Wednesday, October 22, 2014


News

Think Tank Says Al-Qaeda Funding Caucasus Rebels

Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov has called for the Caucasus Emirate to be fused into global jihad.Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov has called for the Caucasus Emirate to be fused into global jihad.
x
Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov has called for the Caucasus Emirate to be fused into global jihad.
Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov has called for the Caucasus Emirate to be fused into global jihad.
A leading Washington think tank says Al-Qaeda is providing growing support, including financial, to Islamic rebels in Russia's restive North Caucasus. 

In its report, the Center for Strategic and International Studies said Al-Qaeda has played a key role in "proselytizing jihadism" to the mujahideen in Chechnya and the Caucasus.

The report's author, Gordon Hahn, pointed to a growing number of websites linked to the insurgency that are carrying statements of support from leading jihadists such as Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who inspired Al-Qaeda in Iraq and is now in jail in Jordan. 

Such websites, Hahn said, are also used to raise money.

Hahn pointed to the arrest by Czech police in May of eight individuals in Prague suspected of plotting attacks in the North Caucasus as possible proof of ties to Al-Qaeda.

The rebels goal is a state called the Caucasus Emirate, stretching from the Black Sea to the Caspian.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has labeled the insurgency Russia's top security threat.

Hahn noted Chechen-born rebel leader Doku Umarov has called for the Caucasus Emirate to be incorporated into global jihad.

Umarov is Moscow's most wanted man, and Washington has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

Reuters
This forum has been closed.
Comment Sorting
Comments
     
by: La Russophobe from: USA
September 30, 2011 13:03
There is absolutely no basis whatsoever for referring to this think tank as a "leading" one. It is a tank of crackpots lead by a Kremlin stooge and your report clearly shows they have absolutely no factual basis to support their claims. Meanwhile, they ignore the fact that the Kremlin has been repeatedly convicted by the ECHR for state-sponsored murder, kidnapping, rape and torture throughout the Caucasus.

For more about Gordon Hahn:

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/is-wired-magazines-military-correspondent-a-kremlin-dupe/
In Response

by: Commiehater from: USA
October 01, 2011 13:48
This is funny. The think-tank has an academic fellowship from Russia. Russian head (I hope his name is not Dick) in the Caucasus Khloponin says that financial support for rebels comes from Russians themselves.
"Khloponin added that the terrorist groups in the North Caucasus, for the most part not financed from abroad but from Russia itself. As RIA Novosti reports, the militants besieged a tribute to local businesses."
http://echo.msk.ru/news/816690-echo.html

by: IPR
September 30, 2011 13:08
"Gordon Hahn is a Senior Researcher for the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. Dr. Hahn is an Academic Fellow at Smolny College , St. Petersburg State University , Russia ."

by: Waffen SS
September 30, 2011 15:18
Good news. God gives good news every day.

by: ever
September 30, 2011 17:11
Say what? I didn't know that Al-Qaeda funding was from Kremlin.
http://www.prezidentpress.ru/news/prezident/1752-ingushi-v-ocherednoy-raz-razvorovali-federalnye-dengi.html
"As you can see, North Caucasians continue to plunder the Russian budget is organized - fan system plunder Russia's regions is robust replenishment of the North Caucasian militants."

by: ever
September 30, 2011 17:15
"Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, who inspired Al-Qaeda in Iraq and is now in jail in Jordan"
waddayaknow I thought there was no Al-Qaeda in Iraq before the US invasion in search of WMD. The right statement would be "USA inspired Al-Qaeda in Iraq".
Saudi Arabia is a US b!tch which makes Al-Qaeda, Al-CIAda and other Al-###da for the US interests in the world.

by: mansur from: cherkesia provinces
September 30, 2011 21:04
you want, muslim do not defend as well as arm themselves..you have all of the weapon including most sophisticated ones from conventional to high modern weapons to drones to nuclear ones..still do not manage to defeat Islamic global jihad which are bing waged against you different fronts like Afghanistan, Yemen, Caucasus..then you should do ask your self..why we still not to manage to defeat Islamic resistances even their weapons are not compared to your weapons..so I hope you find logical answer for this question, too..
In Response

by: Shamil from: Vilayat Ingushia
October 11, 2011 12:57
Allah gives us what we need. Allahu Akbar!

by: eric d from: IF Idaho USA
September 30, 2011 22:33
It's ironic the "international war on terror" & "global jihad" have now returned to the North Caucasus, which is where they began, back in the 1980s, when the US was supporting Al Qaeda against the Soviet Union. And when the Soviet Union fell, the US supported "the breakaway republic of Chechnya" & Chechen separatists (DU's predecessors) against Russia. But when Vlad ("The Impaler") Putin came to power & the KGB became the FSB, they announced that Chechen nationalists were really international Muslim terrorists... And suddenly, the US switched sides & Al Qaeda & the Chechen nationalists became national enemies #1 & #2.

