October 27, 2002 Special Dispatch No. 434

Pro-Chechen Islamist Website: Islamic Religious Interpretation Permits Killing of Prisoners

October 27, 2002
Special Dispatch No. 434

On the Islamic internet site which is hostile towards the Russians, and is probably run by Chechens, there are a number of unsigned articles which deal with Islam's position towards prisoners. Drawing upon Islamic religious sources; e.g., the Koran and its interpretations as well as other traditions about the Prophet's conduct, the articles advocate a position which permits the killing of prisoners if their killing benefits the Muslims. ...

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