Islamic Terrorists Threaten Sochi Olympics

by William Teach | January 20, 2014 8:04 am

Don’t forget, al Qaeda is on the run, and we aren’t supposed to worry about this tiny, itty bitty subset of Islam. Heck, even mentioning it is surely Islamophobic

(ABC News[1]) Citing a new “surprise package” for Russia and Olympic spectators, Islamist militants in the North Caucasus Sunday launched a new threat to the Sochi Olympics with a purported “martyrdom” video by two suicide bombers who attacked a transit hub 400 miles away.

The video posted on a Chechen extremist site considered a credible platform for militant statements featured two unidentified men before the black flag of jihad and cradling AKMS rifles.

The duo — dressed in street clothes and without the usual trappings of jihadis — casually explained that Russians and those attending the Winter Games next month will not be safe as long as forces sent by President Vladimir Putin occupy the North Caucasus region near Sochi, Russia.

“We’ll have a surprise package for you,” one of the men said in the militants’ video. “And those tourists that will come to you, for them, too, we have a surprise. If it happens [the Olympics], we’ll have a surprise for you. This is for all the Muslim blood that is shed every day around the world, be it in Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, all around the world. This will be our revenge.”

The US government considers the threat very, very real, with the State Dept. posting an unusually strong travel advisory[2]. The Russians are deploying 100,000 security agents around the games, airport, and trains.

It doesn’t take a whole lot of Islamists to cause tremendous damage, injury, and death. They are highly motivated. They hate infidels. And there are plenty of Islamists out there in which to find a few crazies who will become homicide bombers, who are willing to embrace martyrdom for the religion. How many threats and actions will it take for the political Left around the world to acknowledge the problem from Islamists? Some even have an issue with mentioning that the threats are from Muslims. From the AP story[3]

During much of the 49-minute video, the two men speak to the camera while holding Kalashnikov automatic rifles. Behind them hang black banners with Arabic religious phrases similar to those used by al-Qaida.

As Jihad Watch[4] notes, “they aren’t just “Arabic” religious phrases, but specifically Muslim religious phrases.”

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