Skip to comments.Radical Islamism is The Most Real Threat to Russia - General Kulikov
Posted on 05/23/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT by marshmallow
*** Russia has no honest allies in issues relating to the prevention of aggressive Islamism
Moscow, May 22, Interfax - Radical Islamism is now present in 55 regions of Russia, General Anatoly Kulikov, former interior minister of Russia and president of the Russian Military Commanders Club, said at the conference Islamism and National Security of Russia held on Wednesday.
"Of all existing threats, the most real threat to Russia is radical political Islam, or Islamism, which has declared a jihad in our country," Kulikov told the conference.
Kulikov recalled that "Islamist centers have been at war with us since the time the Soviet contingent was brought to Afghanistan."
"They assisted the Dudayev regime in Chechnya and they now continue helping the extremists in the Northern Caucasus with money, weapons, instructors and people, and they are ready to continue the war on the entire territory of the country," Kulikov said.
"The ways in which the role of Islamism is disseminated or increased on our territory is comparable to the way in which the West promotes its democratic values (interference in the internal affairs of other countries, use of force), and therefore it appears that further tolerance of radical movements has nothing to do with freedom of religion," Kulikov said.
Kulikov believes that "Russia has no honest allies in issues relating to the prevention of aggressive Islamism."
"The entire fight against terrorism in the Northern Caucasus showed that. Terrorists, ideologists, and Islamist adepts find secure shelter in countries with so-called ancient democracies, even in cases when these democracies come under terrorist attacks," Kulikov said.
Kulikov said he is convinced that among the factors that influenced the spread of radical Islamism in Russia is "the overpopulation of many regions of Russia by migrants."
General Anatoly Kulikov was previously commander of the United Group of Troops in the Northern Caucasus and interior minister of Russia.
Ha ha this is funny!! And true I am sure.
Say what you will about the Russians, but they don’t go around deluding themselves that Islam is a ROP. And they’re very unenthusiastic about gay rights too.
No doubt. I saw the footage of the attack on the hospital that the filthy koranimals took over & how they dealt with them once they were flushed out.
Most impressive use of a group of Hinds.
The ‘radical’ is superfluous. So is ‘fanatic’ and ‘madman.’
I hope Kulikov realizes that Islamists would be at war with Russia even if a Soviet contingent had not been sent to Afghanistan.
There’s been a bunch of posts about who’s the major supporter and supplier of Assad claiming it’s the Iranians. It might be the Russians and this might be the reason, that plus their naval base. .
Compare that to current US policy which actually invites proponents of the violent ideology to the white house and gives them power over normal people!
Russia, unlike the USA, knows who it is and seeks to protect its identity.
Not realizing this guy is a Russian, the Department of Defense fired him after the remarks.
Is that video online?
Lol! So true! Keep your mouths shut children, we can’t have anyone telling the truth....
It was at one point.
Brief but brutally effective.