It’s strange, but I, like probably many freedom fighters, have to prove to the left and liberals that Islam is violent. This is so even though every day many Muslims try to prove it by committing acts of terrorism, killing and torturing innocent people just because they are not followers of Islam.
For me, it is not news that people can act, incited by the true Quran. Because I met them. I have even done reports from the places of execution. When, for example, women were shot for adultery and prisoners were held in damp earthen pits, and then their throats publicly cut, and 11-year-old girls were married off to 50-year-olds, and trafficking in human beings was commonplace, I was in captivity. I miraculously escaped. But, unfortunately, I have to prove that violence is an ordinary everyday event for Muslims.
Violence is taught by the Quran and Mohammed. And no common sense or scientific evidence convinces most Muslims that it is nonetheless wrong.
From Georgia alone, according to various sources, between 300 and 700 mujahideen are fighting on the side of the Islamic State in the territory of Syria and Iraq. Several high emirs are natives of Georgia. They tell us in numerous interviews that they have passed through Georgia to Turkey, and from there to Syria and Iraq. They talk about it and about how they have also taken their families, fathers, mothers, wives, brothers and sisters. And they are proud of this fact.
In Syria, Batirashvili, who took the name of Emir Umar al-Shishani, headed one of the units of the jihad group then known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which now calls itself simply the Islamic State.
The International Crisis Group organization has repeatedly stated that Batirashvili’s group regularly opens fire on civilians and detains people for execution.
Interestingly, what Osama bin Laden sowed in the 1996-98 year is bearing fruit in the 21st century. I have written for Jihad Watch about the road of death through the Caucasian ridge, but if the mujahedeen were then heading to the North Caucasus, now they go to the Middle East.
A few months ago, the Georgian government announced that it had agreed to open a center for training Syrian mujahedeen to fight the Islamic State. Such centers have been opened in Turkey, Jordan, and probably in many other countries as well. But as we already know, many mujahideen who have been trained in these places have “accidentally” found themselves in the ranks of the Islamic State’s jihadists.
I remember that during the Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Chechens supported Azerbaijan. The number one terrorist Shamil Basayev and many other mujahedeen took an active part in the Karabakh war against the Armenians.
A few days ago in Donetsk in the Ukraine, about 35 to 40 mujahedeen were killed; they were under the command of the Chechen Brigadier General Isa Munayev, who was also killed. The death of Munayev was later confirmed this through his ally, the press officer of the battalion, Amina Okueva Dudayev. She also reported that the new battalion commander was her husband, Adam Osman, whom Russia accuses of plotting the assassination of President Vladimir Putin. Among the jihadists were the former deputy defense minister of Azerbaijan, Isa Sadygov, who once participated in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as other mujahedeen such as Ruslan Eltav, Ilyas Musayev and Ibbu Sheikh. According to Amina Okueva, the battalion had 200 men in all, but according to official data on the participation of people from Chechnya in the fighting, the battalion Dudayev named actually had more than 300 volunteers.
In 2006, after the second jihad in the Caucasus, which began in 1998, Isa Munayev was granted political asylum in Denmark.
Now the question that should arise for European leaders: is there a link between the jihadists in Ukraine, those in Europe, and those in Syria and Iraq? The mujahedeen come to Ukraine with arms and ammunition. Against whom can these weapons be used later? Is there a possibility that jihadists who are now fighting on the territory of Ukraine and those who will be produced in Georgia will be able to get to Europe or the U.S.? And that’s to say nothing about the Middle East and the border of Israel; getting into Syria, Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia never presents any special difficulties.
Interestingly, the opening of a base for the training of the mujahedeen and the opening of the railway connecting Azerbaijan to Georgia and Turkey coincided in time. Add to this the lifting of sanctions against Iran, and the connection of this country to Europe via Iran-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey. All this does not help bring peace to the Middle East, or to Ukraine. It is much more likely that it will intensify the activity of sleeper terrorist cells in Europe.
Maybe in all this there is a hidden meaning, and we just do not notice. Maybe this is the proof that Islam will become the dominant force in Europe, and we just have to get used to it. But can’t we stop this violence? If the United States could destroy the Iron Curtain and free the people from Communism, why can’t it stop the “green invasion”?
There are Caucasian mujahedeen in Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Georgia, and circumstantial evidence proves that the Obama administration is unable to stop the “green invasion” in the Middle East. The administration even contributes to its penetration in Europe. It’s one thing to suffer the attacks of a few terrorists and martyrs, but it’s another thing to deal with a well-organized group consisting of several hundreds and perhaps thousands of mujahedeen on the outskirts of Europe.
Who finances the non-Muslims who are fighting in Syria along with the Islamic State? Evidence that the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East are related has already appeared. An interesting fact surfaced a few days ago. In Ukraine, in the battle against the separatists, one of the Georgians who was killed was a Christian, a former military man. He was killed by a sniper. The Georgian state organized his funeral. A few days before his death, he gave an interview to one of the Georgian media outlets, in which he proudly stated that he, together with other non-Muslims, was taking part in the fighting in Syria. This proves once again the inability of the international community to stop the migration of foreign mujahedeen to the Middle East and back. This Georgian was a mercenary. He was paid for his participation in the conflicts in both the Ukraine and Syria.
Who paid for him to join the ranks of the Syrian Muslim mujahedeen? How did he get to the Middle East and back? How many other non-Muslim mercenaries are there? Who is sending them and paying them? These are questions to which Obama and other Western leaders should know the answers. But I do not think they do.