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a pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today. i beg you please your father and your brother all here on who would think of your wife and children think of your family. you please come out i promise you that not a hair on your head will be harmed would come out into the yard raise your hands take off your jacket and show them that you're not wearing a bomb belt i'll just walk slowly towards our people and let them search you understand me. please. a former minister of the republic of peels to his son yacoob who refuses to listen as his father has him to surrender.
he would soon be killed in a shootout with special forces. in the northern caucasus is the smallest and youngest republic of the russian federation for the past twenty you and you should he has lived through several conflicts terror operations and a string of retaliation. terrorists an islamic state would be cool to the caucasus emirate young people that you would into the world with promises of a ticket to paradise when in reality they're trained to become terrorists and suicide bombers. at the age of eighteen most of went into the woods to join the militants this is the first time seen his mother since he voluntarily surrendered himself she hasn't seen him for two years.
you've got a good. i didn't believe it until the end until i saw him on t.v. showing that he surrendered i was so happy that he's come back he had given himself up. i didn't want to kill anyone there was some misunderstanding about that they argued about who should be killed but i didn't want to do that. eighty eight i clearly remember one time when they were talking about it i wasn't standing far from them and. thinking about how to escape from them as quickly as possible and you know.
he talks quietly and his speech is a little slow. around psychologists believe that exhibits the classic signs of autism back in the woods he was only trusted with menial tasks the only way he could earn the respect of his comrades was to become a suicide bomber. once he returned home from the woods cut his hair and took off his kemah flowers uniform his mother was relieved. grew up and lived most of his life without his father who was sent to prison for murder he says that he used to watch islamic videos on the internet he became obsessed with the subject and began to look for people. who could introduce him to militant groups to just. met some people when i went to the mosque since he asked them if they had any connections with the fighters in the forest because. they said nothing at first
but later when they saw that i didn't go anywhere and didn't give them away legs they told me there might be some options as you. did make his way into the woods despite the fact that joining illegal paramilitary groups can be punished with up to five years in prison. and i wanted to go there a thousand times just to grab my son and take him away from the woods. i thought about it day and night it made my hair turn gray i just couldn't think of anything else. is yet another mother who lost her son to the forest. not long ago our son was studying to become a lawyer got a bright future ahead of him one day though he simply didn't come home. i came home from work in the evening he hadn't answered his phone since lunch and
in the evening they brought me a note from him that read mom i'm sorry i've left i couldn't do anything else. it was like a bombshell this was it his friends gave me that note at around eight o'clock in the evening the state i was in is beyond description. it was horrible what can i do where do they go they usually go to the village of our city from here. is a small village in the mountain forest it's very easy to break away from iran noticed and return from the mountains by the many small cobs that bypass the checkpoints. it was here the sunniest friend saw his son ourselves on the day he disappeared. i began to look for him very early the next morning while garlic was in season the
locals harvest it at that time of the year so i pretended to be looking for garlic and went into the woods. i was terrified of course mustn't before i tried to pass the message to my son. i told him i'm in the woods now and i won't go away until you come out if you wanted me to die he could stay where he was it was late march it was really cold and i fell seriously ill. and had a personal reason for escaping into the woods the militant group you joined was headed by the person closest to him after his mother. who could be my uncle was leading the group i joined to the i had admired my own goal ever. since i was a little boy i tried to be like him perhaps even for the reasons that he was there most of them we kept in touch from time to time through social networks now one point he told me to come to his home just to see him we met a couple of times and i followed him and. it's hard to refuse when your
closest relatives ask you to do something if it hadn't been for his mother would certainly have stayed in the woods perhaps forever. travels quickly locals told me that my mother had been searching for me in the woods for more than two weeks she had some serious health problems as soon as i find out about i tried to get in touch with her. i didn't have any means of communication i didn't have a phone. he sent a message to my phone number mom i will come out at twelve. she came in a taxi by herself she was totally depressed and looked as though she'd been crying . as we were leaving our village we saw
a column of tanks heading toward said. there was a long line of vehicles so many they were still moving the next morning when they launched a special operation and bomb the whole group. where they killed almost everybody. yet i had been able to take him away from there maybe that was just good chance. r.s.n. went on to finish college he moved to moscow found a job and got married a baby girl was born but it wasn't easy to forget his past. our son was arrested in moscow because of a photograph taken in two thousand and nine in which he's seen in the woods carrying on. several months in prison during the investigation r.c.n. was found guilty and given a five and a half year suspended sentence. i got three years on probation so if during these
three years with god's help everything goes well my criminal record will be cleared just i need to find a job now it doesn't matter what kind of work anything will do i hope there's a chance with god's help that i'll start working soon. we with with it would. in two thousand and eleven the introduced a special new program intended to reintegrate former members of amish militant groups into society. people who have never been involved in murder or other serious crimes can be granted immunity from prosecution. then given help to find new jobs even though the official unemployment rate stands at forty nine percent. if we did have work there wouldn't be so many people here. but it is a majority is out of work they just live off the land there's an end to the gym
shows what people do well that's what they've got there's almost no work i'm out of what myself that's not true and if you want to work you'll find a way. to have fun who had just escaped from the terrorist camp was also promised a job. because her son still falling around that no everything's fine now. what are you doing i'm going to find a job somewhere. where. he'll work at a construction site for now. and when i saw him on t.v. i couldn't see his face only the back of his head and i still recognize my boy instantly. what matters most is that i didn't lose them forever.
