Decades of degradation of the Soviet ideology and the complete absence of state ideology in the Russian Federation are beginning to give their poisonous fruits. A holy place is never empty. Everything is simple here or the state purposefully forms a correct picture of the world in the heads of its citizens, or other ideologies fill the place, most often hostile ones brought from outside. An attempt by the Wahhabis to destroy one of the largest Russian objects of storage and destruction of chemical weapons The Kirov region, a real summary of military actions from the republics of the North Caucasus, the terrorist act in Volgograd, the pogroms in Biryulyov, unpunished motor races across Kazan with the black flags of Al Qaeda and the appeals “Death to the wrong!”, Statements by Tatar national separatists about supporting Islamist militants in Syria, Islamist seizures of traditionalist mosques put the question squarely. This is a question about the future of Russian civilization.
A real wave of terrorist attacks and their attempts has recently hit Russia. In July 2012, the deputy mufti of Tatarstan Valiulla Yakupov was shot dead near his house, and an attempt was made on the life of the mufti of the republic, Ildus Fayzov. Candidate historical Sci. Yakupov was a supporter of a tough struggle against Wahhabism and consistently advocated the prohibition of Wahhabism throughout the Russian Federation, seeing this as a real threat to traditional Islam. This was the first attempt to physically destroy the entire leadership of the largest Russian muftiat at once.
It should be noted that the mufti of Tatarstan Ildus Faizov and his deputy, Valiulla Yakupov, resisted the creeping invasion of Wahhabism in Tatarstan. They said that the radicals penetrate into the business and the state apparatus, find patrons and sponsors there. When Islamists began to seize mosques after 2005, Faizov and Yakupov tried to explain to the authorities a dangerous tendency: Islamic radicals began to occupy the positions of imams of the main mosques of the Republic of Tatarstan, which are guided by ideas instilled in them during their years in Saudi Arabia. However, under the "roof" of city and republican officials, the new Wahhabi clergy retained their seats. Already after the death of Yakupov, the Wahhabi trail was discovered, and the growing influence of the Wahhabi syndicate on the republic was recognized. The Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic, Artyom Hochorin, recognized "elements of the merging of individual officials and local leaders with Wahhabis." But the deal has already been done. The virus found a nutrient medium in Tatariya, and also spread to the Urals, Siberia and then everywhere. Radicals began to seize mosques not only in Tatarstan, but throughout Russia. In December, 2011, the radicals seized a mosque in Almetyevsk (Tatarstan), and a little earlier, the Wahhabis occupied a mosque in Krasnoufimsk (Sverdlovsk region), Buguruslan and Abdulino (Orenburg region). Muftis who preach the traditional for Russia Islam are expelled. It comes to murder. For two decades, according to the Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia, 60 Muslim spiritual leaders have been killed.
In October, 2012, Russia shocked news about a special operation in Kazan. The special forces of the republican UFSB eliminated the gangsters suspected of attempting to mufti of Tatarstan after they put up armed resistance. During the assault, three FSB officers were injured, one of them was killed. An officer of the Special Purpose Center of the Federal Security Service of Russia heroically died, covering his body with a gangster who set in motion an explosive device with him. Later it turned out that the liquidated terrorists Robert Valeev and Ruslan Kashapov were preparing an explosion during the celebration of Kurban-bairam, which could lead to numerous victims.
In May 2013, a double explosion occurred in Makhachkala. A few dozen people were injured. Then the FSB officers neutralized in the Moscow region a group of terrorists who were preparing a series of terrorist attacks in the capital. During the battle, two terrorists were killed, one captured. Members of this gang were trained in the Afghan-Pakistani zone. In June, the organizer of the preparation of terrorist acts in the Russian capital, Yulai Davletbaev, was also detained. He is also an intermediary, direct customers are abroad. In addition, in May 2013, militants of the Nizhny Novgorod cell of the Islamic Liberation Party organization (Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami) were detained and actively recruited members, campaigned and prepared for terrorist attacks in the Nizhny Novgorod region. In June-July 2013, law enforcement agencies were able to prevent a series of terrorist attacks in Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Dagestan. Thus, in Dagestan, the task force defused six bombs with a total power of 50 kilograms of TNT.
