To: jb6; Thunder90
Now, deny that because of the break up of the Soviets that Islamics did not flood the southern and northern Caucuses and Central Asia.
Those regions were islamic already.
To: Tailgunner Joe
True to a degree, however, 200 years of Russian colonization and Russian culture had watered down that already watered down Islam (remember, most of those areas became Islamic within only the past 300-400 years and often enough by Suffis). Furthermore, starting from Tsarina Elizebeta, all Christian denominations were welcome to send missionaries into the "Mohammedan lands" to convert the locals at will.
The power vacueem that was created, especially with Taliban Afghanistan and Pakistan next door, not to mention Iran, and all those Arab Mujahadjin around....well we all know the results of this. Better a Christian Russia comes back and Christianizes that area then Wahhibies continue to set up shop. Islam in that area will get back to us, no matter what.
posted on 11/02/2005 12:14:15 PM PST
(The Atheist/Pagan mind, a quandary wrapped in egoism and served with a side order of self importance)
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