25 July 2006
Basayev took Sharia oaths for hijacking KAMAZ trucks
St. Petersburg, July 25, Interfax - Notorious terrorist Shamil Basayev, eliminated in a special operation on July 10 in Ingushetia, always had about him a lot of books on Islam and Arabic as well as a Sharia version of the Criminal Code.
According to Boris Podoprigora, deputy commander of the North Caucasus federal group, the terrorist’s personal archives discovered at the Vedeno district in Chechnya in 2002, along with leaflets on Islam included bayats, which are Sharia oaths taken for life and devoted to something charitable, such as paying for hajes made by one’s brothers or fellow-villages, the St. Petersburg issue of Moskovsky Komsomolets writes on Tuesday.
However, among ‘divine pledges’ made by Basayev were, in particular, commitments to hijack two KAMAZ trucks.
In his bag with 1997 election campaign materials, there were receipts from those who made ‘voluntary donations’ to candidate Basayev.
“Significant are the words ‘Allah aqbar!’ written opposite Russian names and brownish stains on the receipt itself showing that the poor benefactor was asked especially convincingly not to be greedy”, the newspaper remarks.
As for Basayev’s elucidations of the Sharia-adapted Criminal Code, the newspaper writes, they make an impression that most of the problems encountered by his supporters concerned the sexual side of life.
Thus, among Basayev’s commentaries, there are specific prescriptions about how many sticks are to be given to a Muslim who touched a Muslim woman and how many to one who touched a non-Muslim woman, etc.