With misunderstanders of Islam determined to commit mass murder in the cause of Islam at the Olympics, one would think that U.S. and Russian authorities would not be determined just to stop such attacks, but to stamp out their cause, and demand that mosques and Islamic schools institute transparent and inspectable programs teaching against this understanding of Islam. But no, that would be “Islamophobic.”
U.S. counterterrorism operatives are helping Russian security agents in the hunt for four female potential terrorists, including a “white widow” — the wife of a dead terrorist — who could already be inside the massive security zone set up for next month’s winter Olympics.
Ruzanna Ibragimova, the 22-year-old widow of a jihadist killed by Russian security forces, is believed to have traveled from Dagestan to Sochi, according to a Russian security bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com, along with photos of her. The bulletin and photos were distributed by the Russian security force FSB and Sochi security officials to U.S. and other security agencies late last week.
“The notice is the first sign that terrorists may have managed to penetrate the security cordon,” stated a bulletin from U.S. security forces that was obtained by FoxNews.com.
An intelligence source who spoke to FoxNews.com called Ibragimova a “white widow,” and explained that the term is used to jihadists’ widows who seek to “blend in” to mount attacks. But the term “black widow” is also prevalent as a description particularly of Chechen widows whose husbands have been killed in the ongoing fight against Russia.
U.S. forces are working with their Russian counterparts inside the massive, 1,500-mile security zone set up to prevent attacks during next month’s games. Sochi security officials are “looking for as many as four women,” a source told FoxNews.com.
“According to our information, Ms. Ibragimova may be used by the ringleaders of illegal armed groups for the organization of terrorist acts in the zone of the 2014 Olympics,” read a bulletin put out by the FSB, which has also been distributed to hotels in the Sochi area.
Ibragimova is believed to have traveled to Sochi on Jan. 11, or the next day. She was spotted recently on the street outside the foreign ministry near Sochi, a source told FoxNews.com. She was described as a white widow and known member of a Chechen jihadist group.
“Russia has deployed 40,000 police and security personnel in a “ring of steel” around Sochi to deter attacks by Islamist militants from the nearby North Caucasus republics,” the U.S. bulletin states.
U.S. and international experts have become increasingly concerned about security in the zone, in light of recent attacks and a call from Doku Umarov, the jihadist leader who has been described as Russia’s Bin Laden, for attacks and to stop Russia from hosting the games.
“We have our athletes over there and they are targets, so practically all our terrorism and national security agencies are operating over there,” the source said, explaining U.S. security and intelligence agency’s involvement in counterterror operations leading up to and during the Olympic games.
On Sunday, a video was posted online by a group identifying itself as Vilayat Dagestan by two men claiming responsibility for recent suicide bombings of a train station and bus that killed 34 people in Volgograd. In the video, the men warn that other suicide attacks will follow.
“We’ll have a surprise package for you,” the men in the video said. “And those tourists that will come to you, for them, too, we have a surprise…This will be our revenge.”…