April 22, 2013

Boston's Longtime Connections to Chechen Jihad

J.M. Berger literally wrote the book on Americans who go to war in the name of Islam. So it's not surprising that he'd be the author of a lengthy piece over at Foreign Policy documenting Boston's connection to the Chechen jihad:

When Boston Marathon runners rounded the bend from Beacon Street last week, they were in the home stretch of the race. As they poured through the closed intersection, they ran past a nondescript address: 510 Commonwealth Avenue.

The location was once home to an international support network that raised funds and recruited fighters for a jihadist insurgency against Russian rule over Chechnya, a region and a conflict that few of the runners had likely ever given any serious thought.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:57 PM | Comments |