Tag: Muslim immigrants

Muslims’ Ignorance of Islam Leading to Radicalization, Moscow Writer Says

November 19, 2014

Staunton, November 19 – The extremely low level of knowledge about traditional Islam among immigrants to Russia from Central Asia is leading to the growth of radicalism in Russia, Moscow experts say, a finding that applies not only to gastarbeiters (labor migrants) but also to indigenous Muslims in the Russian Federation. Both Russian researchers and Western […]

Older Tatars in Moscow Forming Prayer Rooms to Avoid Immigrants and Use of Russian in Religious Rites

October 10, 2014

Staunton, October 10 – Older Tatars, who until two decades ago were the defining face of Islam in Moscow, are now retreating to self-organized prayer rooms to avoid having to interact with the far more numerous Muslim migrant communities from Central Asia and the Caucasus and from having religious services conducted in Russian rather than […]