Monthly Archives: April 2011

Russia’s Mega-Mosque Problem

Erick Stakelbeck
CBN News Terrorism Analyst

My CBN News colleague George Thomas recently spent time on the ground in Moscow, where he put together a typically outstanding report on the push by Muslims in Moscow to build huge mosques.

It will be interesting to see how Putin, Medvedev and Co. react. On one hand, they are locked in a continuing struggle against Islamic jihadists from neighboring Chechnya.

Yet on the other hand, they have fully embraced the jihadist mad mullahs of Iran, assisting them with their nuclear program and providing them with advanced weaponry.

It’s a schizophrenic approach, to say the least. Click on the viewer below to watch George’s report.




US policy on Muslims an insult – Chechen Head

Uploaded by RussiaToday on Apr 19, 2011

The North Caucasus still remains the main terrorist hub in Russia. RT spoke with Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen republic to find out what is being done to combat the problem.

Book Excerpt: One Soldier’s War by Arkady Babchenko


Babchenko was drafted in the Russian Army in 1995 and served in the first Chechnya War. In 1999 Babchenko re-upped to fight in the Second Chechnya War, “I have no answer to why I went back there again. I don’t know. I just couldn’t help it. I was irresistibly drawn back there. Maybe it was because my past was there, a large part of my life. It was as if only my body had returned from that first war, but not my soul.”


Book Excerpt: One Soldier’s War by Arkady Babchenko

Terrorist trainer taken down in road check fire-fight

RussiaToday on Apr 18, 2011

Russian officials have confirmed one of the figureheads for Islamic radicalism in Southern Russia has been killed. Widely known as Emir Hassan, he’s been linked to a series of terrorist attacks, including last year’s Moscow metro bombings. RT’s North Caucasus correspondent Madina Kochenova reports