North Caucasus: Is A Chechnya-Style Conflict Brewing In Ingushetia?
A group calling itself the Supreme State Council of Ingushetia (Majlis Al-Shura) has issued a statement on the Internet declaring a “jihad” against the Russian government in the republic of Ingushetia. Who speaks for the self-styled Supreme State Council is unclear. But the message has sent a chill through the republic, which neighbors Chechnya and has been subject to growing instability in recent months. The declaration of jihad by the Supreme State Council of Ingushetia appeared on 10 July on the kavkazcenter.com website. Its tone is uncompromising. The statement calls on every able-bodied Muslim in Ingushetia to drive what it terms “Russian invaders” from the republic until Ingushetian land is cleansed of infidels and injustice. It warns that “everyone who cooperates with the invaders” will be punished by death. Full Story