Lit, I admit I'm so frustrated with all of this. However, Russians are Christians. Yes, there are Muslims in Russia ... I don't have any problem with it... many great Muslims leave in Canada too... still , these terrorists ... I don't get it. what do they want? what do they try to prove? do they want me to believe in Allah? ... it will never happen. do we need another 9/11? You can't even travel normally any more ... regular Canadian people trying to go to spend some time for Christmas with their families are 'treated' like criminals at the airports. it's just crazy.
first of all, Russians are Christians so you can say Muslims from Russia but not Russian Muslims, no such a thing.
second, I mean really if you are a terrorist why the f.uck attacking marathon runners? how can you be such a coward. go bomb Microsoft or Apple (guys, you know I'm just being sarcastic), why poor runners. I'm so pissed about this, like grrrrrrrrr.
Russia is a multireligious country. I don't see why "Russian Muslims" should be misleading, nor that "Russian Atheists" or "Russian Buddhists" would be even though all these are minorities. But I understand you want this form of description to describe only the majority version? I was unaware of this linguistic preference.
Don't look for logic among terrorists....
few months ago I went to Vancouver to visit a friend. There was this very old lady (at the airport) in front of me ... poor thing kept beeping going through that stupid security door.... beep, beep, beep ... She was senile, had some keys and some coins in her pockets and it took forever.... she was probably 80 something years old ... old Canadian Caucasian woman (not that really matters) ... I was like, are you people that stupid? Who is she going to hurt? They should've been charged for stressing this lady out. plain stupid
There are less than 50% Christians in Russia, even including all the different denominations. Muslims are 6,5% of the population. 25% are "spiritual but non-religious", 13% are Atheists and 5,5% are undecided. All other major religions have a tiny minority as well.
What terrorists want? I don't know. I can't think like them. But it is fairly obvious they all want one thing - publicity. They love it when they make big news. Apart from that, your guess is as good as mine.
As for the old granny, they have to search her, if they are to search at all. Why? Because if old grannys very not searched, the terrorists would plant weapons on their own grannys, and then collect their weapons from them after boarding. Terrorists have shown before that there is no ethical limits to what they will do. They will sacrifice their own children, so why not their grandmothers as well?