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  • Russia mourns victims of Beslan terrorist attack 9 years after the tragedy

    09/01/2013 12:25:35 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 8 replies
    Voice of Russia ^ | September 1, 2013
    A three-day remembrance ceremony has got underway in the North Ossetian town of Beslan in southern Russia to commemorate the victims of a bloody hostage raid on a local school nine years ago.At 9:05 am Moscow Time on Sunday, the bell rang in the courtyard of Beslan's school No. 1 to signal the beginning of wreath-laying in the gym where more than 1,200 schoolchildren and teachers had been held hostage by terrorists during the first three days of September 2004. Funeral music will be played in the gym for three days. People from Beslan and other cities will come to...
  • Sexual Terror: The Untold Stories of Beslan Jihad

    08/25/2009 4:38:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 56 replies · 3,815+ views ^ | November 18, 2008 | by Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, Ph.D
    SNIPPET: "From the days of Prophet Muhammad, sexual terror has been an integral part of Islamic Jihad. The siege of the Beslan School by Islamic Jihadis in 2004 was no exception as reveals Dr. Schurman-Kauflin. -- Editor, MA Khan Excerpt from Chapter 1, “Disturbed: Terrorist Behavioral Profiles” (2008) On September 1, 2004, terrorists stormed a school in Beslan, Russia, and perpetrated one of the most heinous terror attacks in history. Though many people may have heard of this attack, it is very likely that most do not know what really happened there. The reality is so dark that few dare...
  • Our Hope, Our Children, Our Responsibility in Fighting Jihad

    09/03/2008 2:26:26 PM PDT · by nw_arizona_granny · 15 replies · 262+ views
    United States ^ | September 3, 2008 | Jeffrey Imm
    Our Hope, Our Children, Our Responsibility in Fighting Jihad September 3, 2008 Jeffrey Imm, Anti-Jihad League of America Sources: As children return to schools, we are reminded that they are our hope for the future, but they are also the target of Islamic supremacists around the world. We need to defend the future, hopes, and lives of these children, and assume the "grown-up" duty as responsible adults for defending them from the ideology of Islamic supremacism and Jihadist terrorism. On September 1, 2004, 770 children were kidnapped by Jihadists in Russia in a small town of Beslan....
  • Beslan memorial plan angers Russian Muslim leader

    04/05/2007 1:53:53 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 33 replies · 1,053+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04 Apr 2007 14:18:01 GMT | By Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Plans to build a memorial to the 333 hostages killed three years ago in the Beslan school siege have sparked a row between Christians and Muslims in Russia. The local Russian Orthodox diocese says it will build a church in the grounds of Beslan's school No. 1 to commemorate the victims -- half of them children -- killed in a clash between insurgents and Russian troops. But one of Russia's leading Muslim clerics has accused the Orthodox church of trying to hijack a national tragedy by building a memorial that he said would exclude the...
  • The Truth About Beslan - What Putin's government is covering up

    11/08/2006 1:55:07 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies · 693+ views ^ | 11/13/2006 | David Satter
    It is now all but certain that the terrorists' attack on the school could have been prevented. According to internal police documents obtained by the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow knew four hours in advance that an attack on a school in Beslan was planned for September 1, 2004. The information came from a man named Arsamikov who had been arrested in the city of Shali in Chechnya. The information, however, was not acted upon. Equally puzzling, the terrorists trained for weeks without interference in the woods in the republic of Ingushetia, which neighbors...
  • Hostage-takers 'wanted to talk' (Over 330 People Murdered And No Mention The Perps Were Jihadists)

    05/31/2005 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 11 replies · 881+ views ^ | 31 May 2005 |
    Vladikavkaz - The lone surviving hostage-taker of the deadly Beslan school siege in the southern Russian republic of North Ossetia told the court on Tuesday that the group would have released hundreds of children if politicians they had requested had arrived to negotiate. Nurpashi Kulayev said: "The commando chief, the colonel, was ready to release 150 children for each of the negotiators if they had come." Kulayev was speaking during his trial in the supreme court of North Ossetia in Vladikavkaz, 20km from Beslan. According to authorities, 1 128 people were taken hostage on September 1 with 330, including 186...
  • Beslan terrorist to be Chechnya deputy

    08/27/2005 8:17:05 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 227+ views
    Financial Times ^ | August 27, 2005 | Neil Buckley
    Shamil Basayev, the self-professed terrorist behind the siege of a school in Beslan last year, has been named deputy prime minister in Chechnya's outlawed rebel leadership, in what may indicate a radicalisation of the separatist movement. Aslan Maskhadov, the former rebel leader killed by Russian forces in March, had distanced himself from Mr Basayev, throwing him out of the rebel leadership in 2002. But Mr Maskhadov's successor, Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev, has named him first deputy chairman of his cabinet, overseeing national security and internal affairs. This came days before the anniversary of the attack in Beslan in North Ossetia, neighbouring Chechnya,...
  • Saddest Story: "They aimed a grenade launcher at the children & blew them up" (HBO doc on Beslan)

