Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Article on Russian bomb blasts

My article on the terrorist attacks was published in the Washington Times today:

Bomb blasts in Moscow and Dagestan this week are just the latest ticks from Russia's Islamic time bomb. Russia's Muslims - estimated at more than 23 million out of a total population of 142 million - are a reminder of the country's bloody past. Alienated by a succession of horrific acts dating back at least to the 1850s, the "Black Widows" and their sympathizers seek revenge. Still, Russia persists with rhetoric recalling the worst in its history: Vladimir Putin promising to "drag them out from the bottom of the sewers into the light of God," while Dmitry Medvedev calls the Black Widows "animals."

Read the full piece here.