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  • Terror suspect is denied new trial on immigration charges (MN)

    10/24/2007 4:50:24 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 2 replies · 46+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 10/24/07 | KSTP.com/AP
    A federal judge has denied terror suspect Mohamed Elzahabi's request for an acquittal or new trial. Elzahabi was convicted in August of possessing and using a fraudulent immigration document to get a job in Minnesota. Evidence submitted during the trial showed Elzahabi had paid an exotic dancer in Houston to marry him so he could obtain the green card. U-S District Judge John Tunheim wrote that a reasonable jury could find Elzahabi guilty. Elzahabi was arrested as part of a terrorism investigation. The F-B-I says he acknowledged that he attended a jihad training camp, fought in Afghanistan as part of...
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly church attack in Grozny, Chechnya

    05/21/2018 2:50:02 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | 21 May 2018 | staff writer
    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a church in Chechnya that killed three people, the group's Amaq news agency has reported. Four people attacked the Orthodox church on Saturday, killing two policemen and a churchgoer, Russian officials said. The attackers were killed. Amaq said: 'Islamic State fighters executed an attack on "Michael" Church yesterday in Chechnya's capital, Grozny.' Russia, which hosts the soccer World Cup next month, has fought two wars with separatists in the mainly Muslim internal republic since the 1991 Soviet collapse, but such attacks have become relatively rare in Chechnya. The wider North Caucasus...
  • Is France Really an Ally of the United States?

    05/13/2018 8:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 150 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 13, 2018 | Guy Milličre
    No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women. Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to...
  • Paris attacker born in Chechnya, was on radicalism database

    05/13/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 7:26 AM | Angela Charlton
    The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday. Counterterrorism investigators are working to determine whether the man who stabbed five people in a busy neighborhood in the heart of the French capital Saturday night had any help. The attacker killed a 29-year-old man and wounded four others, before being shot by police. Among the injured was a 34-year-old man from Luxembourg, the foreign ministry of the small country north of France said in a...
  • Lenin Should be Buried, Stalin Returned to Georgia - Kadyrov

    04/13/2018 6:12:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Interfax ^ | 4/13/18
    Moscow, April 13, Interfax - A prompt decision needs to be made on the burial of the remains of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and on the transfer of the remains of Joseph Stalin to Georgia, Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, said. "If I was asked, I would make this decision today, without waiting until tomorrow. Why torture Lenin's dead body, clean it constantly, keep this mummy? Who needs it? He is not a holy person. I am firmly convinced that Lenin's remains should be buried and Stalin's remains should be sent to his homeland, to Georgia," he said in...
  • Dozens of girls missing in Afrin

    03/31/2018 8:05:47 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 31 Mar 2018, 00:00 | ANF - ZEYNEP KIZILIRMAK
    A mother looking for her 14-year-old girl who was abducted in Afrin under invasion, stated that dozens of girls are held captive and raped by Turkish forces and allied gangs. The Turkish state and gangs are committing a war crime against women and girls in Afrin which is under their invasion. A mother who revealed the savagery while looking for her 14-year-old missing girl says; “What was done in Shengal is being done here now. The whole world must see this vileness.” Invasion attacks of the Turkish state and jihadist gangs derived from ISIS and Al-Qaeda against Afrin Canton of...
  • [OPINION] UAE sweep exposes Turkish intelligence links to jihadists in Syria

    03/23/2018 7:10:12 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | March 3, 2018 | Abdullah Bozkurt
    The government of President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which has aided, funded and armed jihadist groups in Syria for years, is troubled by the detention of a key operative in Dubai by United Arab Emirates security, most likely in cooperation with the Americans. The man who was picked from a Grand Sheraton Hotel in Dubai while having breakfast with his wife on Feb. 20, 2018 is Mehmet Ali Ă–ztĂĽrk. He has been running logistical lines for jihadist groups, especially Turkmens and Chechens, in Syria, since 2011, when the Syrian crisis began. Ă–ztĂĽrk is linked to Turkish spy agency the National Intelligence...
  • New Czech PM Stands Firm Against Migrant Quotas: No Way Will Brussels Dictate Who Lives Here

