Tag: umma

By Declaring Itself Part of ISIS, Caucasus Emirate May Lose Support, Yarlykapov Says

May 31, 2015

Staunton, May 27 – The leaders of the Caucasus Emirate have declared themselves part of ISIS, but such declarations, given that many Salafis in the North Caucasus view ISIS as not being an Islamic project — an attitude Russian officials need to promote and exploit — may have the effect of weakening the group there, […]

Muslims Must Focus on Their Dawning Status as the Dominant Group in Russia, Mukhametov Says

April 19, 2015

Staunton, April 15 — Because of demographic trends, Muslims are on their way to becoming the dominant group in Russian life sometime within the next generation or so, and they need to begin to think about what that will mean and how they should act in anticipation of that, according to Abdulla Rinat Mukhametov, a […]

Moscow Realizing It Can’t Control Islam in Russia the Way It Would Like, Malashenko Says

March 26, 2015

Staunton, March 25 – Moscow is beginning to recognize that it cannot control Islam in Russia via its preferred method of creating a single hierarchical structure, Aleksey Malashenko says. Islam in Russia like Islam in the world at large is simply too diverse for such a structure to work. For the past two decades, leaders […]

Immigrants Will Form Half of Russian Federation’s Population in 2050, Experts Say

April 17, 2014

Staunton, April 17 – If current trends continue, half of the population of the Russian Federation in its current borders will consist of immigrants, according to a new Moscow study, a conclusion clearly intended to feed anti-immigrant feelings and, more speculatively, designed to promote a discussion of what can and should be done, including the […]