Do U.S. authorities really think this sort of thing cannot and will not happen here? In fact, it is coming quickly. “Muslim lawyer pledges to ‘cover Russia in blood,'” from IANS, April 25 (thanks to Stephen Gash):
Police in the Russian capital said on Wednesday they will examine a video in which a prominent Muslim lawyer pledges to “cover Russia in blood” if the authorities refuse to establish courts to implement Islamic law.
“May be you are foreigners here, and this is our home. We will set our rules, whether you want this or not,” Dagir Khasavov, a lawyer and aide to an upper house committee chairman, said in an interview with the REN TV channel.
“Any attempts to stop this will result in blood. We will turn the city (Moscow) into a second dead sea,” he was quoted as saying.
Russian Chief Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin condemned Khasavov’s statement.
Geidar Dzhemal, head of an influential group called Islamic Committee, said there might have been a “misunderstanding”.
A misunderstanding! Of course! These guys are always so hard to understand!