Putin's New Friends: Moscow Hosts Hamas

[Weekly Standard] Matthew Levitt - In July, Russia's Federal Security Service, successor agency to the KGB, released a list of 17 organizations the Russian Supreme Court had identified as "terrorist." All were described as a threat to the Russian state and almost all were linked in some way to the Muslim Brotherhood, one of the 17. Hamas, however, was not listed, though it openly describes itself as the Palestinian wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and expresses solidarity with Chechen fighters, including suicide bombers. The writer directs the Stein program on terrorism, intelligence, and policy at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2007-03-16 01:00:00

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