In a video released by Russian bloggers on Thursday, the Muslim nanny who severed the head of the four-year-old girl she was babysitting under the instruction of Allah is now blaming the Russian airstrikes in Syria for her barbaric rampage.
"I took revenge against those who spilled blood," 38 year-old Gulchekhra Bobokulova gloated. "Putin spilled blood, planes carried out bombings. Why are Muslims being killed? They also want to live."
Bobokulova added that she yearned to move to Syria, but she didn’t have the financial resources to do so.
Under the direction of President Vladimir Putin, Russia began its aerial bombardment of Syria in late September. Putin is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
Russian state media apparently ignored the murderous nanny’s confession and refused to air it on television out of deference to the Kremlin. Additionally, the police have repeatedly advised the public to take the Muslim nanny’s confession with a grain of salt, emphasizing that she may suffer from schizophrenia.
Still, Bobokulova’s Muslim revenge fantasy has sparked widespread condemnation across Russia. The nanny has essentially become a political symbol highlighting the threat of illegal immigration and Muslim infiltration. Russian nationalist movements of all stripes have used the horrific incident as a rallying cry against all Muslim immigrants --not just those from Bobokulova’s Islamic homeland of Uzbekistan. According to The Daily Beast, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) even created a stylized logo: a circle with a line through it over a woman in a black veil with a severed head in her hand. The message: ‘Stop illegal immigration!’”
Public anger reached a fever pitch when Bobokulova appeared in court on Wednesday and apathetically answered why she had committed such an inhumane act. “Allah ordered me,” she snickered. When the court asked what exactly this entity ordered her to do, she stammered, “To kill.”
“Allah ordered me."
Muslim nanny who severed four-year-old Russian girl's head
Although Russian authorities have mostly downplayed the nanny’s links with Islam, in favor of a mental health diagnosis, police are still investigating the woman’s alleged connections with jihadist groups.
On Wednesday Interfax news agency reported that police are looking into two men connected to an “international extremist group” who had been discovered in the killer nanny’s contacts.