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PIPES: Muslim Russia?
The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2013 | Daniel Pipes

Posted on 10/21/2013 9:58:38 PM PDT by cunning_fish

The stabbing death on Oct. 10 of an ethnic Russian, Yegor Shcherbakov, 25, apparently by a Muslim from Azerbaijan, led to anti-migrant disturbances in Moscow, vandalism and assaults, and the arrest of 1,200, and brought a major tension in Russian life to the fore.

Not only do ethnic Muslims account for 21 million to 23 million of Russia’s total population of 144 million, or 15 percent, but their proportion is fast-growing. Alcoholism-plagued ethnic Russians are said to have European birthrates and African death rates. Their women have on average 1.4 children, and their men have a life expectancy of 60 years. In Moscow, ethnic Christian women have 1.1 child.

In contrast, Muslim women bear 2.3 children on average and have fewer abortions than their Russian counterparts. In Moscow, Tatar women have six children and Chechen and Ingush women have 10. In addition, some 3 million to 4 million Muslims have moved to Russia from ex-republics of the Soviet Union, mainly from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan; and some ethnic Russians are converting to Islam.

These trends point to Christians declining in numbers by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims increasing by that same amount, which will have dramatic effects over time. Some analysts foresee Muslims becoming a majority in the 21st century — a demographic revolution that would fundamentally change the country’s character. Paul Goble, an expert on Russian minorities, concludes that “Russia is going through a religious transformation that will be of even greater consequence for the international community than the collapse of the Soviet Union.” A Russian commentator he quotes envisions a mosque on Red Square in Moscow. The facile assumption that Moscow is and will remain Western-oriented “is no longer valid,” he argues. In particular, he predicts that the Muslim demographic surge “will have a profound impact on Russian

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; muslims

1 posted on 10/21/2013 9:58:39 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

White Russians need to have more “let’s have sex” daze.


2 posted on 10/21/2013 9:59:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cunning_fish

>> These trends point to Christians declining in numbers by 0.6 percent a year

This MUST be reversed!


3 posted on 10/21/2013 10:00:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cunning_fish

Gonna be a real Evil Empire.


4 posted on 10/21/2013 10:37:57 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: cunning_fish
and we already have one in the White Hut.

5 posted on 10/21/2013 10:42:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: cunning_fish

6 posted on 10/21/2013 11:16:10 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cunning_fish
China will have something to say and do about this..

They already figure a westernized Russia is a threat. Does anyone thing they will let a muslim russia exist to long?
7 posted on 10/21/2013 11:26:41 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? The Dem's do & voted!)
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To: cunning_fish

Bump


8 posted on 10/21/2013 11:32:00 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: cunning_fish

KGB thug Putin sired a muslim son by his muslim Tatar mistress so he can grow up and lead muslim Russia.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 11:43:41 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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“... ethnic Muslims account for 21 million to 23 million of Russia’s total population of 144 million, or 15 percent,...”

From the “influence charts” I’ve seen, that’s not a good omen.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 2:34:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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