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Report: Chechens 'Negative' About IS In Syria

In Chechnya, a meeting for peace in Syria and against the participation of Chechens in that conflict.
In Chechnya, a meeting for peace in Syria and against the participation of Chechens in that conflict.

A survey of Chechens by a Caucasus-based news outlet found that most respondents had a negative reaction to the idea of fighting in Syria with extremist factions like the Islamic State (IS) group.

The Caucasian Knot website reported that most of those asked believes that the war in Syria was being waged according to Western interests. 

"Young people are befuddled by pseudo-religious leaders and seriously believe that there is a jihad going on in Syria and that every believer has to participate in it. In reality, they're just fighting for Western interests," Caucasian Knot quoted one man, a government ministry employee, as saying.

A representative of the local clergy in Grozny, named as Umar, said that if the enemy did not come to take away a person's faith, then a battle could not be considered a war.

"Your weapon is your prayer beads, not a gun or a dagger…. Dying in battle with the enemy is much harsher than suicide. Suicide is the worst of all earthly sins. I think that says it all," Umar said.

The criticisms given by the Chechens surveyed by Caucasian Knot of the fighting in Syria and the ideology associated with the extremist IS group, who call on young Muslims to take part in the "jihad" in Syria, echo those of the Moscow mufti, Ildar Hazrat Alyautdinov, who said that IS were brainwashing Muslims to go to Syria and kill, something that was not mandated by the Koran.

Alyautdinov said that IS militants in Syria and Iraq were puppets, who were manipulated by others.

The Caucasian Knot's survey findings came as the trial of a young Grozny man, Said Mazhayev, who is accused of fighting in Syria, possibly with IS, began in the Chechen capital on October 24.

-- Joanna Paraszczuk

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by: Ingush from: Gelia
October 24, 2014 16:16
Blah blah blah FYI Tarkhan Batirashvili a.k.a. Abu Omar al-Shishani is not a Chechen.
http://www.newsru.com/world/11jul2014/nechechen.html

by: TheSaucyMugwump from: saucymugwump.blogspot.com
October 25, 2014 19:07
"if the enemy did not come to take away a person's faith, then a battle could not be considered a war ... IS were brainwashing Muslims to go to Syria and kill, something that was not mandated by the Koran"

There sure is a lot of horse manure being passed around for truth in the Kavkaz. How can IS be brainwashing Muslims to go and kill in Syria and Iraq when its only influence on Muslims is via YouTube videos, Facebook, and other social media communications? If Muslims are that susceptible to Internet content, they should be banned from the Internet and classified as incompetent.

As for the enemy coming to take away a person's faith, Muslims have a funny way of defining "coming." The Tsarnaev family moved to the U.S. and killed a good number of people because the Tsarnaevs believed that Americans were "insulting" Islam. And Muslims have attempted to kill everyone who drew cartoons making fun of 'M' or wrote books missing a glowing endorsement of Islam (e.g. Salman Rushdie), even though all of these people lived in non-Islamic countries.

by: Ingush from: Gelia
October 26, 2014 22:21
Russia and the USA are two terrorist regime countries who butchered over 50% of Ingush and Chechens from 1944-1953. They killed scores of Ingush civilians in Beslan school #1, they killed democratically elected president of Chechnya Dzhokhar Dudayev. They killed 250,000 Chechen civilians between 1994-2008, 42,000 of whom are children. Every 4th Chechen civilian was killed by ameriKKKa-ruSSia allies in 1994-2008 wars.
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by: TheSaucyMugwump from: saucymugwump.blogspot.com
October 27, 2014 02:55
"Russia and the USA are two terrorist regime countries who butchered over 50% of Ingush and Chechens from 1944-1953"

That's an amusing assertion given that the U.S. and the Soviet Union were in a Cold War starting in 1945 and lasting until 1991, not to mention that Russia did not exist as a separate country from 1922 until the end of 1991.

"They killed scores of Ingush civilians in Beslan school #1"

Funny how in all of the many photos taken from September 1 through September 3, 2004, there isn't a single American. There were lots of Russians and Ossetians, though, with all of the savages being Chechen and Ingush. And let's not forget how the savages killed some of the men on September 1 just because they could.
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by: Ingush from: Nassare, Gelis
November 02, 2014 15:22
"Funny how in all of the many photos taken from September 1 through September 3, 2004, there isn't a single American"

ROFL. Rusnyak detected. He wanted to write Ingush but wrote American. Proof read before posting durak. ))))

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