Islam at the current moment of world history is going through the period of self-affirmation, head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov believes.

“If we retrospectively look at the history of Christianity or even Judaism, Islam as the youngest religion goes through… phases of self-affirmation, if you like, that other religions had several centuries earlier,” he said on air Ekho Moskvy radio station.

He reminded that Islam is younger than Christianity “approximately for six hundred years”.

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