A Muslim nanny accused of decapitating a 4-year-old girl in her care and brandishing the severed head at a busy Moscow metro station has said she was avenging the deaths of Muslims in Russia's campaign in Syria, the Washington Post website reports today (March 3, 2016).
In a video that appeared on You Tube today, Gulchekhra Bobokulova, a 38-year-old native of the mostly Muslim nation of Uzbekistan, told an interviewer she had "taken revenge against those who themselves spilled blood," specifically citing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"Putin spilled blood. The planes were bombing [Syria]," she said in the video.
Bobokulova roamed near a bustling metro station for at least 20 minutes on February 29, holding the bloodied head by the hair. Horrified police officers arrested her. She pleaded guilty yesterday of beheading the child, and told journalists heading into the courtroom, "Allah had ordered" her to kill the child.