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Statement of Chechen Commander Shamil Basayev ^ | November 2 2002 | Shamil Basayev

Posted on 11/02/2002 9:58:59 PM PST by ganesha

Statement of Chechen commander Shamil Basayev Posted on Saturday, November 02 @ 03:44:37 ICT on Voice Of Taliban

Auzu billahi mina sheytani rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim

Praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds who have created us Muslims and blessed us with His Mercy Jihad in his straight path. Peace and Blessings to Muhammad, his family, his companions and to all those who follow him in straight path until the Dooms day.

Reconnaissance - diversionary detachment of shaheeds «Riyadus-Salihin» conducted a successful operation in the very den of the enemy, in its very heart, in the city of Moscow. The goal of the operation was an attempt to stop the war, to stop genocide of the Chechen people and in case of a failure to demonstrate to the whole world that the Russian leadership without hesitation and regret is capable of annihilating its own citizens in the center of Moscow in the most brutal way; to force all Russian nationalists to feel through their own experience (on their own skin) all the niceties of the war unleashed by Russia and force it back to where it belongs (where is has come from).

Although, regretfully, we have not achieved our main goal - cessation of the war and stopping of genocide of the Chechen people, we have achieved realization of the majority of the goals pursued by us, Insha Allah, and we praise God for the help and mercy He has been bestowing upon us. There were up to forty shaheeds involved in this operation who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of Faith, Honor, Freedom and independence of our Motherland. They have been rewarded by Allah and may Allah give us all the strength, courage, piousness to follow to the end in this path straight and with dignity. We admire their faith, courage, determination and May Allah let us also finish our life path with dignity in the path of Allah and in the name of Allah. Allah Akbar!

There is a good Russian proverb: what goes around - comes around. Glory to Allah, today we have managed to return the war to the place whence it has come. We have returned it into the den of the aggressor and we were amazed to have found out that it was not an aggressor, not a country in a war. It happened that they were innocent peaceful civilians who had gone to the theatre for a rest.

In this respect, a question involuntarily arises - and who are the three and a half thousand children under ten years old who have died in three years of this inhumane bloody butchery in Chechnya? Who are then over the four thousand children who have been crippled, left without legs, eyes, paralyzed? Who are those who have been turned full orphans in three years of the war? And there over 30 thousand of them. Who are 3500 people who have gone missing, who have been taken away from their homes or detained in streets and whose fate remains unknown until now? Who are the 200,000 of the killed women, elderly, sick, children and men? Who were they?

This military diversionary action has not only demonstrated slavish, animalistic indifference of the Russian population, but it has also displayed loathsome hypocrisy of the world community. The whole world was condemning the action for three days. The whole world was expressing condolences and sympathy with the Russian nationalists. Had they expressed the tenth part of that condemnation because of the innocent victims of the bloody carnage in Chechnya, the war would have ended and the events in Moscow would have never taken place.

Our shaheeds went to Moscow not to seek someone's support and not for some public opinion and not to cause someone's sympathy or commiseration. They went to Moscow to stop the war or to become shaheeds. They went with a slogan "Victory or Paradise" and they have acquired Paradise, Insha Allah!.

Next time the ones who will go will not be putting forward any demands, these ones will not be seizing anyone. These ones will just one main goal: annihilation of enemies and inflicting upon the enemy the maximum possible damage.

Insha Allah, sooner or later, whether they want it or not, both Russian people and Russian leadership will have to stop this bloody carnage. They will have to be forced to stop this war and come to peace and they will be forced to get out of our land. Sooner or later, we shall gain victory and until then, until one Russian soldier remains in Chechnya, this war will continue, but from now on it will continue both on the territory of Chechnya and on the territory of Russia, country - aggressor.

I request the President of Chechnya, Amir of the State Committee of Defense of Madjalis - Shura of CRI to accept my resignation from all duties and also I request him and my comrades in arms to forgive me for concealing the preparation and conduction of this military operation.

I also relieve myself of the powers of the Amir of the Madjalis of the Muslims of Ichkeria and Daghestan and the Amir of the Islamic International brigade as well as all other posts, apart from the Amir of the reconnaissance - diversionary battalion of shaheeds «Riyadus – Salihin». Also, I relieve myself of all the duties apart from the duties towards the families of the shaheeds. I call upon all the mujahideen and the whole Chechen nation to stand even firmer behind the Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov and the leadership of the mujihadeen and I call upon all the shaheeds to join the ranks of the reconnaissance diversionary battalion of the shaheeds «Riyadus – Salihin». There is one very good, and what is more important Chechen saying: only a war stops a war. And May Allah help us in that. The best of the two -

Victory or Pradise. Allah Akbar !!!

