Dear friends,

I finally found the time to sit down and record a podcast about my views of Islam and Muslims.  I hope that this podcast will set the record straight and clearly explain my views.  For those interested in this topic, here are the links to a series of articles I wrote on the related topic of “Russia and Islam”:

Russia and Islam series:
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-one-introduction-and-definitions/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-two-russian-orthodoxy/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-three-internal-russian-politics/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-four-islam-as-a-threat/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-five-islam-as-an-ally/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-six-the-kremlin/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-seven-the-weathermans-cop-out/
http://thesaker.is/russia-and-islam-part-eight-working-together-a-basic-how-to/
and a few related articles:
http://thesaker.is/russias-civilizational-choice/
http://thesaker.is/the-fighting-imam-of-donbass-must-see/
http://thesaker.is/ramzan-kadyrov-offers-putin-his-own-personal-volunteer-chechen-special-force/
http://thesaker.is/a-muslim-police-officer-dies-a-heros-death-and-receives-russias-highest-honorary-title-hero-of-russia/

You can listen directly to the podcast here:

or you can download it from here: https://archive.org/details/SakerPodcast1304042017

Finally, here is the YouTube version:

The Essential Saker: from the trenches of the emerging multipolar world