By Theodore Shoebat
A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev still continues on; his brother Tamerlan, was killed in a shootout. Both are from Chechnya, a fact which will be sparking more interest in two very significant regions of the Muslim world which has not received the attention they deserve: the Balkans and the Caucasus.
While much of these are still Christian, substantial parts are Muslim, such as Albania, Chechnya, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dagestan, and Azerbaijan. While the persons in question are Chechen, it must be comprehended that this is not the first time we have experienced jihad from people of these regions.
In 2007, a young Bosnian Muslim named Sulejman Talovic–within six minutes–shot nine people in the Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City, killing five people and seriously injuring four others, before being shot dead by officers.
As he was opening fire on victims, he shouted Allah is great, and the night before the massacre he told his girlfriend that “Something is going to happen tomorrow that you’ll never be able to forgive me about”, and that this day will be “the happiest day of his life and that it could only happen once in a lifetime.”
Before he came to America, Talovic is said to have seen a vision of a white horse “with two beautiful eyes”, symbolism which is most definitely Islamic related.
Muslims from the Balkans and the Caucasus are some of the most zealous and violent followers of Islam. After the Ottomans conquered them, they were the most loyal warriors for the cause of the Caliphate. They are bigger in stature, and tend to have more inclinations to brutality than their follow Muslims in the Middle East.
The Chechen jihad is amongst the most momentous of the Islamic world, and in the Syrian revolution a good amount of Chechens are fighting against the Assad regimen. One journalist gives this description of the austerity and reclusiveness of the Chechen jihadists in Syria:
The Chechens were older, taller, stronger and wore hiking boots and combat trousers. They carried their weapons with confidence and distanced themselves from the rest, moving around in a tight-knit unit-within-a-unit.
The Muslims of Eastern Europe are not quite like those of the Middle East, and Americans are going to have to start getting used to hearing of terrorists attacks coming from these very people. Just to show you how ruthless the jihadists from the Caucasus and the Balkans are, here is a video of a massacre conducted by Eastern European Muslims–this is the type of mentality the Tsarnaevs have, and Americans are completely clueless to it:
I predict that there will be more attacks from Muslim fundamentalists coming from the Balkans and the Caucasus; and since we are still stuck with our obsession with tolerance and multiculturalism, my prediction is found with greater strength.
Theodore Shoebat is a Christian apologist and scholar, and author of the book, For God or For Tyranny