“The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, says that it has foiled two major terror plots in two weeks in Moscow and in southern Russia which were allegedly prepared by men with links to IS.” The Islamic State, and the jihadis in general, will keep advancing until they are stopped by force. That is all. The West will have to decide whether it has the will to stop them, or if instead it is simply going to surrender.
“Putin: 20 terror plots foiled in Russia this year,” Associated Press, October 20, 2015:
MOSCOW — Intelligence agents have foiled 20 terror plots in Russia this year, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday, and asked officials to increase their efforts to prevent attacks.
Just a few hours after Putin’s announcement, police said they had detained 20 members of a banned Islamic organization in the Moscow region….
Speaking Tuesday at a ceremony at the Kremlin, Putin said in televised comments that the FSB intelligence agency this year had foiled 20 terror plots, arrested 560 militants and killed 112 others in Russia’s North Caucasus in raids and clashes….
The FSB, the main successor to the KGB, says that it has foiled two major terror plots in two weeks in Moscow and in southern Russia which were allegedly prepared by men with links to IS.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement later Tuesday that authorities have “destroyed a cell” of the Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir in the Moscow region. Hizb ut-Tahrir, which preaches a radical brand of the Islamic faith but has renounced violent methods, is banned in Russia and several Central Asian nations….