    08/31/2005 6:59:35 AM PDT · by dead · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 31, 2005 | Linda Stasi
    One year ago, Chechen terrorists stormed an elementary school in Beslan, holding more than 1,000 kids and adults hostage for three days... When the siege ended, 171 children and more than 200 adults were dead. The horror of the ordeal will be remembered tomorrow on HBO's incredibly powerful, moving documentary, "Children of Beslan," one of the most heartbreaking you'll ever see... The film begins with home-video footage... we see gorgeous, happy kids, thrilled parents, grandparents, teachers and others on the first day of school. Every kid has colorful balloons as they mug for the cameras.When the guns started to go...
  • Russia starts trial of police over Beslan massacre

    03/26/2006 12:56:18 AM PST · by Number57 · 6 replies · 361+ views
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Thursday began trying three local policemen for failing to stop the 2004 Beslan school massacre but victims' relatives said they were being made scapegoats for the mistakes of their superiors. The three policemen are the only officials being prosecuted over the bloodbath, which happened after gunmen linked to separatists in Chechnya seized the school. The death toll from the siege was 331 people, half of them children. Prosecutors told the trial in Beslan that the officers' carelessness allowed the heavily-armed gunmen to slip through a security cordon and reach Beslan. "As a result...
  • Three Days in September: A Review and Warning (Beslan)

    05/26/2006 6:07:21 AM PDT · by 2banana · 16 replies · 495+ views
    Israpundit ^ | May 26th, 2006 | Jerry Gordon
    Three Days in September: A Review and Warning Filed under: Front Page, Opinion, Islam, USA, Media A grisly graphic documentary on Showtime Cable TV about the siege in Beslan by Chechen Mujahideen by Jerry Gordon My wife and I watched “Three Days in September” last night. It is a made for TV documentary on the Showtime Cable network about the assault by Mujahideen rebels, and siege involving more than 1200 parents and students hostages on September 1, 2004 at the century old School No. 1 in Beslan in Ossetia in Southern Russia located 30 miles from the war ravaged Muslim...
  • Surviving Beslan gunman jailed for life

    05/26/2006 2:28:57 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 11 replies · 329+ views
    ninemsn/AP ^ | 5-26-06
    AP - The only suspect known to have survived the Beslan school siege has been convicted over the deaths of more than 300 people - many of them children - and sentenced to life in prison, touching off an emotional scene in which the mothers of some victims tried to attack the defendant in court. The verdict returned by the court in southern Russia ended a yearlong trial in the September 2004 hostage-taking that survivors and relatives of those who died say has left essential questions unanswered. The attack killed 331 people, more than half of them children, as well...
  • The School (Beslan Massacre)

    07/08/2006 2:55:20 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 36 replies · 2,422+ views
    Esquire Magazine ^ | June 2006 | C.J. Chivers
    SEPTEMBER 1. AFTERNOON. THE GYM. Kazbek Misikov stared at the bomb hanging above his family. It was a simple device, a plastic bucket packed with explosive paste, nails, and small metal balls. It weighed perhaps eight pounds. The existence of this bomb had become a central focus of his life. If it exploded, Kazbek knew, it would blast shrapnel into the heads of his wife and two sons, and into him as well, killing them all. Throughout the day he had memorized the bomb, down to the blue electrical wire linking it to the network of explosives the terrorists had...
  • (Beslan backlash?) Atlant Did Not (want to) Carry Five Muslims

    06/16/2006 7:09:21 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 28 replies · 870+ views
    Kommersant. ^ | June 15 2006
    Atlant Did Not Carry Five Muslims Egyptian newspaper Akbar El-Hawadeth reported yesterday on the incident with Russian citizens in Sharm El Sheikh airport. Captain of IL-86 aircraft of Atlant-Soyuz company asked five Muslim passengers, 3 women in hijabs and 2 men, to leave the board before the plane took off. The captain acted so according to the demands of other passengers. Atlant-Soyuz stated the pilot’s actions are absolutely justified. Representatives of Muslim community say they “treat such episodes with understanding.” The captain of IL-86 aircraft flying to Moscow from Sharm El Sheikh asked five passengers who caused other passengers’ suspicions...
  • Russia: Beslan hostage-taker gets life

    05/26/2006 4:04:42 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 9 replies · 515+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | May 26, 2006 | staff writer
    Beslan hostage-taker gets lifeFrom: Reuters From correspondents in Vladikavkaz May 26, 2006 A RUSSIAN court has sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life in prison for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people. Nurpashi Kulayev, a Chechen carpenter born in 1980, was found guilty on all charges, which included terrorism and murder. He had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had requested the death penalty for Kulayev, but Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov said a current moratorium on capital punishment ruled that out. "(Kulayev) deserves the death sentence but because the Russian Government has introduced a moratorium on...
  • A New Year’s Jihad Retreat (At a Presbyterian Church Campground)

    12/29/2005 5:37:23 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 1,586+ views ^ | Dec 29, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    Watching the ball drop, twirling a noisemaker, kissing your sweetheart, and making a resolution that rarely comes to pass -- everyone looks forward to the memory of a new year. But one group will be ringing in the New Year a little differently…through a children’s jihad retreat, with a guest speaker who exalts terrorists and another who is linked to al-Qaeda. The majority of Islamic organizations within the United States have, at one time or another, been cited for their connections to terrorism, whether by support of terror groups or through actual terrorist activity carried out by its members. Two...
  • Minister witnesses grief of shattered Beslan

    09/18/2004 12:02:52 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 5 replies · 316+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/18/04 | Michael Ireland
    The Russian leader of an international Christian group that worked with some of the children slain by Islamic terrorists in Beslan says he was overwhelmed by the grief "hanging in the air" of the North Ossetian town in the wake of the massacre. Valentin Vasilizhenko, national director of Russian Ministries' "Association for Spiritual Renewal," described the atmosphere as he drove into Beslan from a nearby airport with other colleagues. "I could sense the anguish, sorrow, and grief that was just hanging in the air. It was so thick. We just couldn't drive," he said. "We had to get out of...
  • Rapes in Beslan: in Muhammed's Footsteps

    09/13/2004 7:57:35 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 131 replies · 13,094+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 13 September 2004 | Srdja Trifkovic
    The media in the United States have been oddly fastidious in failing to report one aspect of last week’s horror in Beslan: that several Russian girls were raped by Muslim terrorists in front of their parents and classmates. The failure to report rapes in the Russian school was at odds with the eagerness of American journalists, a decade ago, to report ad nauseam on the entirely fictitious "rape camps" supposedly run by Bosnian Serbs in which Muslim women were allegedly subjected to similar degradation. That Muslim propagandists and their Western abettors should have resorted to this particular whopper is especially...
  • Ex-policeman 'masterminded Beslan terror'

    09/12/2004 12:36:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 500+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9/12/04 | Tom Parfitt
    A police sergeant from Ingushetia who disappeared six years ago is accused of being among the ringleaders of the Beslan siege. Officials of the republic's interior ministry believe that Ali Taziyev, who worked for Ingushetia's external security division protecting government officials, has turned into a ruthless killer since he was caught up in a kidnapping involving Chechens in 1998. His family believes that he is dead, but the interior ministry claims that he joined the Chechen rebel movement and has taken part in several operations against Russian forces, under the codename Magas. Officials now suspect that he was one of...
  • Russian vow 'a threat to everyone' (Asylumed Chechen leader shrieks in fear)

    09/08/2004 11:14:22 AM PDT · by Destro · 115 replies · 4,330+ views ^ | Sep 8 2004 |
    Russian vow 'a threat to everyone' Sep 8 2004 Russia's threat to target "terrorists anywhere" is a danger to Britain, Europe and the rest of the world, a top Chechen separatist based in the UK has warned. Akhmed Zakayev said the vow meant Russia may try to assassinate Chechens wherever they are, regardless of international boundaries. And he warned that sent out a "very disturbing signal to all civilised countries". Mr Zakayev, an envoy for Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov, also rejected claims by Russia that he should face a renewed extradition attempt following the Beslan school massacre. The separatist,...
  • The New York Times Fingers Judao-Christians in Beslan Deaths

    09/07/2004 6:17:23 PM PDT · by chiller · 59 replies · 2,225+ views
    The Dawn Patrol via The Corner (KJL) ^ | Tuesday, September 07, 2004 | The Dawn Patrol
    I know that's a strong headline, but imagine you're a person who only gets his or her news from the New York Times. For many people, that isn't much of a stretch. You open up today's Times to the Page 3 feature on the Beslan horror. It doesn't mention that the terrorists were Muslims. I know, I know. The sun rose today in the east, the sky is blue, roses are red, and the Times won't call terrorists Muslim. What else is new? How about altering a quote specifically to remove any implication that the Beslan terrorists were Muslims? The...