April 23, 2013

Boston Bombers and Shariat Jamaat

If the Boston bombers were affiliated with any terrorist group, it could be one that is relatively unique and one very few Americans know anything about– Shariat Jamaat. It is difficult to determine any specific terror affiliation connected with the Tsarnaeva brothers at this time. What is known about the two brothers can lead to pinpointing international connections, if such connections did in fact exist.

The Boston bombers were originally from Dagestan, Russia and followed the religion of Islam. While many reports claimed they were from Chechnya, we now know this to be untrue. Chechnya rests to the west-north west of Dagestan and the Terek River runs through both locations.

Why reports initially stated they were from Chechnya remains unclear. Maybe such reporting was sparked due to geographical ignorance. Maybe the reports were sparked due to knowledge of Chechnya’s Islamic radical terror crisis and the links Al Qaeda has with Chechen fighters. That doesn’t matter, but what does matter is getting the two bomber’s place of origin correct—Dagestan.

Dagestan is unique for multiple reasons. There is no dominant ethnic base in Dagestan. However, there is a rise in the Islamic Salafi ideology (the very ideology behind Al Qaeda) and Islamic extremism. One terrorist group dominates in Dagestan, and if either or both brothers were affiliated with an Islamic terror group, it could be that of Shariat Jamaat (Dagestani Shariat Jamaat).


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is an internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence professional. He has taught domestic and international organizations in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and physical security related issues. He has briefed some of the highest government officials ranging from ambassadors to members of Congress and Pentagon staff. He is author of the book Contracted: America's Secret Warriors and Contracted II: America's Terror Trackers, and Going Rogue: The Compilation.

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  • SEAN SPOONTS

    I don't think that the source of the initial reports about them being Chechens is unclear at all.  Watch the TV interview the Uncle gave where he identified them(and himself) as a Chechen and stated that their actions brought shame to the "Chechen ethnicity."  There has been a lot of displacement of the population in Chechnya over the last century.  They may have been 'born' in Dagestan but remained ethnic Chechens never the less.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7Fs14cS8Y

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    I don't think that the source of the initial reports about them being Chechens is unclear at all.  Watch the TV interview the Uncle gave where he identified them(and himself) as a Chechen and stated that their actions brought shame to the "Chechen ethnicity."  There has been a lot of displacement of the population in Chechnya over the last century.  They may have been 'born' in Dagestan but remained ethnic Chechens never the less.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lx7Fs14cS8Y

  • Tango9

    the fuck with the lame linkys on shit I typed?  Nono.  Stop that shit C..

  • CJCJ

    Old PH2 CJCJ OH NO YOU DI'INT -  It's on now! Ever wonder what might be the most stolen sign in Europe? Hint - it's in Austria.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria

  • CJCJ

    Old PH2 CJCJ OH NO YOU DI'INT -  It's on now! Ever wonder what might be the most stolen sign in Europe? Hint - it's in Austria.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fucking,_Austria