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9781574888317

The Wolves of Islam

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-12-28
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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At a little past 9:00 p.m., on October 23, 2002, nineteen young women and twenty-two men bounded from minivans and sprinted through the front doors of the sprawling Dubrovka Theater Center in Moscow. Once inside, the troop hurriedly changed into their costumes and, following a well-rehearsed script, took their designated places for the evening's dramatic finale. These people were not, however, actresses and actors starring in the hit musical Nord Ost, which was entertaining a sellout crowd of 711 spectators in the concert hall. They were Chechen Islamic terrorists-suicide hostage-takers who had come to Moscow to die and take their audience prey with them, unless the Russians immediately withdrew from Chechnya. The Dubrovka theater siege ushered in a new hostile escalation in the fanatical Islamist Chechens' ten-year fight against the Russian state. The "wolves of Islam" have adopted terror with maximum civilian casualties as its strategic weapon of choice, are employing the Palestinian model of suicide terror against civilians, and may be plotting with al Qaeda to conduct international terrorist operations abroad. In Wolves of Islam Paul Murphy tells the story of the principal cast of characters. To drive Russia out of the North Caucasus, Chechen terrorists carry out horrific acts of unimaginable terror. Individually and collectively, they have led Chechnya down the road to chaos, political anarchy, economic ruin, and physical destruction, as they continue to prosecute their Islamic holy war.

Table of Contents

Sources, Methods, and Acknowledgments xi
Prologue 1(6)
I Shamil Basayev: Russia's Osama bin Laden 7(25)
The Beginning
7(2)
Two Grenades for Yeltsin
9(2)
In the Footsteps of Imam Shamil
11(1)
Establishing Terrorist Credentials
12(2)
Drinking Georgian Blood
14(2)
Jihad Training in Afghanistan
16(1)
Doing Dudayev's Dirty Work and the First Chechen War
17(3)
The First Suicide Mission to Moscow
20(4)
Enter Arab Fighters and a Dirty Bomb
24(3)
The "Grozny Offensive"
27(1)
A Terrorist Turns Reluctant Politician
28(4)
II "The Black Arab" and the Wahhabi Factor 32(15)
Embodying the Islamic Warrior Persona
32(1)
Khattab's Real Combat Movies
33(2)
Slaying Armed Russian Infidels—A Religious Calling
35(3)
Suspect in the Red Cross Murders
38(1)
Khattab's Terrorist Schools
39(1)
The Closed City and Wahhabi Subversion
40(4)
The Little Wahhabi Republic
44(3)
III Two Presidents and Two Armies 47(20)
Raduyev, "The Lone Wolf" Terrorist
47(2)
Wolves Have Come to You!
49(4)
Rising from the Dead
53(3)
The Thorn in Maskhadov's Side
56(3)
Shootout at Teatralnaya Square
59(3)
The Jamaat Military Alliance and the
Berezovsky Hostage Deals
62(3)
What Raduyev's Islamic Manifesto Had to Say
65(2)
IV The Godfather of Kidnapping and the
Ideologist of Apocalypse
67(1)
People for Sale
67(6)
Mutiny in Gudermes
73(2)
The Akhmadov Brothers
75(2)
Beheadings and Betrayal
77(2)
The Many Faces of Movladi Udugov
79(3)
Udugov's Respectable Day Job
82(3)
The Great Chechnya Ideologist
85(2)
Another Maskhadov Betrayal
87(3)
V Holy Wars in Dagestan and Bombs in Moscow 90(18)
The "Brothers" Basayev
90(1)
The Holy Mission
91(3)
Ganging Up on Maskhadov
94(3)
Establishing the New Imamate
97(6)
Khattab's Bombs in Moscow
103(5)
VI The Wars that Shamil Started 108(26)
A War to Establish Islamic Rule Everywhere
108(2)
Wolves Are Trapped
110(2)
Planning How to Fight the Jihad
112(3)
Basayev's "Bee Sting" Guerrilla Tactics
115(2)
Targeting Civilians in the Terror War
117(5)
Basayev's Second Suicide Battalion
122(3)
Did Basayev Really Sink the Kursk?
125(1)
Assassination Terror
126(2)
Udugov's Information Wars
128(3)
The Maskhadov-Udugov Internet Wars
131(3)
VII The Chechen Money Tree 134(22)
The Chechen Mafia Branches
135(1)
Oil Theft, Narcotics, and Counterfeiting
135(2)
Embezzlement and the Sale of Nuclear Materials
137(2)
The Captives-for-Sale and Berezovsky Branches
139(1)
Pakistan and the "Noble Cause of the Chechen Muslims"
140(1)
Saudi and Jordanian Branches
141(3)
Chechnya's Turkish Commissars
144(3)
Azeri Traditional Routes
147(1)
The Shevardnadze Trail
148(1)
International Islamic Branches and Other Assistance
149(3)
Internet, Personal Appeals, and Video Sales
152(1)
The Osama and Afghan Branches
153(3)
VIII Hunting Down Terrorist Wolves 156(13)
Sinking the "Titanic"
156(3)
The Trial and Sentencing of Raduyev
159(2)
Dancing with Wolves
161(2)
Khattab's Lethal Letter
163(3)
Death of the Messenger and Terror Retribution
166(2)
Is Basayev Dead or Alive?
168(1)
IX Nord Ost 169(28)
A Leaderless Jihad
169(3)
The Summer of Radicalization
172(3)
Military Offensives and Planning Terror
175(4)
The Dubrovka Siege
179(13)
Terrorists Killed at Dubrovka: The Official List (With Items Found on Body)
192(5)
X The Third War 197(24)
A New Terror War
197(5)
Recognizing Terror as the Greatest Threat to National Security
202(2)
Who Are the Real Masters of Chechnya?
204(7)
What's Ahead—Are Wolves Thinking Globally Too?
211(10)
Epilogue 221(21)
Basayev's Terror "Whirlwind"- 5 July 2003-5 June 2004
221(1)
"Black Widows" Hunt at a Rock Concert-5 July 2003
221(3)
Death Stalks Moscow's Main Street-9-10 July 2003
224(5)
Bombs, Bombs, and More Bombs-17-24 July 2003
229(1)
Suicide Inferno at Mozdok's Military Hospital-1 August 2003
229(1)
Terror Prevented and Named-8 August 2003
230(1)
Bus Stop and Train Terror in Southern Russia-25 August, 3 September, and 1-5 December 2003
230(1)
A Joint Suicide Operation in Magas-15 September 2003
231(1)
A Black Widow Hunts Near the Kremlin-9 December 2003
232(1)
Beheading, Hostage Taking, and Death of the Angel-15-31 December 2003
233(1)
Tunnel Terror in Moscow-6 February 2004
234(2)
"A Small but Important Victory": The Assassination of President Kadyrov-9 May 2004
236(5)
24 August 2004 Postscript
241(1)
Appendix: Chronology of Terror, 1991—June 2004 242(27)
Index 269(12)
About the Author 281

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