Eid al-Adha Riots in Moscow Mask Threat of Islamization to Russia’s Future
Moscow Riot Police with Muslim Detainees, October 14, 2013
- Source:Â GuardianÂ Â via Gerry Gordon, NER
Muslim Mass Immigration will doom Russia with more than 25% already represented in its population.Â A riotÂ in Moscow,Â resulted inÂ arrests of 1,600Â Muslim ethnics was caused by a fatal stabbing by an Ethnic Muslim, wasÂ reportedÂ by Reuters. The riot Â occurred on the cuspÂ of the Muslim holiday ofÂ Eid al-Adha.
It marks a surge in a restive internal Muslim emigrationÂ from Russia’s problematic Northern Caucasus region (Chechnya & Dagestan) and former Central Asiatic largely Muslim republics.
Putin’s crackdown on Muslims in Moscow will trigger other outbursts in both predominately Muslim areas of the Russian Federation and major cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, among other non Muslim urban centers.Â His development efforts that requires lesser skilled and low paid workers may hasten Islamization of Russia. Putin’s foreign policy adventures in the Middle East in Syria and dalliance with Iran are evidence of a dangerous policy of buying time by selling weapons and nuclear technology to IslamistÂ and failed Muslim states.Â That policy could boomerang against Russia by spawning extremist Sunni al Qaida groups infiltrating and arousing Muslim to Jihadi acrossÂ the Russian Federation to establish regional Emirates.
Ponder those probabilities as you read betwen the lines ofÂ excerpts from the ReutersÂ report,Â Over 1600 migrants rounded up after ethnic riots in Moscow:
In other news:
Watch for revenge jihad attacks for this. “Russia sentences feared Islamist to life term,” fromÂ AFP, October 15:
A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison a suspected Islamist militant accused of organising terror attacks that killed 26 people and wounded 344.
Advocacy groups warned migrants from Russia’s mainly Muslim Caucasus region and Central Asia of an increased risk of attacks in the worst ethnic disturbance in Moscow in three years. Authorities stepped up police patrols in the capital.
Some 200 residents rallied in the Biryulyovo district on Monday night to call for tougher policing of labour migrants, in a second day of protests over the stabbing death of an ethnic Russian, 25-year-old Yegor Shcherbakov.
Police detained ten people, local media reported
A bigger protest a day earlier had turned to violent riots.
“We are scared to walk the streets at night,” blond-haired resident, Alexei Zhuravlyov, said. “They (migrants) are always attacking, stealing from and killing people. They don’t even abide by basic rules like stopping at a red light.”
Migrant labour has played a significant role in Russia’s transformation during an oil-fuelled economic boom that took off around the time President Vladimir Putin came to power in 2000.
But many in Moscow are uneasy at the influx of migrants from Russia’s heavily Muslim North Caucasus and ex-Soviet states of the Caucasus and Central Asia, although many do low-paying jobs, such as in construction, that few local residents want.
“They come here and act as if it were their home,” local Biryulyovo resident Tatiana said.
In an apparent attempt to appease residents, police said they rounded up some 1,200 people detained at a wholesale vegetable market that had been stormed on Sunday night.
Another 450 were detained in northeastern Moscow, also near a vegetable market employing migrant workers.
Police said they were all detained to check whether they were involved in any wrongdoing, but they have not been accused of any specific crime. Footage showed detainees standing against walls or lined up in front of camouflage-clad police.
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Police arrested at least 380 people as they struggled to quell the violence, which injured several police and shone a spotlight on persistent ethnic tensions in the capital.
“The situation shows what the sudden call by a handful of nationalist scum can lead to,” Moscow’s Deputy Mayor Alexander Gorbenko said in comments on state television.
Russian authorities frequently carry out raids detaining illegal immigrants but critics say such efforts are undermined by corruption in law enforcement agencies.
“We must learn to live together … and counteract rampant corruption and related attempts to break up our country,” Russia’s human rights ombudsman, Vladimir Lukin, told state TV.
A group that lobbies for labour migrants in Russia warned of an increased risk of ethnic violence in Moscow on Monday.
“The nationalists are pursuing their political goals. This is clearly very dangerous. We are warning migrants to be careful for now in crowded areas and on public transportation,” said Mukhamad Amin, head of the Federation of Migrants of Russia.
The rioting came before Eid al-Adha, an Islamic holiday that most Russian Muslims begin celebrating on Tuesday. In Moscow, ethnic tension is often higher during such holidays because large numbers of Muslims gather at the city’s few mosques.
Putin has frequently warned of the dangers of ethnic and religious violence in multicultural Russia, which is mostly Slavic and Orthodox Christian but has a large Muslim minority.
Putin said this month Russia needed migrant labourers in industries such as construction but, in a nod to anti-migrant sentiment, suggested their numbers could be restricted in trade.