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Putin Calls for a 'Revival' of Islamic Education in Russia
The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Yegor Aleyev

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 Russia’s large Muslim community.

Up to 20 million Muslims make up Russia’s 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, Russia’s 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.

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How Islam Will Change Russia

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 background—even 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 Russia—not in the sense of radical Islam but of a rising number of citizens self-referring to Islam—will impact both Russia’s domestic situation and its foreign policy options in the medium and long term. Islam’s 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; Russia’s migration policy; Russia’s positioning on the international scene; and the transformation of Russian national identity.

- Marlene Lauruelle

1 posted on 01/26/2018 12:31:48 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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Sad


2 posted on 01/26/2018 12:33:15 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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Putin: “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."

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.

3 posted on 01/26/2018 12:37:35 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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this could be the death-knell of Russia

Putin is making a horrible mistake


4 posted on 01/26/2018 12:38:09 PM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicans aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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I think it’s an attempt at Kremlin approved Islam. Ie: State controlled.


5 posted on 01/26/2018 12:39:58 PM PST by BBQToadRibs
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To: WatchungEagle

*PING* Putin speaks about a “multinational Russian people.”


6 posted on 01/26/2018 12:40:25 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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To: faithhopecharity

The Ummah is coming.


7 posted on 01/26/2018 12:41:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: GoldenState_Rose

Putin let’s the camel’s nose into the Russian tent...


8 posted on 01/26/2018 12:41:21 PM PST by ltc8k6
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lets...


9 posted on 01/26/2018 12:41:43 PM PST by ltc8k6
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President Vladimir Putin has promised government backing for Islamic religious education in Russia, in a bid to stave extremism and cater to Russia’s large Muslim community.....Up to 20 million Muslims make up Russia’s second-largest religious minority.

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.

10 posted on 01/26/2018 12:46:20 PM PST by PGR88
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I dont mind mussies killing Russians....


11 posted on 01/26/2018 12:47:44 PM PST by rrrod (just an old guy with a gun in his pocke)
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Agreed! I accidentally pinged you for this one when meaning to ping WatchungEagle who seems critical of any mention of multiculturalism.


12 posted on 01/26/2018 12:49:07 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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And an interesting development regarding Christian evangelism in Russia’s Muslim areas:

“Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in North Caucasus”

http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2017/11/russian-orthodoxy-losing-out-to.html


13 posted on 01/26/2018 12:51:12 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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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.


14 posted on 01/26/2018 12:58:34 PM PST by rfp1234 (I have already previewed this composition.)
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I’m sure the Ibero-Russo-philes will be along to explain it away again.


15 posted on 01/26/2018 12:59:20 PM PST by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." --Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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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?


16 posted on 01/26/2018 12:59:48 PM PST by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Gene Eric

What if....

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.


17 posted on 01/26/2018 1:02:12 PM PST by Tailback
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Sorry, poot, but that’s an a$$hole thing to do. You should be kicking the m*zzies the hell out of Russia.


18 posted on 01/26/2018 1:06:19 PM PST by I want the USA back (Doing more of what fails is the definition of liberalism and insanity.)
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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.


19 posted on 01/26/2018 1:28:02 PM PST by inchworm
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To: BBQToadRibs

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.


20 posted on 01/26/2018 1:29:07 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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