Syrian jihadists sent out an appeal by Emir Saladin to prepare to do battle in Sochi, Russia at the Winter Olympic Games in 2014.
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MEMRI published the transcript.
Following are excerpts from an appeal by Emir Saladin, a Jihadist volunteering in Syria, to the Muslims in the “Caucasus Emirate.” The video was posted on the Internet on July 31, 2013.
Emir Saladin: If you cannot wage Jihad in the mountains, wage it in the plains, but if, for some reason, you cannot do that either, then go to Moscow, to that hornet’s nest of heresy, and wage Jihad there.
You can choose any city in Russia you see fit, not only Moscow. Ultimately, you should prepare for the [winter] Olympics in Sochi. There are concrete instructions from our Emir Dokka Abu Uthman to do so.
Emir Dokka Abu Uthman is the first self-proclaimed Emir of the Russian Caucasus Emirate. Umarov is the most wanted man in Russia and is reportedly tied to Al-Qaeda.