Tag: Russian converts to Islam

Islam Spreading Not Only among Ethnic Russians But Also Among Russia’s Non-Russians

October 6, 2015

Staunton, October 6 The Moscow media have long focused on the extent to which Islam is recovering among the historically Muslim peoples of Russia and on the acceptance of Islam by a limited number of ethnic Russians, but these outlets have devoted far less attention to the spread of Islam among non-Russian groups not historically […]

The Problem Isn’t That Russians Are Converting to Islam; the Problem is Some Are Becoming Radicals

June 11, 2015

Staunton, June 11 – The attempt by Varvara Karaulova, a Russian who became a Muslim and sought to join ISIS, has sparked a new wave of hysteria about Islam in the Russian media, with speculations about the number of ethnic Russian Muslims, the prospects for a Muslim majority in the Russian population, and the possibility […]