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By Michael Kemper

Our photograph of Islam within the Soviet Union has replaced much within the final 3 many years. throughout the chilly struggle interval, Western observers have been often pushed by way of the query even if Islam - and primarily the Sufi brotherhoods with their male disciples - may perhaps develop into a political and army danger to Moscow's rule in principal Asia and the Caucasus. Russian students, in contrast, seemed Sufi sm as a danger as the Sufi shrines attracted a more often than not girl viewers; those girls could transmit the 'superstitions' of Islam to their little ones and give a contribution to the dominance of Muslim traditionalism - a type of Soviet lifestyle that appeared to be resistant opposed to atheist schooling. As proven within the lecture, Western and Soviet researchers made a similar methodological blunders; and this present day we frequently repeat those errors while stereotyping Islamic 'fundamentalism'.

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