Once again we see a violent jihad terror group, in this case Takfir Wal-Hijra, ground its message solely and explicitly in terms of Islamic theology — the one thing that Western authorities have suicidally committed themselves not to discuss.
“Group of 15 “˜religious extremists” arrested in Moscow, explosives, weapons seized,” from RT, November 27:
Moscow police have arrested 15 members of Takfir Wal-Hijra, an extremist organization. The cell had a stash of weapons and explosives, which was seized in the police raid.
Takfir wal-Hijra means Excommunication and Emigration. That is, the group’s name refers to the perceived need to declare many Muslim individuals and groups heretics and apostates, and to emigrate to non-Muslim lands in order to subvert, subdue, and subjugate them under the rule of Sharia.
The cell was exposed and busted thanks to ongoing investigations into crimes not related to terrorism, the Interior Ministry reported. Members of the group were involved in various acts of crime to fund their activity.
Fourteen radicals were arrested overnight in the east of the city, while another was apprehended hours later at a different location.
Police seized three improvised explosive devices complete with detonators. One of the bombs was designed to be belt-stripped.
Among other items discovered were bomb components, handguns, grenades, ammo and extremist literature, the ministry statement said.
“Extremist literature” including the Qur’an, as you can see in the photo above.
Takfir Wal-Hijra is a radical Islamist organization, which was formed in Egypt in the 1970s.
Members of the group adhere to one of the most fundamental forms of Islam and observe very strict rules, including a ban on being photographed, documented and often even talked to by non-members.
It was not reported to have any cells in Russia or neighboring countries until about five years ago, Elena Suponina, head of the Center for Asia and Near East of the Russian Institute for Strategic Research told RIA Novosti.
The expert added that the cell detained in Moscow may not have a direct connection with Egyptian ranks of the organization, but rather just used the well-known name.
“Still since they share the ideology and are prepared to resort to violence to reach their goals, they are certainly dangerous,” she said.
The underground organization mostly focuses on propaganda and recruiting new members, although they are known to occasionally use violence, the expert said.
Back in 1977, Takfir Wal-Hijra was crushed by Egyptian security forces in response to the murder of an Islamic scholar and a former government minister….