Sergey Kurginiyan: Can the world stop Islamism, as Russia did?

09.11.2020, Moscow.

The struggle against Islamists in Russia was supported by Sufism, influential in Chechnya. In the Islamic world Sunni Pakistan and Shiite Iran are quite authoritative. Though they have not yet become such a counterbalance to Islamic fundamentalism, said political analyst and the leader of the “Essence of Time” movement Sergey Kurginyan on November 2 in the program Evening with Vladimir Soloviev.

When Wahhabis or Caliphatists entered the territory of Caucasus, they started trampling on the Sufis. Chechnya has the Sufi orders of Kadiriya and Naqshbandiyya. The Naqshbandiya thought whether or not to resist the fundamentalists, but the Kadiriya pretty quickly decided that ‘we do not need Islam like this’,” Kurginyan stressed.

The key point is that we wagered on Sufi Islam in the fight against caliphatism – it was a very serious bet,” Kurginyan said.

Another country that could lead the fight against Islamism – Pakistan, has placed its stakes in China, which “forgot” Pakistan’s American past, and will do what it needs there.

According to Kurginyan, Iran, as a great Shiite state, will never tolerate any Turkish dominance, nor will Arabs. “No matter how much Iran says that ‘Islam is for all’, that ‘we are all Muslims’, the Shia-Sunni contradiction is quite strong. Therefore, there will be many stops here. The strangest thing is why everyone is so silent? And who gave the order to harmonize?“- Kurginyan notes.

Sufism is a mystical direction in Islam, including both teaching and ascetic-contemplative practices and the lifestyle of followers and their associations (tariqats, orders).

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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