Commander of the elite Tajik police force defects to Islamic State

ALMATY (Reuters) – The U.S.-trained commander of Tajikistan’s elite police force has defected to Islamic State, he said in a YouTube video, and his former unit will issue a statement condemning him, media said on Thursday.

Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation’s special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants. He disappeared in late April, prompting a search by Tajik police.

He reappeared Wednesday, vowing to bring jihad to Russia and the Unites States as he brandished a cartridge belt and sniper rifle, in a professionally made, 10-minute video clip posted in social networks.

“Listen, you dogs, the president and ministers, 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, addressing Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon…

“We are coming to you, God willing, we are coming to you with slaughter,” said Khalimov, a 40-year-old native of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. He spoke in Russian, sitting in front of a palm tree, and sported a new beard. It was not clear which country he was in…

“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.”

He lambasted Tajiks working in Russia. “You have become the slaves of infidels,” he said...

  • tom_billesley

    OMON? They’ve kept the soviet name.
    Oтряд Милиции Особого Назначения (Militsiya Special Purpose Unit).
    In Latvia, they were the “black berets” who took over Latvian TV and Radio as part of the attempted pro-soviet coup in 1991.

    • Frau Katze

      Less has changed than one might think, I guess.

  • Jay Currie

    You have to wonder how many other Islamic haters took US training with the full intention of defecting.

    • Frau Katze

      I was wondering about that too.

    • I’m sure that is the modus operandi.

    • Petey

      It’s the best way to learn how to use US weapons.

  • Blacksmith

    I am wondering if we need to rethink the war on terror strategy, Maybe we should eliminate every country ending in ‘stan’ for a start and then move on to the ones ending in ‘an’ Then we can go after the individual ones with some other name, it might make it a lot simpler.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s a problem with all Muslim countries.

      • Petey

        And Muslims irrespective of the country they live in.

      • Blacksmith

        Oh I agree, I was just stating a possible strategy to start with the stan’s and go to the an’s then finish the rest.

  • Paul

    … speaking of turncoats.

    Found this tweet from Michael Coren to be quite curious. Must be something to do with the apparent rekindling of his (cough) “dear friend” Bernie Farber and re-aligning his career with the rest of the Libtard media cadre of “Jew-bait” News-makers.

    TWEET: Michael Coren ‏@michaelcoren May 26
    A true friend tells you when you’re wrong. This applies to nations as well. Supporting Israel doesn’t mean constant agreement.

    Yes, criticism of Israel is something that doesn’t happen enough.

    It must be one of those “higher purpose” issues he can’t stop yapping-about as of late.

    In point of fact, nations while being made up of people, do not function with the same behaviors as individuals. (so he’s lying)

    if he or the rest of his newly re-connected Librard Jewish Noisemaker Caucus “critical” of Israel really gave a rat’s ass about the place, they would emigrate to Israel where they could actually do something other than shoot their lame-ass idiotic opinions about.

    But hey, Israel is like showbiz and he’s a (cough) media personality, so there ya go.

    • Clink9

      A mind is a terrible thing to waste. But Mikey’s willing to give it a try.

      • Paul

        … to be candid, I never met him but from his public persona he always struck me as a neurotic Jew.

        Sometimes a good psychiatrist can do amazing things for the individual in terms of self-actualization.

        But left unchecked, it’s like watching someone ride a tricycle with a wobbly wheel as they wave a toy rubber ax in the air thinking it needs a grinding.