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Russians Bust Plot By Islamists to Attack Church Services


World  (tags: Russians kill Islamic militants suspecte )

Beth
- 619 days ago - ca.reuters.com
Security forces tried to stop a van in the Kabardino-Balkaria province on Sunday but its occupants opened fire and were killed in the ensuing battle, during which the vehicle caught fire, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.



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Beth S. (326)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:06 pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian security forces in a restive North Caucasus province on Sunday killed three militants suspected of planning attacks on church services during the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, authorities said.

Security forces tried to stop a van in the Kabardino-Balkaria province on Sunday but its occupants opened fire and were killed in the ensuing battle, during which the vehicle caught fire, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

It said that explosives, guns and ammunition were found in the van and that the men who were killed had been planning attacks on churches during services marking Russian Orthodox Christmas, which is on Monday

Deadly exchanges of gunfire between police and suspected militants at road checkpoints are common in Russia's North Caucasus, a string of provinces hit by an Islamist insurgency rooted in two separatist wars in Chechnya.

Kabardino-Balkaria, west of Chechnya, is mostly Muslim but has a sizable Christian minority.

President Vladimir Putin's 13 years in power have been marred by violence in the North Caucasus and attacks by the insurgents elsewhere, and he has called repeatedly for ethnic and religious peace during a new term that started last May.
 

bob m. (32)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:12 pm


40% muslim army in Russia..........?????????????????????????
 

Stan B. (124)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:51 am
Well done Russia.
 

Rob and Jay B. (120)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:43 am
This is a common event in the Russian Federation. There have been several Russian Orthodox Christian priests murdered by Islamists because they have baptized some of the thousands of Muslims converting to that church in Russia. The Russians and their government have been amazingly even handed with these crazies.
 

Carola May (20)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:46 am
With the Russians killing themselves with alcohol at an alarming rate now it is estimated that Muslims will be the majority there in not many more years. That is very worrisome with Russia's WMD's and huge oil deposits.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:15 am
Agreed, Stan. Rob and Jay, this is true, but even the preciously few imams in that area that speak out against radical (or true) Islam, get killed by Islamists. All countries need to be taking on Islamists with unflinching strength and resolve and nix them while the opportunity still exists, and it won't exist for long.
 

Gene Jacobson (252)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:22 am
"It said that explosives, guns and ammunition were found in the van and that the men who were killed had been planning attacks on churches during services marking Russian Orthodox Christmas, which is on Monday."

I've been wondering when this would begin in that part of the world considering so many of the countries the former Soviet Union gobbled up were largely Islamic. So it begins...
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:30 am
noted
thanks
 

Ge M. (217)
Monday January 7, 2013, 12:56 pm
Extract from BBC News http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17436481

More than two million Muslims now live and work in Moscow. It has become one of the biggest cities for Muslims in Europe and its few houses of worship can no longer cope.

During Friday prayers the historic building is overflowing and thousands of faithful are praying outside in the snow.

Cars honk their horns and local people struggle to get past on the pavements.

It is a scene repeated at all of Moscow's four mosques, as tens of thousands of Muslims gather for prayers every Friday.

The new Muslims are mainly young migrants from the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Poverty and conflict forced them to seek new lives in Russia, and millions of Uzbeks, Tajiks and Kyrgyz have found jobs and a new home in Moscow.

"There are too many of us," says Ulugbek, a young migrant from Uzbekistan. "We have to be grateful that there are mosques in Moscow. The city was not ready to host millions of us all of a sudden."

But others think that the authorities are ignoring the needs of the Muslim population.

Hasan Fakhritdinov, imam of what is known as the city's Historical Mosque, says that the existing facilities are just not enough.

"We are asking the authorities to let us build new mosques, but they are ignoring our demands," he says. "Now people have to pray outside in the rain or the snow."

Moscow's old Tatar Mosque is currently being transformed into a grand, new building. But even then it won't be able to accommodate all the worshippers.
 

Nancy Black (302)
Monday January 7, 2013, 1:28 pm
Noted, tweeted, and shared.More hatred, more religious obession, more blood, more death. Sad that religion leads to death.
 

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:18 pm
As Muslim population increases, so does violence against churches. This is Islam folks. Muhammad's henchmen wiped out Jews and Christians like crazy - this is how the "religion of peace" spreads. The Muslims don't care because non-Muslims are Kuffar. They are practicing their "religion." But what is really disgusting is non-Muslims cowering and not calling out Islam. As they kill us we apparently rather be enslaved and die than "insult" Islam. Thank God there are those of us who speak out against Islam and those Muslims who practice Muhammad's Islam. We need more people telling it like it is and not be controlled by the name-calling established by Muslims like "Islamophobe" or "hatemonger."
 

pam w. (191)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:44 pm
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of THUGS!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Monday January 7, 2013, 9:50 pm
The reason its not happening in the U.S. is because of the new, inconvenient airport security measures that were implemented after 9/11. They can't get into the country with explosives any more.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:09 pm
Finally, more stories are being released about the Muslim extremists in Russia. Terrorism is a new concept for Russia; it will be interesting to see what Putin is going to do.
 

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 1:29 pm
Allan, Islamic terrorism is nothing new to Russia. Several years ago in Beslan Muslim extremists took school children hostages. Several years before that they took over a whole theatre with lots of people inside. Killing on Moderate Muslims by Islamist extremists happens almost daily.

NGO don't like to visit Russia, it's too dangerous.
 
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