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  • Moscows Extraction of ISIS Cadres from Syria Suggests Russia May Use Them Elsewhere

    11/21/2017 10:35:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 38 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. MOSCOWRussia 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 its 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 theyre...
  • 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...
  • Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler's in the....

    04/10/2017 7:59:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 10, 2017 | Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Chechnya opens world's first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler's in the 1930s where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death Chechyna has opened the first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler, where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. It comes after it was claimed 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week. A report by Novoya Gazeta said authorities had set up several camps where homosexuals are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic. One...
  • Syria Repatriates 22 Suspects in Istanbul Bombings to Turkey

    11/30/2003 4:22:59 PM PST · by aculeus · 5 replies · 142+ views
    Tampa Bay on line (AP) ^ | Nov 30, 2003 | James C. Helicke Associated Press Writer
    Istanbul, Turkey (AP) - Syria handed over 22 suspects to Turkey on Sunday in connection with four deadly suicide bombings in Istanbul, the semiofficial Anatolia news agency reported. The suspects, all Turks, reportedly fled the country after the attacks, which targeted two synagogues in near-simultaneous bombings Nov. 15 and the British consulate and a British bank in twin attacks five days later. A total of 61 people were killed. Citing a statement from paramilitary police, Anatolia said the suspects included Hilmi Tuglaoglu, a close associate of Azat Ekinci, a central suspect in the blasts. News reports have named Ekinci as...
  • Russian Taliban Suspect Sues United States

    06/28/2005 1:46:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 28.06.2005 | Alexandra Zaitseva
    Russian Taliban Suspect Sues United States Created: 28.06.2005 18:10 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 18:10 MSK, 6 hours 31 minutes ago Alexandra Zaitseva Gazeta.ru A former Guantanamo prisoner who is a Russian national filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. This Tatarstan resident, Airat Vakhitov, issued a statement Tuesday that is capable of sparking a new wave of anti-American protests in Muslim countries. In his lawsuit, which is being examined in a U.S. civil court, Vakhitov not only demands that the authorities admit to inhumane treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo camp, but insists that they acknowledge that a majority of...
  • State Department Adds Former Gitmo Detainee to U.S. Terrorist List

    07/13/2016 3:09:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/13/16 | Natalie Johnson
    The State Department announced Wednesday that it has added two people to the federal list of designated terrorists, one of whom was once detained at Guantanamo Bay military prison. Ayrat Nasimovich Vakhitov, one of the newly added jihadists, was a former detainee at Guantanamo for less than two years from June 2002 until February 2004 before being turned over to Russian officials in his home country. Turkish authorities recently arrested Vahkitov in connection with the June 29 suicide bombings at Istanbuls Ataturk airport that killed 42 people. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, U.S. and Turkish authorities...
  • Russia Shows What Happens When Terrorists Families Are Targeted

    03/29/2016 1:23:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/29/2016 | ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW Donald J. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, was widely condemned when he called for the United States to take out the families of terrorists. His approach even after he clarified that he was not talking about killing the relatives was dismissed by many as immoral and unlawful. Yet, it is the very tactic that Russia has pursued for decades. It is the signature, though officially unacknowledged, policy behind Moscows counterinsurgency and counterterrorism strategies, and Russias actions in smashing a Muslim separatist rebellion in the Caucasus provide a laboratory for testing Mr. Trumps ideas. The family...
  • How Putin Created a Monster in Chechnya

    02/03/2016 12:26:06 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 2 Feb 19 | Anna Nemtsova
    A crazed Chechen leader, once a Putin favorite, is embarrassing the Kremlin by threatening everyone. Ramzan Kadyrov may well be Vladimir Putin’s most ghoulish creation—a political Golem who remains slavishly loyal to the Russian leader but who also serves as a constant and nagging reminder of how ugly Putin-style autocracy can get when it really goes over the edge. Like the character Smerdyakov in The Brothers Karamazov, Kadryov claims he is only fulfilling the wishes of his master, Putin, with his brutal tactics and threats to political opponents. The Chechen leader considers himself “Putin’s warrior,” and his never-fading mantra is...
  • Divas Sing for Despots, Round 15

    12/20/2015 5:26:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | December 20, 2015 | JOHN FUND
    Divas Sing for Despots, Round 15 Minaj by JOHN FUND December 20, 2015 Give rap superstar Nicki Minaj credit for having not a sliver of shame. After human-rights activists begged her not to sing at a Christmas show in the brutal African dictatorship of Angola for a reported $2 million, she flaunted her dealings with its regime. She posted photos of herself boarding a Gulfstream jet for Angola, another of her arriving, one of her in a sheer bodysuit prepping for the show, and one of her in concert with the caption Angola has my heart. And, obviously, the fat...
  • Chechen group says it took ‘spoils’ from Russian forces in Syria