poverty isn't the end you can make them money and everything to me put right as long as you don't lose your soul. one element of the rehabilitation is regular visits to a local mosque under the supervision of a police officer every friday afternoon the faithful will stop whatever they're doing for an hour and a half and get together for a blink a tree press they use the central mosque in the area where they live the latest news is always discussed before press began. once inside the mosque everyone considers themselves face to face with. a fourteen centuries ago predicted that the time would come when children would disobey their parents now our children say that the parents don't understand islam and
diverted from. the children say that we abandoned islam during the communist era the children cannot be blamed for this it is the fault of their parents the parents who failed to pass on parts of their own upbringing and education to their children that these parents did not teach their children how to be true muslims. with the collapse of the soviet union many muslims of the north caucuses began to return to islamic values there was a shortage of the people and funding needed to establish proper centers for faith education. the religious vacuum was soon filled by charity foundations from countries where wahhabi islam still underpins ideology. there are almost six thousand such organizations in saudi arabia alone. that characterized by calling on the faithful to take up arms and fight for the purity of islam they believe that no
state can be secular and anyone who recognizes an oath already other than i love is declared an enemy. they aim to recruit young people and encourage them not to study islam but to rise in rebellion say if you rise up everything will be in order and it doesn't work that way that's not high order is a stablished. technology innovation. we. covered. did you know the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because
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the ninth month of pregnancy she went to live with her husband who was the leader of an illegal paramilitary gang. is no alert. very active. she surrendered herself all entirely he did not she was cleared of criminal charges he wasn't today he she receives an allowance for bringing up a child she's moved from her old shabby house into a new apartment. i'm raising my child alone he doesn't have a father of course that we better if he did but it worked out this way and i can't change that i have to move on now i have someone to live for. i'm bringing up my son. was very young when her father died the mother was russian she had no choice about what religion to follow islam was her only option she always knew she'd missed out on her father's affection she married early and says she
loved her husband and shared his values. but i became attached to him. i couldn't imagine living without him so as i was leaving i thought of nothing else i didn't think about my relatives nothing at all. i just wanted to be with him. and as soon as i left i began to realize that what i had done was wrong. used to tell me that it was the duty of every muslim take part in the jihad and more five the religion of islam. he said he wouldn't stay here he had already chosen that half so there was no talking about it he was very far. abdul malik was born one month before his father died in a shootout with police officers. four of the militants died with him they all
wore suicide belts and carried a whole stash of explosives. he was a good man and i became attached to him. he wasn't rude or anything he was a good man and always kind to everybody he tried to help people he did this for these people and that for those people. understood feels good man. was on the federal wanted list he was eventually found guilty of taking part in several crimes which included killing servicemen and police officers and at the cia yet ready to tell us about his phone. i don't know i don't even think about it i can tell my baby about his father when he grows up a little when he's three or four when children start understanding these things.