Chechen militants like DU have played both sides of this counter-terrorism/terrorism game for the past decade (as did Al Qaeda). And somehow, the Russians have been unable to capture or kill DU, despite his high profile postings & boastings on Kavkaz Center of terrorist attacks on, for example, the Moscow subways. But now that the White House has decided that DU is associated with national enemy #1, it's dubious how much longer DU & his Chechen militants will last if the covert support (or simply tolerance?) of the FSB is withdrawn & the Russians decide to go after him, seriously this time, to please Washington. And so " The Great Game" goes on...

I expect defenders of Doku Umarov & the Chechen militants who support strapping explosives on Chechen Black Widows & blowing them up by remote control as "martyrdom operations" will jump to DU's defense & attack me for trying to blow the whistle on this whole incredibly crooked, immoral, inhumane & insane counter-terrorism/terrorism game. But after twenty years of the Chechen insurgency & the Russian war against Chechnya... After ten years of the US war on terror & Al Qaeda's call for global jihad... What's been accomplished?... except the massacre of tens of thousands of innocents & the sacrifice of untold numbers of suicide bombers. Nothing... Except to keep the Russian reign of terror over the North Caucasus working & bankrupt the American economy by spending trillions to keep the CIA in operation...

And did everybody hear? Putin's running for president, again. Which means the FSB will still call the shots in Moscow. And Obama's reelection campaign kicks off with the CIA assassination of American citizen, Anwar Al-Awlaki...
In Response

by: Commiehater from: USA
October 01, 2011 13:53
"returned to the North Caucasus, which is where they began, back in the 1980s, when the US was supporting Al Qaeda against the Soviet Union."
80's? It was Afghanistan.
In Response

by: to eric d from: Center of Kavkaz
October 01, 2011 14:31
General George Patton: "Just finished reading the Koran – a good book and interesting." in a letter to his wife

Eric D "What's been accomplished?... except the massacre of tens of thousands of innocents & the sacrifice of untold numbers of suicide bombers. Nothing... Except to keep the Russian reign of terror over the North Caucasus working & bankrupt the American economy by spending trillions to keep the CIA in operation..."
Here is the answer for your question from
Quran 8:36 "Indeed, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to avert [people] from the way of Allah. So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret; then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved - unto Hell they will be gathered." You can make conclusions from these lines.
"to avert [people] from the way of Allah" how much propaganda you hear, read from the mass-media? How much money is put into making bad image for Islam? How many Muslim scholars were accused and killed for being terrorists?
"So they will spend it; then it will be for them a [source of] regret" it is happening already. Russians also regret that the Northern Caucasus became a black hole of the Russian economy. They were not saying that until Islamist came to power. Americans are also upset. Europe is in economic crisis. None of the countries in Asia, or the Middle East are in economic crisis. In fact Turkey had a growth of 11% last year. The highest rate beating even China.
"then they will be overcome. And those who have disbelieved - unto Hell they will be gathered." - think about that.

The strength of Muslims is not in their numbers, technology, economy etc. The strength is in their religion. For you to understand them you need to understand Islam. The religions of Allah was under the same attack before. When Romans were feeding Christians, who were Muslims of that time, to lions or Egyptians were enslaving Israelites, who were Muslims of that time or others before them. You see Muslims are people who worship Allah on the terms of Allah and behaving the way Allah commands. Not something a human mind makes up because we make up lots of things and think we are the smartest beings.
In Response

by: eric d from: IF Idaho USA
October 06, 2011 19:53
The Muslims & the Jews have been carrying on their "unholy war" against "infidels" & "unbelievers" for thousands of years & the only result is the sacrifice of countless innocent lives in the name of religion. And so the perpetual Middle East Crisis & the Unholy War in the North Caucasus goes on...The Old Testament describes the self-perpetuating cycle of revenge killing & blood sacrifice carried on under the false moral law of "an eye for an eye..." which is the same old law currently followed by Muslims who carry out jihad against "infidels" & "disbelievers." Jesus Christ came to fulfill the "old law" & stop the self-perpetuating cycle of human sacrifice by preaching a higher moral law of mercy & forgiveness. But JC, like many early Xtians, was also sacrificed under the Roman law as a "scapegoat" & "martyr" to theOld Roman religion. The Christian moral law is still a higher law than the "old law" of revenge killing & blood sacrifice, though, even if most contemporary Xtians don't practice what they preach or follow the Xtian teaching...And it's still self-defeating for Musilms to sacrifice their own believers in pursuit of vengeance against "infidels" & "unbelievers," which simply spawns more hatred & keeps the self-perpetuating cycle turning...