    03/02/2018 11:31:08 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/2/2018
    Andrej Babiš has said there is ‘no way’ the Czech Republic will agree to Brussels’ demand that the nation accept a quota of migrants from the third world. Speaking in the country’s parliament on Thursday, the recently elected Czech Prime Minister slammed the European Union’s (EU) mandatory quota scheme as “ineffective” and divisive. “It is certain that we will not accept anyone, and we are fundamentally against anyone dictating to us who should live and work in our country,” local media reported him saying. “We consider it absurd that the European Commission sues us for something that is nonsense,” Babiš...
  • 400 dead Russians and Syrians, yet no one knows who ordered them to attack US forces in Syria

    02/24/2018 7:18:39 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 47 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Feb 24, 2018 | staff
    The United States is still unsure who directed a February 7 attack on US and US-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The US has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by US strikes to repel the Febuary 7 attack. Russian military officers told the United States during the incident that Moscow was not involved. The Pentagon has declined to comment...
  • Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in Muslim North Caucasus

    02/20/2018 6:50:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | 2017 | P. Goble and R. Geryev
    Despite or, in some cases, because of the support it receives from the government and the new “anti-extremism” laws deployed against others, the Russian Orthodox Church is increasingly isolated from Russians in the North Caucasus and is losing many of them to Protestant groups who are also attracting some Muslims as well. Ruslan Gereyev, the director of the Center for Islamic Research on the North Caucasus, says that the major reason for Orthodoxy’s failure and Protestantism’s success is that “unlike Protestant and Muslim preachers, representatives of the Russian Orthodox church do not reach out to the population. Because they are...
  • Kadyrov Calls Putin A 'Superhero' Who Should Rule Russia For Life

    02/18/2018 8:43:43 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 16, 2018 | Staff - RFE/RL
    The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he hopes President Vladimir Putin will remain in power for life. The remark, not unusual for a regional leader who has frequently praised the president and called himself Putin's "foot soldier," comes weeks ahead of a March 18 presidential election that seems certain to hand Putin a new six-year term. "I wish our president and supreme commander in chief a long life and hope that he will run our country for life," Kadyrov said in a post on Telegram on February 15.
  • Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

    02/18/2018 9:26:30 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 64 replies
    Five people were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reproted.
  • Are Russia’s 20 million Muslims seething about Putin bombing Syria?

    02/04/2018 2:25:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Egor Lazarev and Anna Biryukova
    Many observers have warned that Putin’s military campaign in Syria may backfire at home. Russia’s 144 million people include about 20 million Muslims; the overwhelming majority are Sunnis. Some analysts believe that these Russian Sunnis will recoil from Russia’s support for Assad’s Alawite-dominated regime and its attacks on Sunni rebels, and from Russia’s effort to lead a coalition of Shiite powers, Iran, Iraq and Syria. If pundits’ predictions were true, Muslims would be more likely to choose the anti-war response and less likely to support Putin’s intervention. But that’s not exactly what we found. ...There wasn’t a consensus among any...
  • The Muslim Woman Challenging Putin: Aina Gamzatova

    02/04/2018 1:45:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Mansur Mirovalev
    Aina Gamzatova, a 46-year-old woman from Dagestan, has made it official. She wants to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the March 2018 election. Some see her campaign - irrespective of its results - as a way to boost the image of Muslim women in Russia and to attract attention to the needs of impoverished, overpopulated and multi-ethnic Dagestan. Her husband, Akhmad Abdulaev, is the Mufti of Dagestan, Russia's troubled province where a confrontation between fighters, clans and federal forces has killed thousands. She belongs to a Sufi order that has tens of thousands of followers and whose leader,...
  • Putin Calls for a 'Revival' of Islamic Education in Russia