lost two of sons in one night both were policeman. it was in two thousand and four when armed terrorists attacked police checkpoints and throughout the republic and in the city of now. this is all that has left from my sons and husband these are my boys and my husband . and. it was our youngest son who had to deliver the terrible news. came to me in the morning. i told him to tell me everything to conceal nothing from his mother. i
asked him what happened he said mom i don't know for sure but it seems that you. have been killed but then my father came to me and he said. this is hard to have to say you know now that your sons have been killed you have already endured as we did so he said. he would be strong because. behind has also been killed. we buried all three of them like that two brothers in one grave. they're all lying close to each other. but. we have to live with this pain and grief.
several years later police officers again came under attack. the internal affairs department was blown up and more than twenty people were killed and one hundred thirty injured. it was later discovered that these terror attacks were. of the commander of the criminal paramilitary units from the caucasus emirate. as a former policeman himself he knew the strongest and weakest points of law enforcement agencies. but eventually he was found. among the many charges was attempting to kill the head of the republic. of two bodyguards died. they met again in the courts in two thousand and
thirteen. as a witness. i never did harm to any man i back. even if you have done no harm. still repent for not having done good we're not against syria we follow the qur'an and the. anyone who is against that enemy. but if you all just hide behind islam. up killing them try to cover it up with islam but not against. the rest almost certainly encouraged more militants to leave the woods in two years fifty four people voluntarily surrendered. i've always said that ninety nine percent of the work is prevention it includes negotiations and making requests
there's nothing wrong with the authorities asking and trying to convince criminals to what they're doing if he surrenders because of these negotiations it can only be for the better it means the authorities worked well we have a rule that was introduced here preventing anyone who has surrendered their arms from ever working for law enforcement bodies he will never work with weapons it's forbidden he won't be drafted into the army he won't be asked to repay his. depp's with blogs. in two thousand and thirteen the police saw their first calm day and many yos the days reported read no incidents for twenty four hours. so far there's been only one such report. these kids they were cheated now they were covering their senses when they start thinking about themselves about their families about their parents things are returning to normal people start travelling which they didn't do before because they were scared that militants would come out of the woods.
criminal prosecution was brought to an end he will be under the constant supervision of his neighborhood police officer for two years and he will not be allowed to cross the republic borders before i went into the woods i wondered for a long time if life in that was as they said. i was satisfied his school and everything out that he was just that i couldn't decide what i really wanted. then with all the militants in the woods he'd given up hope of walking with his
brother to go to the river. a lot of changes have taken place since then and everyone's grown up my friends used to look different to tell you the truth i couldn't even recognise my brother. today is simply able to watch the water. fish. to bite instead of gunfire and explosions. not long ago he might have made a very different choice. is offered us a deal we sacrifice our souls in exchange for that i'll admit c'est paradise. this is an anti-tank shrapnel in my. visual and i use
a lot of everything there are lots of ball bearings and screws here i'll show them to the camera you see. just like well. this suicide bomber is the son of a former head of police he used to work for the police himself he blew himself up at a neighborhood police officers funeral seven people were killed he was decapitated by the blast. early suspicions in the investigation pointed to another man's. idea of a son in these photographs he's in the woods carrying a gun and wearing camouflage he was on the run for eighteen months. i love with this they brought everybody together at the school that that comes out about dhea of had killed seven people. there and this teen were badly injured.
but. i said he couldn't have done that. yeah i'll go with you on folk were no more and what the government did one they showed me a picture on a mobile phone that had if a man had blown himself up and i said that's not my son but that it's not him one. comes that's mother even took a d.n.a. test to see if it was actually her son who had blown himself up two days later he's formally apologized for their mistake but reminded they was still searching for comes out. him him. be showed us that photo too. if you have even the slightest chance to come back i have become ill because that you know i have developed diabetes
and my blood pressure is now very high. i beg you to come back since you left my blood sugar levels are. dangerously high. leave come back. nobody here is going to harm you you will go to prison. we saw across the ideological spectrum when president obama wanted to take us into the war in syria the american people spontaneously rising up and say no way and we see the same thing around the negotiations with the run so this is a sigh of relief after twelve years of americans giving
a lot of support for military intervention is this some kind of shift to you see in the end of this year is that it we saw in foreign policy people can say enough is enough absolutely and i think it's a shift because americans are tired they're watching tens of thousands of veterans come home and they know in their heart that they have created a generation of injured souls that were going to be taken care of for a lifetime they see that they see the cost it's done to our economy i mean we're still living in a recession here no matter what republicans on the hill want to say about about growth people are still feeling the effects of the recession.
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