In July 2013 Chechen Islamist militant leader Doku Umarov urged his followers to prevent the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia – according to a video posted online. Umarov promised to use the “methods allowed us by Allah,” meaning bombs, to prevent the games from being held.
“They (Russia) plan to hold the Olympics on the bones of our ancestors, on the bones of many, many dead Muslims – buried on the territory of our land on the Black Sea, and we as mujahideen are obliged not to permit that, using any methods allowed us by the almighty Allah.”
Athletes and spectators from Britain will be the target of ‘Russia’s Osama Bin Laden’ at next month’s Winter Olympics, a secret intelligence report warns.
The document, drawn up by Canadian counterterrorism agencies and shared with British intelligence, says Doku Umarov poses the greatest terror threat for the Games at Sochi in southern Russia.
Umarov, 49, is the Chechen jihadist leader blamed for the two suicide bombings in Volgograd in Russia over Christmas.
The warlord leads Imarat Kavkaz (IK) – an armed group fighting to impose Islamic rule in Russia’s North Caucasus, the mountainous region that borders Sochi.
The heavily-redacted report, compiled by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and seen by The Mail on Sunday, says Umarov has called for attacks on what he calls the ‘satanic games’.