Big surprise. Note that he says that these attacks were “revenge.” Jihad attacks are always framed as revenge, because from the standpoint of Islamic law only defensive jihad is justified at this point — also, to frame mass murder in this way helps take the sting out for sympathizers to the cause who may be stopped short by the barbarity of attacks like these. “Islamist group claims Moscow bombings,” from World News Australia, April 1 (thanks to Twostellas):
A Chechen militant leader has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings on Moscow’s Metro that killed 39 and wounded scores of others.
In a video statement recorded on Monday, Dokka Abu Usman, the leader of the Islamist “Emirate of the Caucasus”, said the motive for the deadly blasts was revenge.
Usman said the attack was to avenge “the massacre by Russian invaders of the poorest residents of Chechnya and Ingushetia, who were picking wild garlic in the Arshty village on February 11, 2010, to feed their families”.
In the clip, published on Chechen Internet site The Kavkaz Centre, he warned of fresh strikes against Russia, saying the troops stabbed their victims to death and then “mocked” their corpses.
He warned Russians that the “war will come to your streets, and you will feel it with your own lives and skins.”…