First there was Chechnya, and now Kabardino-Balkaria. The jihadist Kavkaz Center has posted a communique from an Islamic group there. Note the consistent and repeated religious references. These are designed to win over Muslims who may be on the fence. Note also the protestations that they do not engage in terrorism and do not target civilians. If so many mujahedin didn’t engage in terrorism and target civilians, this wouldn’t be necessary.
In the name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious!
Praise Allah, the Lord of the worlds!
Peace and blessings be to Prophet Muhammad, to his family, his disciples and to all of those who followed him until the Day of Judgment! And then:
We are notifying everyone that by mercy of Allah the Military Council of Kabardino-Balkaria Yarmuk has been formed today. Units of Yarmuk have been deployed all across the territory of Kabardino-Balkaria and are now starting to carry out the assigned combat missions in accordance with the requirements of Jihad.
We are announcing that Fighters of Yarmuk were taking part in the latest combat operation in Chegem District of the Republic….
We are Mujahideen! We are Warriors of Allah!
We are not fighting against peaceful civilians, especially against peaceful guests.
We are not fighting against women or children, like Russian invaders are doing in Ichkeria.
We are not blowing up sleeping people, like FSB of the Russian Federation does.
We are stating that any terrorist acts that can happen in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria against peaceful civilians is the job of the Russian FSB and Kabardino-Balkarian pro-Russian police.
We are fighting against tyrants and bloodsuckers, who put the interests of their mafia clans above the interests of their nations. We are fighting against those who get fat at the expense of impoverished and intimidated people of Kabardino-Balkaria, whom they brought down to their knees. We are fighting against the invaders and aggressors, who seized the Muslims land and are running the show and who are playing the master.
People of Kabardino-Balkaria!
These mere apologies for rulers, who sold themselves to the invaders, have made drug addiction, prostitution, poverty, crime, depravity, drunkenness and unemployment prosper in our Republic. It is their corrupt policies that undressed our daughters and our sisters and brought them to lechery and permissiveness.
They, along with their Kremlin’s masters, are the ones provoking interethnic strife in Kabardino-Balkaria by their criminal and unjust rule.
On their orders Muslims of Kabardino-Balkaria get kidnapped and tortured. On their orders our mosques are getting closed down. And on their orders the ban is put on spreading of the religion of Islam, the religion of Truth and Justice. Probably for the first time in 1,400 years of Islam, a mosque has been built which is not called a mosque, but some Â«building of clerical administration of Muslims of Kabardino-BalkariaÂ». It means that ordinary Muslims of Kabardino-Balkaria are not allowed in the mosque without having a special permission!