Sunday, October 4, 2015

2015-10-03 RUSSIA and ISLAM

2015-10-03 RUSSIA and ISLAM
This past week the great mosque of Moscow - the largest in Europe - was inaugurated with great fanfare and with Putin in attendance. That - less than 20 years after the wars in Kosovo, Bosnia and Chechnya.
The linked article tries to explain Russia's attitude toward Islam, in contrast with the West's attitude. While overburdened with propagandist terminology, it still provides some interesting historic background: For example, even in this matter, Putin is following the Czars... Nikolai II, a devout Orthodox Christian, oversaw the building of the largest mosque in Europe then in the center of the Russian capital then - St. Petersburg.…/09/Cathedral-Mosque-Full.jpg
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