From Toronto to Dagestan; Canadian Jihadi Draws Parallels With Tsarnaev
A mess of rubble, ash and charred vehicles is all that's left at the desolate farmhouse where a Canadian Muslim convert died fighting his last battle alongside Islamist insurgents in the Russian region of Dagestan.
Boston Attacks Turn Spotlight on Troubled Chechen Region
With the Chechen background of the suspects in the Boston attacks, questions arise about a connection to the bloody conflict in the Russian republic of Chechnya, which has appeared calm for some time.
One Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect Dead, Other At Large After Shootout With Police
theodp writes "During the night, The Tech broke news that gunshots were reported at MIT near 32 Vassar Street (the Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences), and one officer was shot and taken to Mass General Hospital. MIT's Emergency Information page also reports that injuries have been reported. Sadly, CNN is now reporting that the university police officer has died. Look for updates on Twitter." The two suspects identified earlier as being behind the Boston Marathon bombings are believed to be responsible for this. They were found by police. One suspect, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed in a shootout. The other suspect, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is still being pursued. The Associated Press reports that the two are believed to be from the Russian region near Chechnya. During the firefight, the suspects threw explosive devices at police. Public transit in Boston has been shut down, and hundreds of thousands of people have been asked to ...
Livestream: Boston bombers 'from Russian region near Chechnya'
Police in Boston say one of the suspects in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev has died in custody. His younger brother Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large after a shoot-out with the police
Russian Region’s Hijab Ban Puts Squeeze on Muslims
Torn between education and their faith, Muslims in the Stavropol region find themselves at the center of an emerging debate over religion in Russia.