Margarita Simonyan, an editor-in-chief of the chief foreign speakers of Russian propaganda, — the RT channel and the Sputnik news agency — commented on Putin’s decree on simplified procedures for obtaining citizenship for the residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics. She welcomed the decision and urged not to stop until all Russians received Russian passports. “But if you don’t change anything, then by 2040, Russia will be, from the point of view of demography, a completely different country. To begin with, Russia will be a Muslim country. This is a medical fact, confirmed by many calculations. I have nothing against Islam, as well as against any other religion. But try to imagine that by the time your children are your age today, Habib Nurmagomedov will become the president of Russia. I have nothing against him either, but I personally would like to save my homeland for my children in that cultural, mental, social and religious form, which I know it – a secular country where many faiths and ethnic groups are booming, because the dominant Russian, orthodox ethnic group allows to save this fragile status quo,” – she said.
Such a clear anti-Islamic rhetoric from the head of the main foreign state channel is undoubtedly a clear demonstration of hatred towards Islam and Muslims coming from the Russian authorities. This is a clearly expressed position of the occupier, more precisely, the servant of the occupier, expressed unvarnished. We would even like to thank her for deciding to express this position so clearly, while others hide this occupation policy under various false slogans about a federal state, concern for security, multi-ethnicity and multi-religious. We would like the Muslims of Russia to have the same clarity of understanding of what is happening and they were ready for what awaits them in an anti-Islamic country that pursues a targeted policy of genocide, repression, assimilation against the Muslim peoples of Russia. In order not to be deceived by the slogans about the alleged religious and national equality of the citizens of the Russian Federation, especially about the alleged equivalence of Orthodoxy and Islam for it, which the official “Islamic” figures in the person of the clergy like to speculate about.
We would like to say to Simonyan herself that Muslims living on their lands, be it Chechnya or Dagestan, Tatarstan or Bashkortostan, live at home, and would also like to preserve their culture, religion and language for themselves and their children. And preserve their country in that cultural, mental, social and religious form, as they knew it – an Islamic country where justice, values, given by the Almighty and human relationships flourish. However, what they want – no one asked when Russia colonized their lands, starting an era of brutal and bloody occupation. And, of course, there was no voluntary entry into Russia, as the occupiers are now trying to teach us.
Of course, the Kremlin and its propagandists would like it to be the opposite: the Muslim regions of the Russian Federation would become non-Muslim from the point of view of demography, culture and religion, and it does and does much for this: the policy of genocide, repression, deportations, assimilation … For example: the deportation of Crimean Tatars from the peninsula and the resettlement of Russian Christians to their places. The genocide, repression and deportation of Chechens, repression and genocide of Tatars and Bashkirs. It was under Catherine, and under Stalin, and today. The ban of Islam under the slogan of the struggle against extremism and terrorism, the restriction on the study of the native language, the imposition of the study of the Russian language, history, culture, and Christianity.
Such islamophobes as Simonyan are outraged by the appearance of Muslims in Moscow, or in Russian regions, outside the Islamic regions. But it does not resent the fact that Islamic regions, like the Caucasus, Asia, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, in general, were simply massively occupied and settled by Russians forcibly. She would like Muslims to go to their Islamic countries, but even Muslims would like Russia to get out with its military bases and puppet collaborators, and this concerns not only the occupied territories, but the countries over which Russia retained neo-colonial control through their agent-rulers – for example, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan. After all, first of all because of Russia, poverty, unemployment, corruption, tyranny reign in these countries and regions, because of which Muslims are fleeing from there, hoping to find salvation from this lawlessness and need!
And finally, Simonyan blames Muslims for the fact that they are growing demographically, while the Russians are dying out. But sorry, who is to blame for the fact that the Russians, because of their mentality, which protects Simonyan so much, are abusing alcohol, drugs, leading a disorderly life, do not want to have children? Which, naturally, leads to a reduction in their population, increased mortality, disintegration of families, and poverty. While Muslims, following Islam and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and welcome), tend to have many children, work honestly, do not use alcohol, drugs, lead a chaste family lifestyle.