Amir of the reconnaissance diversionary battalion of the Chechen shaheeds

«Riyadus – Salihin»

Abdallah Shamil Abu Idris.

Department of operative information,


2002-11-01 18:50:03

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: chechens; chechnya; russiantheater; shamilbasayev
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1 posted on 11/02/2002 9:59:00 PM PST by ganesha
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To: ganesha
Allah this, Allah that. What the f is this moron babbling about?
2 posted on 11/02/2002 10:02:52 PM PST by dennisw
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LINKS OF INTEREST: "MOSCOW POLICE USE MATTRESS TO ARREST SUSPECTED REBEL" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Police in Moscow have arrested a suspected Chechen rebel who was carrying a large amount of poisonous mercury. They received information about Sergei Krymgerei who is allegedly a member of a gang headed by Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev. Police say he was carrying nearly 18 pounds of mercury in a bottle and they used a mattress to stop him from breaking it open.") (ARTICLE NOTE: The bottle containing the alleged mercury was described as a champagne bottle.) (103102) "RUSSIANS PROBE AL-QAEDA LINK AS MOSCOW SIEGE ENDS WITH 150 DEAD" ***UPDATE: Various news reports are stating that there is 118 people dead at this time. (102702)

CNS "CHECHEN TERRORISTS LINKED TO AL QAEDA" by Julie Stahl (102402) - MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE Special Dispatch Series No. 434: "PRO-CHECHEN ISLAMIST WEBSITE: ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATION PERMITS KILLING OF PRISONERS" (ARTICLE NOTE: THE Islamist website is (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "In an article titled "A Guide to the Perplexed Regarding the Permissibility of Killing Prisoners," which appeared in the column "Jihad News from the Land of the Caucasus(1)" the author suggests that the Islamic religious scholars present five different alternatives, drawn from the various interpretations of the Koran: 1) A polytheist prisoner must be killed. No amnesty may be granted to him, nor can he be ransomed. 2) All infidel polytheists and the People of the Book (i.e., Jews and Christians) are to be killed. They may not be granted amnesty, nor can they be ransomed. 3) Amnesty and ransom are the only two ways to deal with prisoners. 4) Amnesty and ransom are possible only after the killing of a large number of prisoners. 5) The Imam, or someone acting on his behalf, can choose between killing, amnesty, ransom or enslaving the prisoner.") (102602)

3 posted on 11/02/2002 10:03:12 PM PST by Cindy
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To: ganesha
So basically he's no longer working with the regular guerrillas and instead is focusing forming some suicide bombers (shaheeds)?
4 posted on 11/02/2002 10:05:44 PM PST by Angelus Errare
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To: dennisw; Hoplite
"Allah this, Allah that. What the f is this moron babbling about?"

Why don't we ask hoplite...he adores the islamic cause...well...he sure does in the Balkans!!

5 posted on 11/02/2002 10:14:47 PM PST by crazykatz
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To: crazykatz
Milosevic was on the right track.

Klinton and the Democrats slaughtered thousands of Christian Serbs for doing the very thing we must now do in order to preserve our way of life.

6 posted on 11/02/2002 10:21:09 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Tropoljac
I was referring to his solution to the Muslim problem.
10 posted on 11/02/2002 10:29:21 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Tropoljac
Go dig a long trench in your backyard, stand a few hundred of them in front of it and I'll show you.
12 posted on 11/02/2002 10:33:00 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Tropoljac

You've got to be kidding me.

Do the Islamists spare woman and children?

Their religion and culture is insane.

It will either be reformed so as to coexist with western civilization or it will be wiped out.

14 posted on 11/02/2002 10:41:43 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: ganesha
Nuke Chechnya with 48 hours notice. The radioactivity should keep the land uninhabited of the islamotrash for a few decades anyway...
16 posted on 11/02/2002 10:46:18 PM PST by ApesForEvolution
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To: ganesha
Looks like Allah spin!

$%%%#! ^^&*%%$$^&&&%%&! ***&%&&^%! Idiot!

Sorry, lost it for a minute.

18 posted on 11/02/2002 10:50:14 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Tropoljac
So you're calling for the genocide of 1 billion people?

No I'm calling for them to be forced to drink beer, eat pork and ogle pretty girls like the rest of the sane people on the planet do.

This war will be won with McDonalds and Budweiser as much as it will be with bombs.

19 posted on 11/02/2002 10:54:56 PM PST by Rome2000
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