Isis continues spreading throughout the world, even in the Russian capital it appears that up to 4,000 militants are ready to fight for the self-styled Islamic State, reveals a report on the British newspaper The Guardian. And increasingly more migrants are moving to Russia from the Central Asian Muslim-majority Republics, and are exposed to the sirens of Chechen recruiters acting on behalf of the Caliphate.Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan: where every year thousands of immigrants decide to try their luck in what is the capital of the Soviet Empire. A part of these is contacted directly by emissaries of the Caliphate, often willing to pay for them even paying for the trip to Syria. Recruiters are allegedly highlighting the religious faith of migrants, but also on their most deplorable socio-economic conditions, explaining that a life of freedom fighters for the Islamic State would be preferable to an existence as slaves and to being exploited in the Russian capital.
In the January report of the International Crisis Group also highlights how the territories of Isis is also required teachers, engineers and technicians, not just soldiers. The problem seems to be especially important in Tajikistan, where President Emomali Rahmon has already defined the Caliphate as a “serious threat” to the country and as the “plague of the century”.
From Moscow, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov has spoken, promising aid for the Central Asian Republic to stem the problem of foreign fighters. In particular, the Kremlin would be interested to support Tajik authorities to secure the border with Afghanistan, which is one of the hottest Asian routes of the Jihad. The alleged leader ofTajik fighters for the Isis Nusrat Nazarov made his statements in a video message in which he feels that “all Tajiks will be fighting in Syria” and it will be thanks to them that”we will wage Jihad in Tajikistan and there we will establish the law of Allah”.