to protect the victims of sects and religions, to be themselves so secretive and so, I would call, you know, very strange way of acting. »

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