Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Understanding the Black Widows of Chechnya - Who are they and why do they Kill?

The Black Widows are in the news again because of the Russian airport bombing. This group has done the most harrowing terrorist acts in recent memory. What are the motivations which feed their desire to kill innocent civilians?

Shahidka

Why Chechnya's Black Widows are driven to kill By Olivia Ward

Inside the mind of a 'black widow'

Black Widows: The Chechen Female Suicide Terrorists by Anne Speckhard and Khapta Akhmedova