Watch for revenge jihad attacks for this. “Russia sentences feared Islamist to life term,” from AFP, October 15:
A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison a suspected Islamist militant accused of organising terror attacks that killed 26 people and wounded 344.
Ali Taziyev — known in the Russian media by his nom de guerre, Magas — was believed to be the righthand man of Doku Umarov, the leader of Russia’s Islamist rebels and one of the primary plotters of bombing attacks against Russian targets.
Taziyev was also accused of organising a failed June 2009 assassination attempt against Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, head of the impoverished North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia, which neighbours Chechnya.
Russian media said Taziyev had served as the top military commander in Umarov’s Caucasus Emirat movement, which seeks to create an Islamic state along Russia’s volatile southern rim….