Coulter spews nonsense when it comes to ‘Russia being our best ally in fighting terrorism’. They’re not.
Russia is NOT our ally, it might does some things that dovetail with our own objectives, but that doesn’t make it a friendly ally. Thug KGB Putin would be more than willing to see Al-Qaida and Islamic State survive, just enough to be a threat to the West but not to themselves. Russia under Thug Putin has allowed Chechneya to reIslamize as well as the other areas as long as they do not pose a threat to Russia proper.
At the outbreak of that war, the mufti of Chechnya, Akhmad Kadyrov, broke with his people and sided with Putin. He became the president of Chechnya until his 2004 assassination, after which his son, Ramzan Kadyrov, took his place. Ramzan made a bargain with Putin to repress violence in Chechnya in exchange for complete control and autonomy in Chechnya, and influence in other predominantly Muslim republics within the Russian Federation such as Bashkortostan, Tatarstan, Dagestan, Ingushetia and others.
Kadyrov’s control is so great that the Islamic republics have become massive no-go zones for ethnic Russians and Russian police, dwarfing the “Muslim ghettos” in European cities that Russian television loves to highlight. In addition, Kadyrov has reintroduced polygamy, officially outlawed in Russia but recently tolerated among Muslim citizens; banned the production of alcohol; and mandated that women wear the hijab.
NOTE: You can’t swallow everything that Coulter says, somethings are factual, the other things are simply spun out of whole cloth.