Thursday, April 8, 2010

"The Black Widow Bombers"

More than 50 people were killed and another 100 injured in suicide bombings this week in the Moscow metro and in a town in the turbulent North Caucasus region of Dagestan, raising fears of a new bombing campaign against the Russian heartland.

Photographs of a young woman, obtained by Reuters from a law-enforcement official in Dagestan, showed her dressed in a black hijab and holding a grenade.

Another photograph showed the woman holding a pistol. The same photograph was published in the Kommersant newspaper on Friday.

The source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue, named her as Dagestani-born Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, the widow of 30-year-old Umalat Magomedov, a prominent insurgent killed by Russian forces on December 31.

Abdurakhmanova also used the name of Dzhanet Abdullayeva, the source said.

Magomedov, who was shown in the photographs holding a pistol, styled himself as the "Emir of the mujahideen of the Vilayat Dagestan," a local Islamist group, the source said.

The Russian Prosecutor-General's main investigations unit later identified the same woman as the bomber.

"A native of Dagestan, Dzhanet Abdullayeva, born in 1992, detonated explosives at the Park Kultury metro station," it said in a statement, giving no further details.

Officials said two female suicide bombers -- known in the Russian media as "Black Widows" -- killed at least 40 people on packed Moscow metro trains during the rush hour on Monday.

The first bomb tore through a metro train just before 8 a.m. as it stood at the Lubyanka station, close to the headquarters of the FSB. A second bomb was detonated less than 40 minutes later in a train waiting at the Park Kultury metro station.

The suicide bombings in Moscow and Dagestan follow a surge of violence over the past year in the patchwork of North Caucasus republics, where Russia has fought two wars against Chechen separatists since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union.

Read the rest of this story here.

So, why do you think that Muslimahs are starting to get so involved in these types of activities? Do you think that they are merely following what their husbands are doing? Are women in these war-ridden regions becoming more and more frustrated? Is this a justified reaction? What are your thoughts on this subject???


  1. May Allah rest her soul. I belive they were fighting for a free chezchnea and misunderstood alot of things about our religion obviously. I dont think she was following her husband but I do think it was some sort of way to get revenge.

    May Allah bless them both.

  2. I refuse to send blessings to them! Are you serious!??

    This "Muslimah" killed herself (a grave sin in Islam) and killed MANY others!

    This is honestly horrible! Truly no excuse!

    Do you all have any idea about how many women in general are in jail due to following the advice and idiotic and criminal ideas of a husband, boyfriend/baby daddy? Too many! This is another example of that bull!

  3. That picture doesn't look like religious misunderstanding. That looks like a couple of people who think it is cool to play gangsta. Doesn't suicide constitute disbelief in Allah?

  4. No that action is not justified.

    And this is not fighting for Allah (swt)

    This particular issue seems like a payback killing or whatever. Since her husband died, she wants to kill a lot of innocent people...

    It's scary that now women are doing this. Before it was said the best way to fight terror was to keep Muslim girls in school, and whenever the terrorists blow a girls school up - to build more! Because educated women, educate their kids.

    But now..I dont know.
    What I DO know is that it's a sad event.

  5. The muslim brotherhood in Chechnya and Dagestand are constantly fighting witht he russian forces. nothing is fair on the battlegrounds. the region is poverty stricken, who knows what that girl had to go through in her life. She looks like a pretty child

  6. she is very beautiful and looks innocnet. must have been in a lot of emotional distress to do what she did..


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