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Muslim Rebels using "Black Widows" to send a message to Russia Government. Do terrorists use religion as weapon?

Senior Russian officials say terrorists from the troubled Northern Caucasus could be behind two deadly explosions that ripped through Moscow's subway during morning rush hour on Monday. Female suicide bombers are suspected of carrying out the bomb attacks that killed at least 36 people and injured dozens more.

The blasts occurred during the morning rush hour in central Moscow. The first was at the Lubyanka metro station near the headquarters of the Russian State Security Service, known as the FSB, the successor to the Soviet KGB. The second came 40 minutes later at the Park Kultury station near the city's well-known Gorky Amusement Park.

In a televised Kremlin meeting, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov said preliminary information indicates the first device contained the equivalent of four kilograms of TNT, the second up to two kilograms. Bortnikov also shared a possible motive.

Peter Fedynsky | Moscow29 March 2010


Asked by Anonymous at 8:28 AM on Mar. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (5)
  • All terrorist attacks in recent years in Russia are connected with the residents of the Caucasus. These people say about their religious motives themselves. Russian has always tolerated other religions. In Soviet times, living near Muslims, Jews and Christians. Today, religion is given too much attention. Russian became afraid of Muslims.I'm sorry that terrorism makes people hate each other. If a person publicly declares that he is a Muslim, the surrounding people will be afraid of him. So behave even children in schools. Muslims prefer not to advertise their religiosity. The terrorists are guilty not only of death, but also that they are killing our souls, our trust.

    Answer by Balalaika at 2:54 PM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Terrorists use everything and anything (and anyone) as a weapon

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:45 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • Of course!

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 8:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • No they use religion as a justification for their violence. To say religion is the weapon is very disrespectful to that religion.

    Answer by lori232 at 11:27 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

  • They do not use religion as a weapon per se'.
    Religions is part of their righteous justification for their actions.
    Regardless of the religion that the "terrorist" adheres to.

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:10 PM on Mar. 29, 2010