Skip to comments.Putin Calls for a 'Revival' of Islamic Education in Russia
Posted on 01/26/2018 12:31:48 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
President Vladimir Putin has promised government backing for Islamic religious education in Russia, in a bid to stave extremism and cater to Russias large Muslim community.
Up to 20 million Muslims make up Russias second-largest religious minority. Thousands of young radicalized Russians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist fighters in recent years, making the country the largest source of foreign fighters in the war-torn region.
At a meeting with Islamic religious figures on Wednesday, Russias president pledged undoubted support for a "revival of Islamic education in Russia," the state-run TASS news agency reported.
Traditional Islam is an integral part of the Russian cultural code, and the Muslim Ummah [community], without any doubt, is a very important component of the multinational Russian people, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at themoscowtimes.com ...
Russia is becoming increasingly a Muslim country. Out of a total population of over 146 million (including two million in annexed Crimea), it counts about 15 million people of Muslim backgroundeven if not all are believers and even fewer practice Islam. Given forthcoming demographic changes, by around 2050 Muslims will represent between one third (according to the most conservative estimates) and one half (according to the most alarmist assessments) of the Russian population. This Islamization of Russianot in the sense of radical Islam but of a rising number of citizens self-referring to Islamwill impact both Russias domestic situation and its foreign policy options in the medium and long term. Islams growing importance in Russia will shape the future of the country in at least five main directions: the overall demographic balance of the country; the strategy of normalizing the regions of the North Caucasus; Russias migration policy; Russias positioning on the international scene; and the transformation of Russian national identity.
- Marlene Lauruelle
Thousands of young radicalized Russians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist fighters in recent years, making the country the largest source of foreign fighters in the war-torn region.
this could be the death-knell of Russia
Putin is making a horrible mistake
I think it’s an attempt at Kremlin approved Islam. Ie: State controlled.
*PING* Putin speaks about a “multinational Russian people.”
The Ummah is coming.
Putin let’s the camel’s nose into the Russian tent...
What is your point? There are Muslims in Russia? Its pretty clear to me. Putin intends that his government, and the successors he tries to put in place, controls Islamic religious teaching in Russia, probably even more than the government's control over the Orthodox church. 20 millions Muslims have to be dealt with and governed - no one can just send them away.
I dont mind mussies killing Russians....
Agreed! I accidentally pinged you for this one when meaning to ping WatchungEagle who seems critical of any mention of multiculturalism.
And an interesting development regarding Christian evangelism in Russia’s Muslim areas:
“Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in North Caucasus”
Good, as long as Putin rewrites the Quran in Cyrillic and deletes all of the violent stuff. The remainder will be about 3 pages, and will be easy for the masses to read.
I’m sure the Ibero-Russo-philes will be along to explain it away again.
This has to be one of the most f’d up thing the backwards Russians have ever done.
A giant step backwards for progress.
Wait a minute... is this the root of their original failures?
What if the moderation reported to be happening in Saudi Arabia leads to a “reformation” in Islam that is sorely needed?
What if Russia works with Saudi Arabia to create this “reformation” to modernize Islam?
If Saudi Arabia stops exporting salafist style imams in favor of sufist style imams, SJS (sudden jihad syndrome) stats will go down significantly. If a Saudi imam were to declare 1st cousin marriage haram, within two generations the IQ among arabs would rise sharply.
Sorry, poot, but that’s an a$$hole thing to do. You should be kicking the m*zzies the hell out of Russia.
Se he is saying the Russuian people need more understanding and compassion for people who subscribe to an entity that advocates likking, raping, enslaving, and plundering people. is he also going to have a KKK educational understanding session. would be no different.
That’s like letting thousands of scorpions into your house and thinking that you can “control” them. This will only hasten the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 where Russia, Turkey and Iran attack Israel only to be supernaturally defeated by God.
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