Russia Charges 9 Islamic Radicals with Terrorism
[An Nahar] Russian police said Friday that nine men have been charged with organizing cells of a banned Islamist group.

The Interior Ministry said Friday that the men are nationals of Russia and Tajikistan who kept guns, explosives and fake U.S. dollars and euros in apartments they rented near "transport routes of federal importance" in Moscow.

It said that five of the nine men locked away
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Monday are leaders of the Russian cells of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, an anti-Western Islamist group.

Banned in several countries, the group claims it does not advocate violence to achieve its goal of re-establishing the caliphate, a Mohammedan empire that once ruled the Middle East and stretched to Spain and Central Asia.

Posted by: Fred 2012-11-17