Islam to become Russia’s predominant religion by 2050?

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    Islam is likely to become the primary religion in the Russian Federation by 2050 due to the high birth rate in Muslim republics.

    The current Chinese-led conquest of Russia’s Far East already seems to be a matter of immediate concern for the Kremlin. The ethnic birth rate disproportion in different regions of the country is another problem. The Muslim community may become the largest community by the middle of the current century. Therefore, Islam has all chances to become the predominant religion in Russia.

    Ukrainian scientists of politics, Valery Chaliy and Mikhail Pashkov, believe that this is not the only challenge, which Russia has to face nowadays.

    “The Russian macroeconomic stability is being shattered with the high inflation rate and growing food prices. Considerable funds are being invested in state-run corporations and are being spent on social needs. Corruption restrains the growth of the national economy. Russia dropped from the 120th to the 14th place among 160 countries on Transparency International’s corruption list. Russian found itself in the company of Gambia, Indonesia and Togo at this point. Russia takes the humble 58th place on the list of 131 countries on the integral rating of the competitive ability of the economy for 2007.


    Islam is currently the second most widely professed religion in the Russian Federation. It is impossible to provide official statistics of "practicing" adherents of Islam or any other religion in Russia because there is no country-wide census or statistics done on this matter by any governmental organization. Roman Silantyev, a Russian Islamologist has estimated that there are only between 7 and 9 million people who practise Islam in Russia, and that the rest are only Muslims by ethnicity. Muslim communities are concentrated among minority nationalities residing between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: Adyghe, Balkars, Chechens, Circassians, Ingush, Kabardin, Karachay, and numerous Dagestani peoples. Also, in the middle of the Volga Basin reside populations of Tatars and Bashkirs, many of whom are Muslims.

    There was much evidence of official conciliation toward Islam in Russia in the 1990s. The number of Muslims allowed to make pilgrimages to Mecca increased sharply after the embargo of the Soviet era ended in 1990. In 1995 the newly established Union of Muslims of Russia, led by Imam Khatyb Mukaddas of Tatarstan, began organizing a movement aimed at improving inter-ethnic understanding and ending Russians' lingering misconception of Islam. The Union of Muslims of Russia is the direct successor to the pre-World War I Union of Muslims, which had its own faction in the Russian Duma. The post-Communist union has formed a political party, the Nur All-Russia Muslim Public Movement, which acts in close coordination with Muslim imams to defend the political, economic, and cultural rights of Muslims and other minorities. The Islamic Cultural Center of Russia, which includes a madrassa (religious school), opened in Moscow in 1991.

    The majority of Muslims in Russia adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam. About 2% are Shi'a Muslims. In a few areas, notably Chechnya, there is a tradition of Sunni Sufism. The Azeris have also historically and still currently been nominally followers of Shi'a Islam, as their republic split off from the Soviet Union, significant number of Azeris immigrated to Russia in search of work.

    Many Muslim citizens, in particular Muslim clerics, often cite instances of arrest and harassment by authorities, as well as ocassional confiscation of Islamic educational sources. The problems have been exacerbated by terrorist attacks linked with Islamic extremism and Chechen independence. Many ordinary Muslims in Russia fear that they have become the victims of a violent backlash.

    The rise in the Russian Muslim population, terrorist attacks and the steep decline of the ethnic Russian population have given rise to a greater degree of Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Russia. Violent racist attacks by ethnic Russians, particularly Neo-Nazi skinheads, which used to be mainly conducted against Jews, are becoming increasingly frequent towards Muslims. As such, Muslims bear the brunt of the escalating racist violence in Russia. Racist attacks struck 539 people in 2006, a 17 percent rise over 2005, the Sova analytical center said in a report. Nearly half of the 56 people killed in the attacks were from the overwhelmingly North Caucasus and Central Asia.





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    It is a bad situation if this is, true. for most of us, non-believers Islam is what we read through ex-muslims.
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    LOL. Only about 12% of Russian population is Muslim.
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    You didn't count the illegals :)
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    in india its about 13-14% & they will be around 18% in 2050, i don't think in russia they will cross even 15%
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    Russian total population is going to decline to 90-100 million by 2050. The reason for this is that ethnic Slav are not having children while the muslim population don't have this problem. The muslims will be around 50% by 2050.
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    The question is , will Islam in its current form still exist in 2050 ? Islam is undergoing rapid change. Different groups who are grandstanding are claiming to represent the "one true form of Islam". By 2050, the world will experience a totally different concept of Islam. What it would be is as good a guess as what car I would be driving then
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    i don't think so, just search in google for the myth of muslim population growth in russia u will find ur answer, i can't give u link cause im new here
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    Christian propoganda to gain support to beat up Muslims, no Muslim sites bring up this shit only a bunch of videos on youtube made by Christians predicting doom and gloom.
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    Watch the videos I posted in the OP. There is massive racism from Ethnic Russians towards the Muslims. As you can see local Russians tell Tatar imam to go away from "their" neighborhood. This will only work counterproductive since the Muslims will feel alienated and hold on to their religion and unfortunately this is also breeding ground for extermism.


    Nope, Russians confirm themselves their population is going to drop significantly because ethnic Russians don't have babies. No need to read your nonsense source when Putin confirms what I'm saying.
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    No sir it will be all same thing which didn't changed much in 1400 years is not going to change in next 36 years
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    You surely must agree that Islam is undergoing rapid change. When I was a child growing up, the average concept of a Muslim was a God fearing person who prayed fervently and routinely. They were regarded as good traders for the reason that they applied Islamic rules in their trade which excluded interest and unfair practice to the consumer. That was just a few years ago by comparison to 2050. Can we honestly say that the same image of a Muslim exists in the minds of the non-Muslim taking into account Al-Quaeda, OBL and currently ISIS amongst others, not forgetting offcourse the TTP ?
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    @atawolf kardes I know there is discrimination against Muslims but thread like these make the situation worse you know the cossacks just need any excuse to kill Muslims.
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    Do you think me opening this thread will have an affect what Cossacks will do? :lol: I doubt they are following PDF and I don't think not writing articles and pretending the problem doesn't exist will solve the problem for Russians. It is up their face as you can see in the videos. People are praying on the streets because there is no room inside.
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    ok no need to get angry, who cares :wave: