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14 June 2007

Prominent Islamic researcher warns against Wahhabism replacing traditional Islam throughout Russia

Moscow, June 13, Interfax - Ideas of Islamist extremism and intolerance towards other faiths are spreading today in many Russian regions, Islamic researcher Roman Silantyev maintains.

'There is a process of substituting Islam 'modernized' in the spirit Wahhabism for traditional Islam underway in Russia today. People often follow the Wahhabi ideology in the belief that what they confess is traditional Islam', Silantyev said in an interview with the Nashe Vremya weekly.

In the researcher's estimation, if before there were large Wahhabi enclaves in Dagestan, Chechnya and Karachayevo-Cherkessia, now 'there is an apparent spread of the Wahhabi infection from Chechnya to the whole of North Caucasus and even to the Russian population in the Stavropol region'.

Besides, he added, 'Wahhabi pestholes' have gradually appeared in cities and areas with a traditional Islamic minorities, such as Sakhalin, Orenburg region, Yamalo-Nenets cities, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Omsk, Chita and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

'Whole Wahhabi villages have appeared in Mordovia and the Penza region. In the Olonets region in Karelia they (Wahhabis - IF) tried to lay Orthodox parishes under tribute', the expert maintains.

The present Islamic community in Russia, in his view, is 'in a state of the gravest crisis' and the ways out of it have not yet been found. The Russian umma 'has begun mutating' towards a gradual erosion of the dividing line between traditional and non-traditional Muslims.

'The Wahhabis tried to use arms to impose their views but failed. Then they changed their tactics and established control over most of the Islamic mass media and a considerable number of publishing houses', Silantyev has reported.

According to his data, the bulk of the Islamic literature existing in Russia, especially cheap leaflets on the rudiments of Islam, is translated into Russian and 'circulated by Saudi and Kuwait foundations', and 'the most innocent quotations from them are calls not to obey the laws of non-Islamic states'.

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Russia sent Mig-31's to Iran a few months ago; Russia gave Syrian Mig 31's to Assad a few days ago. Hezbollah and Hamas take orders from Iran. Hamas has just taken over Gaza. The Middle-East will soon bring us World War III. Revelation 8:7 shows 1/3rd of the world's trees on fire. 1/3rd of world's trees = Russia, Canada, USA & Mexico. 66% of the world not on fire when the 666 anti-Christ (Daniel 8:25) preaching peace comes to power. 7 years from Iran's defeat to Armageddon when messiah returns and reigns in Jerusalem. (Zechariah 14:8-9)

Posted by: Lujack Skylark | 23 June 2007

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