Russian President Vladimir Putin got into the war in the Muslim world, not knowing the history. This opinion in the broadcast program author editor-in-chief of the edition «GORDON» Alesya Batman on TV channel NewsOne was expressed by the former head offices of the security Service of Ukraine in Donetsk and Lugansk regions Alexander Petrulevich.
«If you do not take the capture of the Crimea and the Donbass, the main mistake is that he did not know the history, got in a sectarian war in the Muslim world. If he or his advisers have read the history… In Syria, it is necessary to understand there is a war not between government and opposition forces, but between Sunnis and Shiites. The origins of this war go into the year 632, when the prophet Mohammed died without leaving an heir. In the Arab Caliphate, the struggle between Abu Bakr and Ali Ibn Abu Talib. Abu – father-in-law of the prophet, Ali, his son – in-law, daughter’s husband,» he told Petrulevich.
He recalled that the split between Sunnis and Shias after Ali bin Abu Talib declared himself the leader.
«The Shiites sided with Ali. It is their main Saint after Mohammed. The Muslim world is very complex. Sunnis, about 1 billion 600 million And the Shiites is just 150-160 million, approximately 10-13% of all Muslims… There is a «Shia Crescent» – a country where Shia Islam is Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Bahrain. But on the territory of tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union lived only Sunnis. Putin went to war against Sunnis defending Assad is a Shiite (Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. – «GORDON«)», – says Petrulevich.
According to him, in Syria on the side of the Sunni opposition forces fighting from 10 to 20 thousand citizens of Russia. At the same time Russia’s Sunni Muslims – around 20% of the population.
«The question arises: Mr Putin under the camera and shouts: «Hurrah, God with us!» – sent Chechen battalion, Sunni, to fight on the side of Assad?! Noticed the press already writes that there is Chechen battalion? He did not fight. Against the Shiites now are the Sunni countries – Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan. You can continue to list. And Putin got there,» – said the former head of the SBU.
He added that the Sunnis do not recognize the Shiite minority, and consider them «wrong» Muslims.
«Putin began to destroy the Sunnis in Syria. Tell me: how to treat the Muslims living in the vast territory of the Russian Federation? The conflict between Sunnis and Shiites will lead to the fact that the North Caucasus will have problems. I do not rejoice in this, but the problems they will have. Very large. In Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria. In Tatarstan too… If the Sunni world will declare Jihad – Holy war against the enemies of the true Islamic faith, it will lead to very serious consequences,» – says Petrulevich.
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The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and other forces. A significant part of Syria is controlled by ISIS militants.
In September 2014 operation start against ISIL coalition led by the United States. Russia is participating in it in 2015. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but the aviation group of the Russian Federation continues to carry out attacks on positions of forces opposing Syrian President Assad.
July 7, 2017 at a meeting of the President of trump and Putin approved a Memorandum on the establishment of a zone of de-escalation in the South-West of Syria, where it should act the cease-fire on July 9. According to the head of the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, at first safety around the area of de-escalation will be provided with the use of forces and means of the Russian military police, in coordination with Jordan and the United States.
Petrulevich: the Main mistake Putin that he did not know the history, got in a sectarian war in the Muslim world 13.08.2017