Here is yet another installment in our ongoing series, Why Genuine Islamic Reformers Are So Hard to Find: “Ignorant Wahhabis Killed Fifty Imams and Muftis in North Caucasus,” from the Ahlul Bayt News Agency, December 30 (thanks to Twostellas):
Renowned islamologist Roman Silantyev cited statistics according to which about fifty Islamic spiritual leaders were killed in the North Caucuses [sic] for fighting against Wahhabism.
“Almost 50 people were killed. These people could have formed a big muftiat,” he said in the The Faith and the World program on the Voice of Russia radio.
According to the islamologist, there are few such people left in Russia: “they are killed almost every month, losses is some muslim boards are irreplaceable, the greater number of people who were able to actively fight against Wahhabism have been killed.”
“Others are demoralized and stopped opposing or just deserted to the enemy. The situation is critical,” Silantyev believes.
He is satisfied that Russian authorities ordered to give security guards to Muslim spiritual leaders in the North Caucasus, “or we can just stay without allies.”