The number of Muslims is estimated at 14 million to 23 million, 10 percent to 16 percent of Russia's population. They are spread across the country but congregate in several Muslim-majority republics.AND THEY SEEM TO BE THREATENING BLACKMAIL:
Mufti Ravil Gainutdin, the council's chairman, said the government needed to do more ... He warned that government policy in the Caucasus, and its failure to overcome deep social and economic problems, was pushing some to seek refuge in what he considers improperly radicalize forms of Islam. "If people see social injustice, corruption in the authorities, the unfair assumption of wealth among some and the impoverishment of others, then that is a cause of unhappiness, of a radicalization of moods, of something that leads to conflict and revolution."The growth of overall Muslim population in Russia coupled with the growth of radical Islam and the decline of Russian population (see HERE and HERE) is exactly like the problem Europe faces - especially France. All of Europe is becoming Eurabia - including Russia. A sad and frightening prospect. When the French appease the Sunnis in Iraq (by refusing to help us) and appease their own rioters (by promising increased welfare payments to "discourage" rioting), they send a message to the radical islamothugs that violence and the threats of violence work, and so only encourage more - throughout Europe, if not the world.