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Good news: Central Asian Muslims tend to be moderate

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 1, 2022 at 14:22

The above indicates that a significant chunk of the growth will come from countries such as Azerbaijan and therefore would probably be very moderate. Azerbaijan has no history of antisemitism, as Armenia does, and has close relations with Israel. From what I've gathered, the other central Asian republics are similar. Of course, there are the usual hideous extremists, but hopefully they are the exception.
I'm cautious, but this could be much better. Christian Russia has a history of antisemitism: many American Jews are here thanks to its murderous pogroms around the turn of the 20th century. Stalin was an antisemite, and Russia today is allied with the Jew-hating Mullahs.
Negatively, this will probably lead to some obnoxious elements of Sharia law coming to the fore, as seen by Putin's statement pandering to the blasphemy prohibitions, although Putin has his own brand of blasphemy prohibitions, being the oriental despot that he is (don't ever have tea with him).
On a lighter note, I bet the Muslims live longer because they avoid alcohol.
I'll take a moderate Muslim regime any day over some of the vicious regimes that Russia has had.

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