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To: BrooklynGOP
The rest of muslim republics? Nope. I have friends from there, I have relatives there.. Their brand of Islam has nothing to do with wahhabism which is becoming more and more popular throughout the last decade.

I'd doubt the objectivity of your relatives. I know non-Jews from there who hated it in Russia and they fled from maraudering locals in Central Asia, because in their view the people are more cold. It's just different culture.

You tell me that all the pogroms in Central Asia came out of nowhere, I say the feelings of hostility existed before. You rely on the word of your relatives, and I tell you they aren't objective.

I've known many Jews who lived in Russia and would never go to live in Central Asia. They have their own community in Russia. Take the news about the crash of a Novosibirsk-bound flight. There are regular flights that are getting filled with people who shuttle between Israel and Novosibirsk. Just because your picture of the world is limited, doesn't mean that you are right.

231 posted on 12/26/2001 8:42:11 AM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
You tell me that all the pogroms in Central Asia came out of nowhere, I say the feelings of hostility existed before. You rely on the word of your relatives, and I tell you they aren't objective.

I am talking about soviet times. You are talking about after the collapse of USSR. I've known many Jews who lived in Russia and would never go to live in Central Asia. They have their own community in Russia.

Right, because you tend to stay in the environment you are used to. My friend is from Uzbekistan, and he is not a Buherian Jew, he is Ashkenazi like me. He said that they had a Jew in the main hospital in Tashkent giving circumcision to those who wanted them, in the open.

Take the news about the crash of a Novosibirsk-bound flight. There are regular flights that are getting filled with people who shuttle between Israel and Novosibirsk. Just because your picture of the world is limited, doesn't mean that you are right.

What does this have to do with anything? I have an aunt in Bryansk, so? You are trying to shock me with the fact that there are still some Jews left in Russia?

233 posted on 12/26/2001 8:47:04 AM PST by BrooklynGOP
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