In mid-October 2013, the FSB announced the prevention of a terrorist act in the Kirov region. Two young men wanted to detonate a bomb in 10 kg in TNT equivalent at the Maradykovsky facility in the Kirov region. The Maradykovsky landfill is the second largest facility of such a profile in Russia, it contained almost 7 thousand tons of toxic substances, that is, about 17% of all chemical weapons that are stored on Russian territory. The victims of the terrorist attack could be hundreds of people. Both suspects are natives of the North Caucasus and are active supporters of Wahhabism. The detainees after completing preparations for the crime planned to go abroad to one of the camps of international terrorist organizations, possibly to Syria, to increase their skills in sabotage activities.
21 October 2013, a suicide bomber blew up a bus in Krasnoarmeysky district of Volgograd. The power of an explosive device stuffed with striking elements was 500 — 600 g of TNT equivalent. 7 people died, including a terrorist, injured 37. Naha Asiyalova, a native of the Republic of Dagestan, turned out to be a bomber who appealed to Wahhabism and joined the militants along with her partner. And with radical ideas, a young woman has already penetrated while studying in the capital. Her companion - Dmitry Sokolov, a Russian by birth, began to attend the mosque, became interested in Wahhabism, is considered a good demolition man.
Goals of the radicals
Islamic radicals operate in Russia almost freely, they have developed structures not only in the North Caucasus, but in Central Russia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Volga region. The semi-underground cells of the Wahhabis, they themselves proudly call themselves Salafi (from the Arabic, “ancestors, predecessors”), are already present in almost all regions of Russia. They are in favor of "pure Islam", the purification of Islam from late innovations, distortions, and a return to basics. Most of them are in favor of creating their own Islamic state. In the middle of the 1990s, fundamentalist micro-states were already created in some villages of Dagestan. They were destroyed by the Russian army. However, later some of them were revived in new places, at the same time the network structures of Islamic radicals were spreading metastases throughout the Federation. Another interesting fact is that if at the beginning of the Chechen war most of the militants adhered to Sufism, which was widespread in Chechnya, then as the fighting continued throughout the entire North Caucasus, the Chechen separatists began to move more often to the Saudi version of Islam. Wahhabism was a more solid ideology for rallying anti-Russian forces, moreover, the Saudis did not spare money, transferring them to supporters of "pure Islam". As a result, the money question greatly contributed to the spread of radical Wahhabism.
In 2000-ies, the center of distribution of radical Islam began to move from the North Caucasus to the Volga region. The social base of this phenomenon is wide. Many young people, including Russians by birth, who consider themselves offended by life, are seeking justice, young migrants, marginal and semi-criminal elements join the ranks of the militants. Russia received an internal threat - the “Syrian scenario.” Radicals have their own websites through which they can coordinate the activities of their supporters in the republics of Tataria, Bashkiria, Chuvashia, Mordovia and Mari El.
The radicals practically do not hide their goals. At the first stage to complete preliminary training. There is recruitment of members, campaigning and the creation of underground and official structures that deal with information support. Caches of weapons, ammunition, ammunition and explosives are created. Young people are trained in camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan, fighting in Syria. At the same time, people infected with radical ideas penetrate into power and law enforcement structures, establish contacts with business circles. This stage is almost complete. At the second stage - the injection of a wave of chaos. Terrorist acts aimed at infrastructure facilities, against officials, representatives of traditional Islam, opposing radicals, ordinary people. An atmosphere of fear, hatred is created in the country, a split occurs along the line of Muslim Christians, Russian “black”, and Russian migrants. Radical, nationalist and xenophobic sentiments are growing. They will try to break away from the Russians the Tatars, which have long become an important part of the Russian civilization. If it comes out, it will be easy to separate other peoples from Russia, which have been part of Russian civilization for hundreds of years — Udmurts, Chuvash, Bashkirs, Mari, Komi and others.
Gradually, this stage should turn into a real war according to the “Syrian” or “Yugoslav” scenario. Russia and the other republics of the former USSR want to destroy it from the inside. There will be no fronts in this war. The blow can inflict in any area and village. Radicals view the Russian authorities and the authorities of the neighboring republics as dictators left over from communist times. And all the secular authorities in their understanding of the "devil". The ultimate goal is the Caliphate, of which the fragments of the former USSR should become. On the walls of buildings in Syria, militants from Russia write: “Today is Syria, tomorrow is Russia!” This is a real war, which the majority still cannot see.
