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  •  To Russia, political Islam + uprising = Chechnya. (4+ / 0-)
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    ferg, Eiron, Richard Lyon, stolen water

    They'll go to bat for dictatorship if they think the alternative will lend power and international reach to militant Islamists.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 06:26:05 AM PST

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    •  they're also a country themselves (1+ / 0-)
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      founded by violent overthrow. they imagine it happening to them again.

      there have been (non muslim) russians, stirred by the uprisings in the mideast, who went out and demonstrated to protest the russian government.

      A crowd of about 600 chanted “Freedom, Freedom!” in sub-zero temperatures on Moscow’s Triumph Square, heavily outnumbered by riot police, who dragged more than a dozen activists off to waiting buses after detaining them at a metro exit as they headed to the rally.

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