Thursday, July 04, 2013

Chechen Jihadists Threaten Violence Over 2014 Russian Winter Olympics

Russia is set to host the winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea city of  Sochi in February 2014. Unfortunately, it's not far from the North Caucuses in south Russia, home to all that Islamist terrorist activity, and Chechen rebels are threatening violence.  Doku Umarov, who is wanted for the suicide bombing in Moscow in 2010 that killed 40 people on a subway, and one in 2011 that killed 37 at an airport, posted a video on

"They (Russia) plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims, buried on the territory of our land on the Black Sea, and we as mujahideen are obliged to not permit that, using any methods allowed us by the almighty Allah."
"I call on you, every mujahid, either in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan or on the territory of the Caucasus to use maximum force on the path of Allah to disrupt this Satanic dancing on the bones of our ancestors."
The bones he's referring to are Muslims who were killed in the 19th century by Russian troops.

Although Putin has said there will be tight security, you'd have to be a fool to go.

Last year Umarov, leader of the Caucuses Emirate, had issued a ban on harming civilians, and attacking outside of the North Caucuses, but  that order is no longer valid.  Everyone, apparently, is now fair game.

Russia should just let Chechnya secede. According to a recent poll, it seems about 50% of the Russian population agree.

More here.

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