Handsome Creepy Eel said:Some context for that photo:
VestnikKakvaza said:140 thousand Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in Moscow
About 140 thousand people celebrated Eid al-Adha in Moscow, and about 80 thousand Muslims came to the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, the head of the press service of the State Ministry of Interior in the capital, Andrei Galiakberov, said.
Population of Moscow:
Wikipedia said:12.1 million (2012)
Muslims number around 1.5 million, equivalent to 14% of the city's population (similar to London). Altogether, Muslims in Russia are 9,400,000 or 6.5% of the total population.
A better question is: are there No-Go Zones in Moscow? Are there Shariah law zones in Moscow? Are there riots and destruction by Muslims? Are Muslims a protected class that can't be criticized or not indulged in any way on the pain of massive fines and jail time?
I live adjacent to a country with a 45% muslim population and visit frequently. Zero problems, as expected from secularized muslims anywhere.
I'm not a fan of Islam at all, but let's admit it: most of Europe's problems with Muslims [and other foreigners] are caused by suicidally pampering them and turning them into a protected political class, not in their numbers per se.
You are missing on one important point: most of the Moscow muslims,absolute majority of them, are newcomers.These are not Kazan Tatars.These are migrants from central asia,caucasus,afganistan and so on.Result of a careless migration policy and transparent borders.
Moscow does not have no go zones,true.But the change is creeping.
This was the last uprisal of Russians (mainly football hooligans as usual) against migration policy of Putin and against migrants (2010):
As I pointed out previously the fierce opponent of Putin-Navalny has devoted a huge chunk of his program to the changes to migration policy.He wants to reinstate visas for Central Asians,he wants to stop paying money for Chechnya,he wants to deport illegals etc. Again,as opposed to Putin's government policies.
This is like Trump vs Obama.Navalny wants to build a wall too.