Skip to comments.Ukraine detains three suspected Islamic militants
Posted on 10/30/2009 3:08:54 PM PDT by Cindy
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, Oct 26 (Reuters) -
SNIPPET: "Yuri Lutsenko said the men, Ukrainian citizens from the southern Crimean peninsula, were suspected of belonging to al-Takfir wal-Hijra, which originated in Egypt and is linked with activities in North Africa.
Lutsenko said explosive materials, detonators, a Kalashnikov rifle and cartridges, firearms instruction manuals, and propaganda material propagating extreme Islam were found in seven places.
Pamphlets also linked the men to Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a group that has said it wants to establish a global Islamic caliphate by peaceful means and is well known in Central Asia.
"A network of the extreme Islamic movement al-Takfir wal-Hijra, which is banned by many countries in the world, is spreading in the Crimean territory of Ukraine," Lutsenko told journalists.
"I find it strange that "Revival", a gazette published by Hizb-ut-Tahrir, which is also an Islamic extremist organisation banned by the majority of the world's countries, is printed freely, especially in Crimea," he added."
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October 30, 2009
AL-TAKFIR WAL-HIJRA, NOW IN UKRAINE
Yes, Ukraine. The Crimea to be precise.
Posted on 30 October 2009 @ 21:07 GMT
The Cossacks know how to deal with them.
Tatars? Karay Tatars have traditionally not been very fanatical. They have been fairly tolerant of Jewish and Christian Tatars. I wonder if the KGB has a hand in this.
I have no further info except what is posted rmlew.
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