Female Suicide Bomber Kills Islamic Scholar, 6 Others

Amanat Kurbanova

In what can only be described as a new twist to terrorism in the world, a female suicide bomber posing as a Muslim pilgrim killed a leading Islamic scholar and at least five others on Tuesday in Russia’s restive Muslim region of Dagestan.

The scholar, Sheikh Said Afandi, 75, is a Dagestani native who and had studied Islam in the Soviet era before establishing warm relations with the current Russian authorities. This latest high-profile slaying has occurred just weeks after militants claimed responsibilities for a car bombing and shooting in the main Muslim region of Tatarstan which targeted its own religious leaders.

According to the official statement released, a woman “posing as a pilgrim” walked into the home of Sheikh Said Afandi and detonated a suicide belt. The federal Investigative Committee said Afandi was one of seven people instantly killed by the bomber.

Meanwhile, Police in Dagestan have identified the bomber as one Aminat Kurbanova, a 30-year-old resident of Dagestan’s capital, Makhachkala. The Interfax news agency claimed she was an ethnic Russian woman who had converted to Islam after marrying an Islamist militant.


  1. It’s sad and unfortunate. Suicide bombers are promised ‘heavenly’ bliss if they partake in martyrdom. Unfortunately they reap the reward of gidan wuta ‘hell’.
    It’s sin to kill in the name of Allah. Why fight for Mohammed- let him fight for himself if his religion is true. I pity those who are wasting their lives and others for a dead prophet- and peace can never be upon him, because he is wallowing in his pit of hell.

  2. May Allah help all muslims to be united and destroy our enermies. We are hated whoever been our enermies, May Allah help us to beat all our enermies.

  3. Whoever thinks that Islam has promised heaven or eternal life to those who committed suicide, i cannot hesitate in telling him that he is WRONG. People often think that Islam legalize suicide bombing and any other act of killings, the truth of the matter is that there is no any teaching of Islam that says one should commit suicide or kill any innocent person. It rather says: Qur;an Surat Al Ma’idah (Chapter 5:35) Whoever kills a person without any reason is as thou he has killed the whole of humanity and his result will be hell, And whoever saves a life is as thou he saves the whole of humanity and his reward will be Paradise in the place of ALLAH (SWA). So people should stop judging Islam according to what some black sheeps among Muslims did. If you want to judge Islam, judge it according to Qur’an and The Teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Let me conclude by saying that in the whole world there is no any teaching that promote peace and harmony as Qur’an and Sunnah.


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