Do you know what a Tajik is?
Neither do I.
But I do know Sweden needs at least 50 million of them if they hope to survive.
German authorities say police have arrested four suspected members of the Islamic State group alleged to be planning an attack on American military facilities.
Federal prosecutors said the suspects were arrested by tactical police units early Wednesday at various locations in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
They identified the men as Azizjon B., Muhammadali G., Farhodshoh K. and Sunatullokh K. — all citizens of Tajikistan. The suspects’ surnames weren’t released for privacy reasons.
The men’s alleged leader, a 30-year-old Tajik man identified only as Ravsan B., has been in jail since March 2019 on unspecified charges.
5 Moslem terrorists in a row, and four of them aren’t named some variant of Mohammed.
This must be what winning the lottery feels like, except for the actually getting money part.
Prosecutors said the men joined the Islamic State group in January 2019 and were instructed to form a cell in Germany. They reportedly first planned to carry out an attack in Tajikistan but later shifted their target to Germany, including U.S. Air Force bases in the country and a person they deemed critical of Islam.
Throughout, they are alleged to have been in contact with two high-ranking IS figures in Syria and Afghanistan.
Prosecutors said the group had already obtained firearms and ammunition to carry out their attacks, while Ravsan B. had ordered materials to build an explosive device.
In order to pay for their plans, Ravsan B. allegedly accepted a $40,000 contract to assassinate someone in Albania, but the contract slaying failed.
Who in Albania is worth $40K and where do you collect after you do the job?
Asking out of curiosity.
Some of you might be aware that there’s no actual Syrian civil war raging in Tajikistan – not yet, at least – but they did actually have a civil war after they split from the Soviet Union, one that lasted over 5 years and, though it killed relatively few people, left over 10% of the population displaced and caused massive economic destruction, which is probably one of the reasons why, even today, they have the lowest per capita GDP in the region.
I looked at the Wikipedia page of the thing just out of curiosity, and apparently the war was started by “…a combination of liberal democratic reformers and Islamists, who would later organize under the banner of the United Tajik Opposition.”
Gave me a feeling of déjà vu.