A U.S. trained commander of Tajikistan’s special forces has joined the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS), the Huffington Post reports. Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov appeared in a professionally made, 10-minute video clip posted in social networks, vowing to bring jihad to Russia and the Unites States.
In footage, Khalimov, who went missing in early May, is seen dressed in black and holding a gun. “Listen, you dogs, if only you knew how many boys, our brothers are here, waiting and yearning to return to Tajikistan to re-establish sharia law there,” he said.
Gulmurod Khalimov, center. Photo: Video Frame
“Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims,” he said, patting his rifle. “God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you, addressing the U.S. military.
“We are coming to you, God willing, we are coming to you with slaughter,” he added.
Alarmed by the threat of radical Islam in Central Asia, Both Russia and NATO have stepped up military drills with the region.
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H/T: Huffington post