West in Mortal Danger from Islam, Says Putin

(Telegraph - UK) - Islamic radicals are pursuing the systematic annihilation of non-Muslims, President Vladimir Putin told a European Union summit in Brussels Monday. The Russian leader said that western civilization faced a mortal threat from Muslim terrorists, and claimed that they had plans to create a "worldwide caliphate." Putin said the world no longer faced isolated acts of terrorism but a "concerted effort and program" by a global network bent on slaughter, perhaps with nuclear weapons. He said the West should face up to the reality that Chechen terrorists were religious extremists in league with al Qaeda.

2002-11-13 00:00:00

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