    11/06/2015 10:43:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | November 6, 2015 | By Caleb Weiss
    Ajnad Kavkaz, or Soldiers of the Caucasus, has released a short video claiming to show gear its fighters captured from Russian forces in Syria’s coastal Latakia province. The group is predominately comprised of Chechens and other jihadists from the North Caucasus. The video, which was translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, shows Hamza Shishani, Ajnad Kavkaz’s military emir, speaking to the camera. A militant to his right holds an alleged Russian bulletproof vest. “We were on the plains [likely referring to the Al Ghab plain near Latakia], when we found out that here in Latakia there was an operation,” Shishani...
  • Russian police foil 'terror attack' on Moscow after making arrests in city

    10/12/2015 6:55:38 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Monday 12 October 2015 01.22 EDT | Agence France-Presse
    Agence France-Presse Monday 12 October 2015 01.22 EDT Russian police foil 'terror attack' on Moscow after making arrests in city A group of people said to be planning an attack on Moscow have been taken into custody, anti-terrorism forces said, and 4kg of explosives seized Russian police have arrested a group of people they said were planning a terror attack on Moscow, the countrys anti-terrorism committee said. After a series of investigations by the security services, a group of individuals was arrested in the west of Moscow suspected of planning a terrorist attack on the capital, the committee was quoted...
  • Chechen leader's show of strength muddies loyalty to Putin

    10/10/2015 5:04:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 June 2015 | Shaun Walker
    Chechnyas macho leader Ramzan Kadyrov is the most loyal of Vladimir Putins regional heads, at least in theory. The central street of the captial, Grozny, is called Putin Avenue, and the lampposts lining it are adorned with the Russian tricolour. Putins portrait looks down from dozens of buildings across the city, and Kadyrovs Instagram account, his main method of communication with the outside world, is full of protestations that he is a foot soldier, supremely loyal to Russias great leader. But recent events, especially the murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, have led to renewed debate over whether the Kremlins...
  • Who is next in line? Afghanistan wants Russia's help too!!!

    Kabul needs Russian help in the fight against terrorist group "Islamic state". This was announced by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan General Abdul Rashid Dostum following the meeting with the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. "Dostum said that ISIS is trying to make its foothold in Afghanistan. To prevent this threat Kabul needs Russian support, as in Syria. We are confident that the Russian leadership will make a positive decision in this matter," wrote Kadyrov on his social network page. He also said that economic, trade and cultural cooperation was discussed at the meeting. On September 30th, Russian air...
  • Putin should unleash Chechen troops on Isis, says region's president

    10/05/2015 11:01:25 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 2 ,2015 | Shaun Walker
    The Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has asked Vladimir Putin to send him to Syria, claiming that a land operation using Chechen ground troops would wipe out Islamic State terrorists. The terrorists dont know what a real war is, because they have only been subjected to airstrikes. They dont have experience of real military action, said Kadyrov in an interview with a Russian news agency. If our request is granted, it will be a celebration for us, he said. But its the decision of the commander-in-chief to take.
  • Saudi Clerics Call for Jihad Against Syrian Government, Russia, Iran

    10/05/2015 9:17:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 10/5/15 | Reuters
    Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war. Russia last week started airstrikes against Syrian opposition targets that it describes as aimed at weakening the jihadist Islamic State group, a move Riyadh has...
  • America as the Protector of Putin, Assad, and Khamenei

    11/27/2013 8:12:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/27/2013 | Shoshana Bryen
    When protests broke out in Syria in late 2011, Russia hoped for a short, nasty war as a matter of Russian national interest -- just enough to put the Muslim Brotherhood and assorted Sunnis in their place. Violence from its own Sunni Muslim population has plagued Russia for decades. Saudi Arabia took over the defeated nationalist Chechen rebellion in the late 1990s, infusing it with money and Islamist overtones, prompting the second Chechen war. More recently, there has been open fighting and rioting in Moscow between Muslims and Slavs. Iran counted on a short war as well -- something to...
  • How three enterprising Chechen ladies took ISIS for $3,300

    07/31/2015 12:29:16 PM PDT · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Yahoo Travel reported on Wednesday that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught. They are now under investigation for Internet fraud, which seems to be illegal even when committed against the most fearsome terrorist army in modern times. The scam seems to be a combination of the Nigerian Prince con, in which a mark is fooled into giving the con artist large sums of money and catfishing, in which the mark strikes up an online romance with someone he thinks is an attractive woman (or man depending on the gender and preference of the mark.)