Why Are Uzbeks So Often Linked To Terrorist Attacks?

The words “terrorist attack” and “Uzbek” have appeared together several times in 2017 — starting just minutes into the new year with a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub. Turkish police said the suspect was born in Uzbekistan and had trained in Afghanistan. In early April, when the St. Petersburg subway was bombed, Russian investigators said the attack was carried out by a Kyrgyzstan-born ethnic Uzbek with Russian citizenship. Just weeks after that, in Stockholm, a truck attack that left four dead was admitted to by an Uzbek national.

Now, in New York, the October 31 pickup-truck attack that left eight dead is being pinned on a 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan.

  • BillyHW

    What has Uzbekistan ever contributed to humanity?

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops

    Because they are primative Muslim goat fckers.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Tamarlan, the butcher, was Uzbec.
    You have a Uzbec minority in Afganistan and
    after the fall of the USSR a reislamisation by Taliban Imams.

    When the Imam enters your border terror is following his shadow.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Even after the fall of the USSR, Uzbekistan continued to be ruled by Stalinists who won’t tolerate even the thought of jihad from their subjects. So the loonies go outside their country to pursue their ideology rather than face the horrors of their local gulags. I think that answers the question.

  • bob e

    “This does not mean that all Uzbeks are radical Muslims” ..

    you all know I’m not well, sometimes .. *

  • Hard Little Machine

    I chalk it up to having to many of the last 10 consonants of the alphabet in their names for everything.

  • Ho Hum

    Might have something to do with CIA “operation cyclone”


    ” [CIA director] Casey startled his Pakistani hosts by proposing that they take the Afghan war into enemy territory — into the Soviet Union itself. Casey wanted to ship subversive propaganda through Afghanistan to the Soviet Union’s predominantly Muslim southern republics. The Pakistanis agreed, and the CIA soon supplied thousands of Korans, as well as books on Soviet atrocities in Uzbekistan and tracts on historical heroes of Uzbek nationalism, according to Pakistani and Western officials”

    As in Afghanistan the CIA created terrorists to be turned against the Soviets. If we look back in history the U.S. shares a lot of blame for the mess in this region today going all the way back to 1953 when the CIA was involved in the overthrow of a democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran.