Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

2 Million Ethnic Muslims Convert From Islam To Russian Orthodox Christianity
http://muslimeurope.com/2-million-ethnic-muslims-convert-from-islam-to-russian-orthodox-christianity-2/ ^

Posted on 01/05/2011 3:50:23 AM PST by kronos77

According to reports in the last 20 years in Russia, 2,000,000 ethnic Muslims people have left Islam since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990s. In the same period it is believe only 2,000 to 5,000 ethnic Russians converted to Islam.

While various Muslim sources claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion in Russia and that ethnic Russians are converting to Islam in large numbers, Roman Silantyev, the executive secretary of the Interreligious Council of Russia denounces this as a myth.

Silantyev states that in recent years more than two million people from various ethnic Muslim backgrounds including Tatar, Azeri, Ingush, Kazakh, etc. have converted from Islam to Orthodox Christianity in Russia, while the number of ethnic Russians who have converted to Islam is between two thousand and five thousand.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: christianity; news; russia; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 01/05/2011 3:50:28 AM PST by kronos77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kronos77

Praise GOD... I believe them... muslims lie... it is what they do.

LLS


2 posted on 01/05/2011 3:55:27 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

Maybe 70 years of state imposed atheism was at least useful to break the spell of Islam on those who had it as part of their inherited culture.


3 posted on 01/05/2011 3:59:57 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

I would like to think there are multitudes of disaffected Muslims who have seen what the Muslim extremists in their midst have caused and are doing in the name of their religion.

If this story is true, there is hope for mankind and civilization.

Christianity is a lot more benevolent and peaceful religion and faith than Islam. Frankly, I would like to see a lot more conversions of Muslims to Christianity and then live according to its values and principles.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 4:13:27 AM PST by Ev Reeman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Sivana

Did the communists really seriously tangle with Islam, or simply wink and nod it off as long as the favor was reciprocated?

I’d think the appearance of a viable alternative to their religion had a lot to do with it. Islamic society, unless propped up by Western wealth (i.e. oil) stinks in quality of life compared to Christian society.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 4:14:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

Great if Jesus can redeem these pagans. What can be dumber than squandering your life on a false murderous prophet and a fake gawd?

The more false the prophet the more loony his adherents


6 posted on 01/05/2011 4:18:56 AM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck
Did the communists really seriously tangle with Islam, or simply wink and nod it off as long as the favor was reciprocated?

At very least large swaths of Sharia law would not have been tolerated. Islam is most dominant when it weaves itself into the warp and woof of the fabric of a people (not necessarily defined by political borders). Soviet Communism has to do the same thing.
7 posted on 01/05/2011 4:20:05 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

> ... while the number of ethnic Russians who have converted to Islam is between two thousand and five thousand.

2000 to 5000 sounds like a typical prison population.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 4:21:01 AM PST by BuffaloJack (The Recession is officially over. We are now into Obama's Depression.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ev Reeman

I’m also “iffy” on this story considering the source. May be used as some sort of recruitment tool.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 4:25:48 AM PST by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: kronos77
ta·qi·yah    /təˈkiyə/ Show Spelled[tuh-kee-yuh] Show IPA –noun (in Shiʿite Islam) the practice of denying one's religion, permissible when one is faced with persecution, esp. by Sunnites: regarded as a means of protecting the religion.

I do not believe one word of this. No way. It's in the Koran. Lie to the infidel. Taqiyah. Once a Muslim always a Muslim. There's no converting. It's a calculated lie and a means of infiltrating Christianity.

10 posted on 01/05/2011 4:54:50 AM PST by 4Runner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4Runner

“Muslims for Jesus”.....Sounds cultish.


11 posted on 01/05/2011 4:57:50 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: chemicalman
Do a websearch on Beslan and the ramifications thereof. Beslan was a huge turning point for Slavic populations who were nominally Muslim. Multiple thousands of Chechen's showed up in Red Square the days after Beslan and stomped the Chechneyan flag into the pavement. There has always been a very strong Slavic cultural power in that first day of school, no matter what religion they called themselves. The attack by the Islamists really brought it home to a lot of people. It is one of the reasons that Putin is still so powerful there, he has the backing of those who want a “strongman” to face the Islamists.
12 posted on 01/05/2011 5:09:41 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: 4Runner

Maybe you misunderstood the article. Muslims are leaving Islam and going Orthodox, not the other way around.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 5:12:14 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

The communists crushed Islam because they viewed it as a threat even more than the Russian Orthodox Church


14 posted on 01/05/2011 5:40:40 AM PST by Cronos (Kto jestem? Nie wiem! Ale moj Bog wie!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

Excellent news.......if true.


