Government crackdown on Muslims following Muslim terrorist bombings at Boston Marathon

No, sadly, NOT the American government, the Russian government! Russian law enforcement officers detained 140 people at a Muslim prayer room in Moscow on Friday as part of a search for Islamist militants…while the Obama Regime does little more than warn people not to be suspicious of Muslims.

The Post  President Vladimir Putin said in a television appearance on Thursday that the Boston bombings justified his tough line against militants in the North Caucasus and that Russia and the United States must step up cooperation against militants.

FSB and Federal Migration Service officers took the detainees, including more than 30 foreigners, to police stations near the site in southern Moscow, state-run RIA cited the FSB’s Moscow branch as saying.

One of the Moscow Subway bombings by Chechen Muslims

One of the Moscow Subway bombings by Chechen Muslims

There was no indication of any link to the April 15 attack at the Boston Marathon, in which U.S. authorities believe two ethnic Chechen Muslim brothers with roots in Russia’s North Caucasus set off bombs that killed three people and wounded 264.

Moscow-St.Petersburg Express, derailed by Chehen Muslims using explosives - 26 people were killed

Moscow-St.Petersburg Express, derailed by Chehen Muslims using explosives – 26 people were killed

RIA reported that law enforcement authorities said some people who had been at the prayer room in the past had joined an Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus.

But government critics say such raids are aimed largely at flushing out illegal migrants from the ex-Soviet republics of the South Caucasus and Central Asia, and to show that the authorities are taking action against Islamists. (And this is a bad thing because why?)

A policeman keeps watch at the site of a suicide bombing in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya

A policeman keeps watch at the site of a suicide bombing in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya

RIA said the detainees were taken to police stations for identification and questioning, and there was no immediate word on whether any would be charged. State television showed men lining up and boarding a police bus after being detained.

Moscow apartment building bombing by Chechen Muslims

Moscow apartment building bombing by Chechen Muslims

About 300 people were detained in a similar sweep in St. Petersburg in February. The RIA report named one native of Chechnya it said had joined the insurgency after visiting the prayer room, and said he had been killed in October 2011. FSB and migration service officials declined immediate comment. 

Two Muslim female suicide bombers blew themselves up on crowded metro trains in the Russian capital Moscow  killing 37 people and injuring 65.

Two Muslim female suicide bombers blew themselves up on crowded metro trains in the Russian capital Moscow killing 37 people and injuring 70.

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