Edward Limonov is a complex and a contradictory figure. One of the greatest modern Russian writers, today he is more famous as a politician.
In the outgoing year, Limonov has made several steps towards Islam and Muslims. What has driven him to this? What is his message to the Muslims of Russia and the world? What does he think about Islam and actual problems related to it?
These are the questions we tried to clarify from him directly.
- Recently you published the notorious article “The Islam Card”. As far as we know, your positive attitude towards Muslims and their religion was greatly influenced by your prison experience when you were jailed in Lefortovo in a cell with the Chechen Aslanbek Alkhazurov, which was written in one of your books. Were there other factors that prompted you to look at Islam with sympathy?