Apparently the three ISIS jihadists who slaughtered 43 people and injured 240 in Istanbul, are from Russia (Muslim Chechnya), Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, areas from which many ISIS fighters originate.
UK TelegraphThree suspected ISIS jihadists from the former Soviet Union have been identified as being responsible for the attack on Istanbul airport, which left 43 dead and 230 injured. One of the bombers was named by officials as Chechen Osman Vadinov, who crossed into Turkey from Raqqa, the Islamic State’s stronghold in northern Syria, last month.
The trio were reported to have been part of a seven-person cell who entered the country on May 25. All three are understood to have Russian passports in their possession.
Sources have also revealedt that it’s feared a second cell is about to attack imminently.
There are estimated to be as many as 2,000 jihadists from Russia’s North Caucasus fighting with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, many of whom veterans of the separatist Chechen war. They have a reputation as being some of their most fearless, battle-hardened fighters.
While ISIS is yet to claim responsibility, Binali Yildirim, Turkey’s prime minister, said evidence was growing that the extremist group was behind the attack. Investigators are carrying out DNA tests on the bombers’ remains, but if confirmed it would be the first attack on foreign targets by Chechen and central Asian jihadists on behalf of the Islamic State.
Mr Yildirim speculated whether the suspects; a Chechen from Russia, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyzstan national, carried out the triple suicide bombing in response to Turkey’s renewed relations with Russia.
The attack took place hours after the two countries agreed to mend ties, which had been strained since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane taking part in its military campaign in Syria late last year. However, terrorism experts were doubtful this was the motive, pointing instead to ISIS’ repeated threats to target Turkey and the country’s recent crackdown on militants at the border.
Police on Thursday detained 13 people, three of them foreigners, in dawn raids across Istanbul in connection with the attack, the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey this year.
“Earlier today, the police raided 16 locations to detain 13 ISIS suspects, including three foreign nationals,” one official confirmed. The raids unfolded simultaneously in Istanbul’s working-class neighbourhoods of Konak, Bucak, Karabaglar and Bornova.
Police say they found three hunting rifles and documents relating to the Islamic State group. The suspects were reportedly in contact with ISIS militants in Syria and were engaged in “activities that were in line with the organisation’s aims and interests,” including providing financial sources, recruits and logistical support.
The three men in Wednesday night’s attack are said to have hired a first floor apartment in the district of Fatih – 12 miles from the airport – 32 days ago and signed a one year contract. An estate agent who rented the gang the property said they spoke in Russian and showed him Russian passports.
Neighbours have revealed the trio “spoke to no one” during their stay but were often heard arguing loudly. Security officials believe the three men are part of a cell who trained with ISIS in Raqqa within the last year.
Investigators combing the apartment for evidence found the men had installed a metal door on the inside of their front door.
One of the men, dressed in a red T-shirt, has been named as Osman Vadinov, a Russian national. Security officials are hunting a fourth member of the gang who is believed to be on the loose. Police found notebooks and “manuals” near to the apartment which had been dumped by the gang.
A taxi driver who picked them up told police the men were speaking Russian and were “calm and measured” and he “had no suspicions of them at all.”
‘Muslim Advocates’ president, who managed to get all references to jihad, Muslim, and Islam purged from the 9/11 Commission Report and FBI training manuals, because she consider them bigoted, is unable to give Ted Cruz an answer when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism in America.
On the heels of yet another horrific Muslim terrorist attack, the White House is planning to rally U.S. businesses to give jobs to refugees (instead of to out-of-work Americans) ahead of a September summit where Barack Hussein Obama will urge world leaders to boost humanitarian funds by a third and double the number of Muslim refugees being resettled in the West (while not demanding that the oil-rich Arab Muslim Gulf States take in any)
Reuters U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Wednesday that the Obama summit during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations would also aim to get one million refugee children in school and one million more refugees access to legal work in the neighboring countries they fled to.
“The summit is by no means a panacea; even if we hit every target, our response will still not match the scale of the crisis,” Power told the United States Institute of Peace, adding that it would boost the number of countries trying to help.
“We need businesses, big and small, to do more too; which is why tomorrow, the White House is launching a private sector call to action, which will rally companies to do their part, from providing jobs to donating services to refugees,” Power said.
The United Nations refugee agency said last week that a record 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders.
Power said the United Nations estimates that some 1.2 million refugees globally need to be resettled elsewhere because they are unsafe or their needs are not being met, but that in 2015 only 107,000 people relocated.
“Even as the crisis continues to grow – many countries are making no effort at all to do their fair share,” Power said.
“While we often overstate the security threats and economic costs of resettling more refugees, we routinely understate the likely consequences of failing to muster the global response that is needed,” Power said.
She said groups like Islamic State, al Qaeda and Boko Haram stood to benefit from a failed response to the refugee crisis as a central part of their narrative was that the West is at war with Islam.
She said the United States intended to meet its goal of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees, out of a total 85,000 refugees, this year and slammed calls by some Americans to halt the refugee program following attacks in Paris and Orlando. “Ignorance and prejudice make for bad advisors,” Power said.
Of course, this concept of ‘free speech’ only lives in the wet dream fantasy world of Muslims, of whom there are no moderates because there is no moderate Islam. There is no radical Islam. Islam is Islam. Just ask any honest Muslim, if you should ever run across one.