The rise of Muslim Russia

A couple of posts ago Anne Applebaum described Putinism as a managed democracy/economy. But this article by Daniel Pipes suggests the Muslim problem is not being managed at all.

Daniel Pipes, Russia tinderbox to watch as Muslims rise
Not only do ethnic Muslims account for up to 23 of Russia’s 144 million, 15 per cent, but their proportion is growing fast…

In Moscow, ethnic Christian women have an average of 1.1 children. In contrast, Muslim women bear 2.3 children on average… In Moscow, Tatar women have six children and Chechen and Ingush women 10. In addition, between three million and four million Muslims have moved to Russia from ex-republics of the USSR, mainly from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan; and some ethnic Russians are converting to Islam.

These trends point to Christians declining in numbers by 0.6 per cent a year and Muslims increasing by the same, which will have dramatic effects over time.

Some analysts foresee Muslims becoming a majority in the 21st century, a demographic revolution that would fundamentally change the country’s character.
Er, how many nukes does Russia have? And it's going to become a Muslim majority??

File under: un-managed demography.

(Via Andrew Bolt)

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