The result of a sociological inquiry among Muslim activists of the Tiumen region, this study casts light on the diffusion of the Hizb al-Tahrir, of the Salafi trend and of the takfir practice (the vituperation of every kind of infidels, from the Christian-background majority of the population to Muslims accused of deviation from normative Islam) among the Central Asian Muslim migrant populations of Siberia, and at the same time on the attachment of most interviewees to the secular political organisation of Russia. The author also casts light on the inner divisions within the Salafiyya, between the radicals and those with positions in local society that bring them to collaboration with the majority and to compromise with regional institutions.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.2-579