Who Was Behind Third Attempt To Kill Popular Ingush Preacher?

Reports two weeks ago that the Federal Security Service (FSB) had thwarted a planned attempt to assassinate charismatic Salafi preacher Khamzat Chumakov and arrested three of the four would-be perpetrators risk exacerbating the long-standing conflict in Ingushetia between the adherents of traditional Sufi Islam, on the one hand, and of moderate Salafi Islam on the other. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect those of RFE/RL.)


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