The task is to confront "nationalists" with "foreigners" and "aliens" inside the country, and Russia with the Muslim world
A week before the explosion in the Volgograd region in Derbent and Khasavyurt two meetings took place in mosques. Muslims who came to prayer supported the Muslim Brotherhood, which were banned in Russia. After the terrorist attack in Volgograd, an attempt was made to attack a Muslim prayer house. After the situation in Biryulyovo and the hooligan trick in Volgograd, Azerbaijan reacted harshly — criticism of “anti-Muslim” pogroms in Russia began.
Even before the riots took place in Pugachev near Saratov, in the Rostov region and in Stavropol. Here, events evolved according to a long-established program of destruction: visitors (internal or external) kill, maim or terrorize the locals, patience ends and the locals begin to respond. Simultaneously with the riot in Pugachev, in Nizhnekamsk (the third largest city in Tatarstan) and Dagestan Khasavyurt, meetings were held in support of the Syrian opposition, under the slogans: “Russia is killing Islam in Syria!” Obviously, the rally pressure of Islam on Russian society will only increase.
Another dangerous sign is the role of the political activity of migrants in Russia. Thus, the head of the Federation of Migrants of Russia, Muhammad Amin, confirmed to journalists the intention of his organization to hold the March of Migrants on National Unity Day 4 November. Previously, Amin pointed out that the Day of Unity in Russia should be marched by the army or the police, and not nationalists. Thus, representatives of migrants already tell us in Russia what is right and what is not. This is a very frightening precedent. It is necessary to remember, and apparently, to remind both Mr. Amin and his ilk that we are citizens of Russia, but they are not. A citizen of Russia, along with human rights, has civil and political rights, while non-citizens of the Russian Federation in Russia do not have them. Political organizations of migrant workers, we do not need. It is also obvious that people planning to turn migrants from labor and economic power into political power, we are clearly not friends. Amin clearly deserves deportation, since he cannot prohibit Russian citizens from enjoying their rights.
Russian officials are still trying to blame everything on everyday problems, not to exaggerate the role of politics, but in reality political Islam has already become a serious player in Russia, and even more so in the post-Soviet space. Thus, according to the Kazan scholar-theologian, head of the Council of Ulems of the All-Russian Muftiat, the author of numerous works on Islamic theology, Mufti Farid Salmanov in Russia already has more than one hundred thousand "ideologically convinced, it is those who can sit at the table and argue convincingly" Wahhabis ( Salafi). About a third of them gradually go underground. This is a whole army. In addition, around each passionary "fighter" there is a certain circle on which he exerts an influence.
Amir of the National Organization of Russian Muslims (NORM) Vadim Sidorov (Harun ar-Russi) is convinced that the Islamic world will go to the caliphate. This is a natural phenomenon, “for Muslims, the Caliphate is fraternal by faith unity and integration. Something like the European Union, but in the Muslim world. ” The sample for Muslims is the Ottoman Empire (the last caliphate), since Ottoman Istanbul united everyone by faith. True, Ar-Russi himself escaped from Russia, and his associates — the leaders of the St. Petersburg branch of NORM, Maxim Baidak (Salman Sever) and Grigory Mavrov (Amir Hamdani al-Maliki), were detained. They considered themselves to be Internet imams and, through the network, calmly processed people for five years, calling on Russians to convert to Islam. At the same time, they placed materials glorifying the bandit Shamil Basayev and the “black widows” who died during the terrorist attacks, as well as the “Russian Muslim Brotherhood” fighting in the mountains of Dagestan. At the same time, among the migrants, they led the preaching of radical doctrines of Wahhabism.
The head of the Privolzhsky Center of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Rais Suleymanov, notes that now the new trend recruiters have a new trend. “Increasingly, labor migrants from Central Asia and Kazakhstan are not influenced by Wahhabis at home, but in Russia, where it is easier to propagandize Islamism. After all, no one understands, and does not want to understand. " For example, Farhod Khalikov from Tajikistan, according to the GUS RF IC in St. Petersburg, came to Russia for work, listened to Russian Internet imams from NORM, and, returning home, established the Wahhabi Jamaat Faizabad there.
To be continued ...