Traditional Islam = islamistic, it's the same thing. It means Islam should be the law of the land, which is exactly sharia. But because he rules a state, and terrorists are defined as non-state actors, he avoids the label. But everyone knows what he is - Putin's Islamist. So please don't pretend Putin's motives are anti-terrorism, or pro-humanity, or even pro-international law. If there was any justice in the world, Putin, Kadyrov and Assad would be tried in the Hague as war criminals.