Skip to comments.Al-Qaida link to school massacre?
Posted on 09/06/2004 11:46:05 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
While Russia marked its first of two official days of mourning, authorities said at least 10 of the 32 supposedly "Chechen" terrorists responsible for the school massacre that killed more than 400 people were actually Arab nationals.
The disclosure gives credence to suggestions that the attack was more than an operation by "separatists" involved in a regional struggle for a breakaway republic it is part of the "global jihad" of Islamists vs. the West, Christianity and Judaism.
A statement on the Internet reportedly made by a group loyal to Osama bin Laden's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri backs Russian claims that international Islamic terrorist groups were involved in the school siege in Beslan.
In fact, analysts say Islamists with international goals infiltrated the Chechen movement between 1994 and 1996.
In addition, as WND reportedly exclusively, the Beslan operation closely followed the terror roadmap laid out in issue 10 of Al Battar, al-Qaida's online training manual.
The terrorism roadmap, written by Abdel Aziz Al Moqrin, leader of al-Qaida's Saudi Arabian cell who was killed in June, provides a detailed and simplified "Kidnapping for Dummies" guide.
Prior to the kidnap-hostage raid in Beslan, two passenger planes were destroyed in bomb blasts, killing 89 people. Ten people died last Monday from a suicide bomb attack near a Moscow subway station.
Meanwhile, the school in Beslan, home to a mostly Christian populace, is to be turned into a memorial.
The building would be turned into a memorial, while a new school "will be shortly built at a different site," North Ossetian government spokesman Lev Dzugayev told Rossia TV channel.
After clearing of mines and booby traps planted by the terrorists, the devastated school building was opened today for the relatives to pay homage to their loved ones, who died there in the three-day long siege.
Russian TV channels showed many parents and relatives of the hostages placing flowers and open plastic water bottles on what used to be floor the school gym, where 1,184 children and adults were kept in hot and stuffy atmosphere without water, forcing many to drink their own urine to quench their thirst.
The Christian relief organization Barnabas Fund is appealing for assistance for the victims of the brutal terrorist attack on a school in Christian-majority North Ossetia.
The horrific attack on School No.1, Beslan, in North Ossetia, has shocked the world. Over 400 hostages were killed, nearly half of them children. Nearly 400 others are in hospital, with gunshot wounds and burns.
North Ossetia, a Christian-majority republic within the Russian Federation, has until now mainly enjoyed peace and stability, despite its proximity to conflict-wracked Chechnya. The victims of the terrorist atrocity were mainly from Christian families, both Orthodox and Protestant.
Oh no. We shouldn't deal with the terrorists and terrorist supporting nations with a big stick. We should be kinder and gentler. We should negotiate with them, and talk to them. Only with kindness can we fight these atrocities.
Gag me. Every time I hear about this, it reminds me of how much I hate the idea that Kerry is even running for office.
So half of the terrorists were Arabs, not Chechen Seperatists. Gee, who knew?
Terrorism = Muslims
They recognize no innocents, none of them should be recognized as such. There is no such thing as a good Muslim. They are an evil death cult that should be erased from the earth.
I seriously hate html. LOL
Sorry it was so hard to read. I forgot to put the break tags in the html.
Thanks for the thoughtful response.
I know that not all Muslims are terrorists. However, I also know that is a tenet of Islam that the entire world must submit to Allah. This is a basic principal of the religion, no matter what form it takes.
Now, not all Muslims follow the extreme teachings of the Islamists, and instead prefer a "softer" approach, a missionary approach, like those in the Ahmadiyya movement.
But whether they are in league with the terror masters or not, they all share the same belief, as it relates rather directly to ME; that is, in their way of thinking, I have only three choices. Convert to Islam, accept dhimmitude and become a second-class citizen, or be killed.
I have a real problem with all of those options.
However, I am willing to live in peace with those human beings who do not threaten me. Aside from saying that, I am diametrically opposed to their belief system, and the rather insignificant fact that there may be a "silent majority" who secretly don't agree with Islamist terrorism means nothing when stacked up against the very real truth that all over the entire world, anywhere there are Muslims and non-Muslims, there is Muslim-sponsored butchery.
The "Religion of Peace" Muslims are virtually invisible. The Bad Guys speak for Islam with words of world conquest. Until this situation reverses itself, I will mistrust the adherents of Islam, and consider them to be blood enemies, as evidenced by their own bloody hands.
I'll try not to be so long winded this time...
I appreciate your respectful and insightful counterpoint. I was actually expecting to be berated and flamed, if not by you then by someone else. I'm glad to see that isn't the case. Yet another reason I love this site.
As far as your stance goes, I totally understand and in some ways agree. The main reason I chose to respond is that I tend to get upset when I see or hear such blanket statements made. In the area that I live, statements like that can get people killed, and I imagine that may be the case in many areas.
In any event, I'm generally pleased with the manner in which people respond to one another on this site, and your counterpoint only supported that view. I'll probably make a point of looking for threads you frequent, if only to enjoy more of your thoughtful commentary.
Thanks again. Just out of curiousity, where are you from, are you still in the Middle East?
I'm not in the Middle East anymore, which I'm pretty happy about considering the powderkegs that keep going off.
I'm in Texas now.
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