15 posted on 01/05/2011 6:30:29 AM PST by curmudgeonII (Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wbarmy
It is one of the reasons that Putin is still so powerful there, he has the backing of those who want a “strongman” to face the Islamists.

It also led to the theory that Beslan was Putin's "Reichstag Fire."

16 posted on 01/05/2011 6:32:26 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: wbarmy

Some people appear to think Islam is genetic. If this is true, and one agrees Islam is as evil as they also generally claim, it would mean eventually a “Final Solution to the Muslim problem” will be required.

IMO, Islam is no more genetic than any other cultural trait or religion. It is also not nearly as inherently violent as some claim. There have been long periods when Islam was not a huge problem. We are admittedly going through a bad period right now.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 7:12:30 AM PST by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan
There have been long periods when Islam was not a huge problem.

Because we had people fighting it. Nobody has the stomach anymore to fight it.

18 posted on 01/05/2011 7:13:45 AM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

Militant Islam was little problem for most of the 19th and 20th centuries. There were exceptions, such as the Sudan, but they were exceptions.

Even the Palestinian terrorists of the later 20th were originally primarily nationalists, not Islamists. Some of their original leaders were Christians and nobody seemed to care that much. As were some of the original Baath party leaders in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

You are quite correct that most of the problem has arisen due to our own failure to confront and contain them. Which is largely due to our own loss of civilizational self-confidence. TR certainly would have had no problem dealing with belligerent Muslims.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 7:21:55 AM PST by Sherman Logan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Sherman Logan
Islam was not a huge problem to those outside of its control, but the people in it were the ones suffering. The stoning and abuse of women has always been endemic, the persecution of Christians and Jews were ongoing, and the basic slavery of all those who were not part of the religious or political leadership.

Islam was attacking other countries even during our history. The pirates in Libya were part of the Islamic Caliphate and were conducting their piracy under auspices of a Fatwa. Wahab was preaching against the US and the West on the Arabian Peninsula. It is not genetic but it is long term.

20 posted on 01/05/2011 7:44:13 AM PST by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

What is ethnic muslim?


21 posted on 01/05/2011 7:45:28 AM PST by montyspython
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4Runner

Do you think religion is genetic?


22 posted on 01/05/2011 10:53:54 AM PST by JadeEmperor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

Some of Moscow's two million muslim citizens kneel in the street near Moscow's central mosque.
23 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:03 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dennisw
People from 35 regions of Russia take part in this year's hajj - December 23, 2010 - The number of people taking part in the hajj for the first time ever grew by 20-25% this year.

Rabbi Lazar to help Russian Muslims visit holy places of Jerusalem - December 27, 2010 - The mufti also asked the Russia's chief rabbi to help Muslim pilgrims visit Jerusalem on their way back from Mecca when they go on hajj and Lazar promised "to spare no effort for it."

Islamologist suggests introducing NATO Turkish and Albanian contingent to Moscow district - Moscow, November 26, Interfax – Only NATO can help settle the conflict over plans to build a mosque in South-Eastern Moscow district of Tekstilschiki, Islamologist Roman Silantyev believes. "This conflict has already gained international importance and only bringing NATO Turkish and Albanian contingent to Tekstilschiki can stabilize the situation," Silantyev told an Interfax-Religion correspondent on Friday.

"I'm sure the question of building this mosque should be discussed at the next session of the UN Security Council and the Strasbourg Court and if Vladimir Zotov refuses to obey fair Muslims' claims international community should apply sanctions against his district and ban his xenophobian residents to visit civilized countries," the Islamologist said. According to him, it is extremely important "not to consider the so called local residents as there are only several hundred people who are nothing, but newly arrived "fascists" and "extremists."

24 posted on 01/05/2011 1:40:38 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Tailgunner Joe

Rabbi Lazar will say nice things but will not lift a finger to help Russian Muslims visit Jerusalem. How absurd!


25 posted on 01/05/2011 11:59:25 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: kronos77

In spite of Islamist lies the truth is great news!


26 posted on 01/06/2011 5:32:34 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 4Runner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYbaln3Uqfc&feature=player_embedded


27 posted on 01/06/2011 5:38:31 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: JadeEmperor

There is no such thing as Muslim ethnicity. In old Soviet times I had Tatar friends who were not religious at all. Majority of people are not truly religious; religious feasts are rather cultural tradition than fanatic worship.


28 posted on 01/09/2011 5:06:33 AM PST by Cossak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson