Not that the MSM would tell you, but Islamist terrorism is worldwide and strikes every infidel nation regardless of politics. The MSM can't tell you this because it strikes at the very heart of the progressive ideal that anyone who opposes America or her interests is somehow a victim. Russia and the US are widely regared as polar opposites politically and economicly, yet both nations have suffered at the hands of the religion of peace. And so it will remain until jihad is recognized for what it is and delt with accordingly. That much we have in common.
The warning will heighten fears that Monday's rush-hour suicide attack on the Moscow metro by two women may just be the start of a large-scale terror campaign.
Investigators have said they were trying to confirm whether the two women were part of what was originally a 30-strong female "martyrs' brigade
The terrorist who trained the brigade, an Islamist convert calling himself Said Buryatsky, was killed in a special forces operation earlier this month in Ingushetia, a strife-torn region bordering Chechnya. He was known as the Islamist rebel movement's ideologue-in-chief in southern Russia and the media had dubbed him "the Russian Bin Laden."
Investigators said the late terrorist, whose real name was Alexander Tikhomirov, had recruited 30 potential female suicide bombers in Chechnya and Ingushetia and dispatched them to Turkey to be taught the precepts of radical Islam in an unnamed Madrasah.
On their return to Russia, he had personally continued their "education." The women are known as "black widows" because they have usually lost husbands or close relatives in clashes with Russian forces and are motivated by a desire for revenge.
Nine of the original thirty brigade members are known to have already blown themselves up in the lawless North Caucasus region along Russia's southern flank where suicide attacks started up again last year after a long pause, and two more are thought to have blown themselves up in the Moscow metro on Monday.
But that, say investigators, leaves 19 "black widows" at large.
Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Thursday declared passage of American health care reform "a miracle" and a major victory for Obama's presidency, but couldn't help chide the United States for taking so long to enact what communist Cuba achieved decades ago.
"We consider health reform to have been an important battle and a success of his (Obama's) government," Castro wrote in an essay published in state media, adding that it would strengthen the president's hand against lobbyists and "mercenaries."
But the Cuban leader also used the lengthy piece to criticize the American president for his lack of leadership on climate change and immigration reform, and for his decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, among many other things.
All Democrat talking points. Is there really any question where progressives are going?
And he said it was remarkable that the most powerful country on earth took more than two centuries from its founding to approve something as basic as health benefits for all.
"It is really incredible that 234 years after the Declaration of Independence ... the government of that country has approved medical attention for the majority of its citizens, something that Cuba was able to do half a century ago," Castro wrote.
Several Oklahoma state lawmakers recently faced questions over their announced attendance at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma chapter's annual banquet (CAIR-OK). CAIR sent an email touting the attendance of Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, Attorney General Drew Edmondson, Department of Corrections Director Justin Jones, two state senators and seven state representatives. The email featured photos of several people including State Rep. Richard Morrissette and Attorney General Drew Edmondson.
Morrissette and Edmondson later said they would not attend the CAIR event after learning of CAIR's disreputable background. While this was good news for those who support the marginalizing of Islamist hate groups generally, and CAIR in particular, there are questions that Oklahoma’s politicians should be called upon to answer.
• Did any state officials bother to do even a cursory check on CAIR’s background before accepting invitations from CAIR? Considering the threat of terror present in the country today, it would appear that people on some official’s staff have dropped the ball.
• If a background check was done on CAIR before accepting an invitation, who did the check and what was the result(s)? Was Oklahoma law enforcement consulted? If so, what was its opinion(s)?
• State Rep. Richard Morrissette says he was not intending to attend CAIR’s event and that after learning more about the issue he informed CAIR he was disassociating himself from the group. The question he should answer is if he was not intending to attend, why did CAIR feel free to use his photo and imply he would attend? In addition, Morrissette should explain what was his opinion of CAIR before his attendance became public? What specific information about CAIR made him change his mind?
• Attorney General Drew Edmondson, candidate for Governor, also opted out from attending. Why did CAIR feel empowered to use his photograph? How does AG Edmondson feel knowing that a Muslim Brotherhood front group created to support Hamas was using him as a shill to feign legitimacy? Why isn’t the AG, the top lawman in Oklahoma, better informed about CAIR? Shouldn’t Oklahoma's AG be better informed of the threat of radical Islam and Islamist supporting terrorist groups? The AG has a lot of explaining to do if he wants to be Governor.
Kevin Calvey, a former state representative and candidate for U.S. Congress says it is inappropriate for elected officials to attend any CAIR event. He notes court action and FBI evidence exposing CAIR's ties to Hamas. Calvey has personally attended protests denouncing CAIR and turned down meeting with Razi Hashmi, the executive director of CAIR Oklahoma’s chapter unless Hashmi denounced CAIR. In a bleating response to Calvey's challenge, Hashmi insisted that CAIR is all about "building bridges" and "defending civil rights" of Muslims. “Having me denounce CAIR, that’s out of the question,” ... “I’d never do that.”
If it weren’t such a tragedy it’d be comedic that CAIR claims to be “building bridges” when their brothers in Hamas are working so hard on coming up with new ways to kill Jews, Americans, and anyone else who disagrees with their perverted religious ideology.
Razi Hashmi and his fellow Islamofascists at CAIR should never have legitimacy conferred on them or any group they associate with. Doing so gives aid and comfort to the very people that are working so hard to destroy our country from within.
CAIR and their fellow travelers must be shunned and exposed. The evidence against them is overwhelming and clear. Our political leadership, regardless of party, should be standing in the vanguard setting the example for the rest of us.
Or they should get out of the way of those who will.