    01/26/2018 12:31:48 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 36 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | Yegor Aleyev
    President Vladimir Putin has promised government backing for Islamic religious education in Russia, in a bid to stave extremism and cater to Russia’s large Muslim community. Up to 20 million Muslims make up Russia’s second-largest religious minority. Thousands of young radicalized Russians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist fighters in recent years, making the country the largest source of foreign fighters in the war-torn region. At a meeting with Islamic religious figures on Wednesday, Russia’s president pledged “undoubted support” for a "revival of Islamic education in Russia," the state-run TASS news agency reported. “Traditional Islam is an...
  • Moscow’s Extraction of ISIS Cadres from Syria Suggests Russia May Use Them Elsewhere

    11/21/2017 10:35:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 39 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | Paul Goble
    For the last several years, Russian security services have driven Islamist radicals and others out of the North Caucasus and other regions of the Russian Federation under paid of jail or death to fight for ISIS in Syria, Israeli expert Avraam Shmulyevich says. Now that the last redoubts of the Islamic State in that country have fallen, these same services, exploiting Chechens in Syria, have begun to extract these same people back to Russia, an action that strongly suggests, the president of the Israeli Eastern Partnership Institute says, that Moscow plans to make use of them elsewhere – and may...
  • Kremlin frets as Russia's once restive Islamist region takes up political Islam

    09/20/2017 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 26 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2017 | Fred Weir
    SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS   Strongman Ramzan Kadyrov was installed by Putin to squelch Chechnya's Islamist insurrection. But Kadyrov's adoption of sharia and political Islam in the region are challenging Russia's secular constitutional order. MOSCOW—Russia fought two bloody wars in its Caucasus republic of Chechnya, ostensibly to crush an emerging threat of Islamist extremism on its own soil. So it is with no small irony that the strongman Moscow installed to run a pacified Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is increasingly posing a similar challenge to Russia's secular constitutional order. Mr. Kadyrov is imposing sharia (Islamic law) on his population – and lately,...
  • Wives, Children Of Russian-Born Islamic State Fighters Return From Iraq (Chechnya)

    09/02/2017 4:43:16 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    reddit ^ | Sept 2, 2017 | N/A
    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on September 1 announced the evacuation from Iraq of 12 Russians and Kazakhs, including eight children and four women, who were left behind in areas recently liberate... Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov on September 1 announced the evacuation from Iraq of 12 Russians and Kazakhs, including eight children and four women, who were left behind in areas recently liberated from the Islamic State extremist group. "This evening, a plane will arrive in Grozny from Iraq with the latest group of our citizens," Kadyrov, head of the mainly Muslim region of Chechnya, wrote on Instagram. Iraqi police and...
  • Muslim Chechen Leaders Attempting to 'Eliminate' the Gay Population

    05/05/2017 4:59:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 5, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Liberals can preach to me from their secular pulpits all they want about how Islam is a peaceful religion. This is yet another example of how it’s not. Chechnya has become a place of open genocide, particularly against the gay community (LGBT). According to the Daily Mail, Chechen authorities have told parents of gay children: “Either you kill them, or we will.” We constantly have to listen to the incessant meanderings of liberals of how evil the U.S. is toward gay people, but when you bring up the atrocities being perpetrated on gay populations in places such as Chechnya they’re...
  • Former Teacher At Muslim Private School: Student Called Boston Bombers ‘Jews’

    04/16/2017 8:57:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:08 PM 04/16/2017 | Kerry Picket
    A student at a private Muslim school in Queens, New York called the Boston Marathon bombers Jews, a former teacher says. The New York Post reported Sunday that Nina Kossman, a former English teacher at the Razi School in Woodside, asked her students at one time: “Do you know what happens when people start hating each other for their differences?” One student replied, “My parents said they [the Boston bombers] were bad people. They were Jews.” […] “I was shocked,” said Koss­man. Kossman was removed from the private religious school last month after she told students the Adam and Eve...