The same group that bombed Russia three times in Volgograd is now asking their followers to pray for a major earthquake in Sochi, Russia. The Caucasus Emirate wants an Islamist State in Russia’s North Caucasus.
“All who are able to read this letter can supplicate that the Almighty destroys the land in Sochi with an earthquake, and makes the infidels ‘drunk of water’ before Hell and drown in a flood!,” said the appeal posted online on Monday.
“The Games of the atheists and pagans! The pigs are so arrogant that they decided to host the Games on the ground where our ancestors shed their blood to defend Islam and Muslims. Even the blind can see it!”
“We know how the Russian infidels – those who we have been fighting for centuries in the Caucasus – have become arrogant and decided to hold the Satanic Games on the ground of the companions who brought Islam,” said the new appeal, issued by the Ingushetia media branch of the Caucasus Emirate.
“May Allah give the infidels in Sochi the last earthquake of their lives,” it said.
In July, their leader Doku Umarov, who is allegedly dead, told followers they must make the Olympic games a target in retaliation for Russians slaughtering Muslims when they conquered the Caucasus region in the 19th century. A female suicide bomber detonated a bomb in Volgograd in October and in late December, bombers attacked a train station during busy times and a bus at a busy market.
The video and numerous attacks sparked security concerns. The United States State Department issued travel warnings to athletes and visitors. The FAA banned carry-on liquids, gels and aerosols on flights between Russia and America.