Whatever "strength" Muslims then gain by inspiring a fanatic desire for vengeance in believers & convincing them to sacrifice themselves ("become martyrs") for their religion is then not only finally insufficient to defeat the strength of Western technology. economy, military etc. But it is also only a false moral strength that cannot defeat the higher moral law (whether Muslim, Xtian, Bhudhhist, or whatever...) which preachs "love thy enemy as thyself" etc... I confess I'm also incapable of following that higher moral law. all the time... And it's unfortunate that, after Sept. 11th, the Western world & its Xtian believers have pursued what often seems an unholy war against Muslims which only spawns more hatred between Muslims, Xtians & Jews. I make no excuses for Westerners & Xtians (whether Americans, Russians, or whoever...) who carry out assassinations & kidnap & torture people in pursuit of their "unholy war" against their supposed enemies. But I don't expect that "unholy war" will end if Muslims succeed in bringing down American military & economic power, just as it didn't end when the Soviet Union fell. It will only end when we abandon the old law of revenge killing & blood sacrifice & are capable of following the "new law" of compassion & forgiveness, even among enemies. Which, I don't suppose, will happen anytime soon. But it's worth thinking about, too..
In Response

by: Commiehater from: USA
October 03, 2011 00:03
Hey, KGB guy "eric D"(I hope your name is not Dick) read it again:
"The Chechen resistance is not only a volunteer guerrilla army of young volunteers, led by Dokka Umarov in the occupied territories. It is also Chechen refugees in Europe, public and political leaders - veterans of the two Russian-Chechen wars, wounded and former prisoners of filtration Russian camps, which are huge political and information activities to help the Chechen people and all oppressed peoples. They come out with appeals, applications to the international community and protest against imperial policy of the Kremlin." Alla Dudaev, an ethnic Russian and a wife of the president of Chechnya.
http://www.apsny.ge/interview/1258412302.php

by: Laura from: Detroit
October 06, 2011 15:33
What a joke. Everyone knows Al-Qaeda is a Western operation and that rebels in the Caucasus is just a ploy to justify Russian brutality in the region. What a pity people buy into this garbage!

by: Thomas from: Russia
October 08, 2011 13:59
Gordon Hahn Has been singing this song about the connection between al-qaida and the north caucasus insurgency for years. Two things are wrong with this. First, allthough the allegation has often been made, there has been been any tangible evidence for this claim. Never. Also, mr Hahn's sources are often ' anonymous Russian security offcials' and the likes, who have an obvious reason to emphasize true or untrue link between the north caucasus rebels and al-qaida.

by: Dagestan
October 09, 2011 16:51
No, Khan is right. After Obama recognized Umarov and the Caucasus Emirate as terrorists its time to make a link between Al-Qaeda and the Caucasus. For the North Caucasus its better to get involved into as many wars as possible. Learn new weaponry, tactics for future conflicts with the West after Russia is destroyed. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
In Response

by: eric d from: IF Idaho USA
October 11, 2011 21:40
After Obama has recognized DU & the North Caucasus Emirate as terrorists... Will he also recognize Vladimir Putin & the FSB as terrorists? Maybe you know better, but in the North Caucasus, it's often difficult for me to draw a clear line between terrorism funded by Al Qaeda & terrorism funded by Moscow. At least, that's what Anna Politokskaya & Alexander Liivinenko & Natalya Estimrova suggested. But since they've all been assassinated & nobody's directly proved Moscow was behind it, there's nobody to blow the whistle on the North Caucasus counter-terrrorism/terrorism racket. And with Obama caught up in his own counter-terrorist/terrorist war in Afghanistan, Obama's too busy pushing the reset button on Russia to seriously oppose the FSB's counter-terrorist racket in Chechnya & Dagestan. And so the terror goes on.. (PS: By the way, it's called the FSB, not KGB, now...)
In Response

by: Waffen SS
October 15, 2011 23:03
Who is "Anna Politokskaya"?
In Response

by: to Waffen SS
October 17, 2011 13:35
Waffen SS nice one. He is one of the "specialists" on the North Caucasus. He misquotes and says lies. For example he claims that Anna PolitKOvskaya (the human rights activist killed by Russian FSB) said that Chechen "terrorists" "pump full of heroin". This is a typical typical Russian lie.

Most Popular