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Russia's Chechnya imposes Islamic dress code
reuters.com ^ | Sep 12, 2007

Posted on 09/12/2007 9:31:29 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

GROZNY, Russia (Reuters) - Female civil servants must wear Islamic headscarves or be fired, the maverick head of Russia's Chechnya region said on Tuesday, an edict that may put him at odds with his secular masters in Moscow.

The Kremlin installed 30-year-old Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya's president to crush a decade-old separatist insurgency, but some observers say he has turned the region into a private fiefdom where Russian laws are flouted.

Russian law separates the state from religion and gives both sexes equal rights. But Kadyrov, who this year made a pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, said Chechnya had different traditions.

"I know everyone will say, 'Ramzan declares (rigid Islamic) sharia law'. But I reply that I am a Muslim, I respect Chechen traditions, and I am proud of this," Kadyrov, son of a Muslim cleric, told a meeting of local officials.

"I repeat once again -- women must either wear headscarves, or they should not work (for state institutions)," he said. "You may say I make unlawful statements, but I will not back down."

Kadyrov said he had been "literally shocked seeing our young women walking around in T-shirts and miniskirts in our city (Chechen capital Grozny)".

A keen amateur boxer who kept a lion as a pet, Kadyrov said women were the root of all crime committed in Chechnya because they were inviting men to have sex with them.

Families often declare blood feuds on men they believed have dishonoured their daughters, and in some cases they also kill their daughter for bringing shame on the family. "This only complicates the work of the police," Kadyrov said.

Kadyrov's hardline policies and the cult of personality he has built around himself make many Russian officials uneasy, but they are unlikely to take any action against him.

Russian President Vladimir Putin came to office seven years ago pledging to defeat Chechen separatists and he personally awarded Kadyrov Russia's highest honour for his work in stamping out the insurgency.

Analysts say that for Putin, who is to step down next year, turning on his protege Kadyrov over his unorthodox policies would mean losing face.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islamicimperialism; islamiclaw; islamicsupremacists; muslimlands; russia; russianmuslims

1 posted on 09/12/2007 9:31:33 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow...Thanks former President Bill Clinton! (rolling eyes)


2 posted on 09/12/2007 9:35:09 AM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...Kadyrov said women were the root of all crime committed in Chechnya because they were inviting men to have sex with them.

Sounds like he has a very firm and realistic grasp of things.

3 posted on 09/12/2007 9:36:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Clueless people who once again show why nothing substantive comes out of the muslim world, with the exception of the black stuff under their feet.


4 posted on 09/12/2007 9:38:01 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I just recently happened upon a website that features several videos of Chechen “rebels” beheading Russian soldiers.These videos were the most disgusting,despicable things I’ve ever seen.They taunt the soldiers....laughing...and then,as they’re doing their filthy 9th Century thing they chant “allah akbar”.
5 posted on 09/12/2007 9:41:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

got a link?


6 posted on 09/12/2007 9:46:19 AM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Chechen might be a good place to try out DAD


7 posted on 09/12/2007 9:47:26 AM PDT by sure_fine ( not one to over kill the thought process)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Kadyrov himself is a “former” rebel. In fact, many “former rebels” have been brought into the Russian army by the Russian President Putin. Why not? This is after all the army where they castrate you and call it “hazing.” Putin even sent 2 battalions of the muslim “former rebels” to Lebanon as “peacekeepers” to protect hizb-allah from Israel.


8 posted on 09/12/2007 9:53:54 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I know everyone will say, 'Ramzan declares (rigid Islamic) sharia law'. But I reply that I am a Muslim, I respect Chechen traditions, and I am proud of this," Kadyrov, son of a Muslim cleric, told a meeting of local officials.

I recall during the fighting in Chechnya many Arab Jihadists arrived to aid Chechens in their war against Russia. Many of these Arab Muslims were aghast at the "un-Islamic" behavior of the Chechens, who engaged in such activities as eating pork, drinking alcohol and wearing Western clothing. Much to the annoyance of the Chechens, these Arab Jihadists quickly tried to impose their Middle Eastern customs upon them and the Arabs soon wore out their welcome.

9 posted on 09/12/2007 9:54:24 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The Kremlin installed 30-year-old Ramzan Kadyrov as Chechnya's president to crush a decade-old separatist insurgency, but some observers say he has turned the region into a private fiefdom where Russian laws are flouted.

All seriousness of this topic disappeared for me upon reading this statement. Now, I just have this hilarious image of a little guy standing in a tinpot country that he's turned into his own playground...

Kinda like the president of the UAE.
11 posted on 09/12/2007 9:56:51 AM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It’s as if the lunatics and criminals (Muslims) were let out and are now ruling the roost... how long will this be tolerated...


12 posted on 09/12/2007 10:00:51 AM PDT by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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To: arderkrag
Funny you should mention the UAE. Russian President Putin just visited the UAE, and was presented with their highest award, the Zayed Order, by the King. Putin offered to sell them billions of dollars worth of air defenses and the use of the Russian GLONASS satellite navigation system for military purposes.


13 posted on 09/12/2007 10:11:44 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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"I know everyone will say, 'Ramzan declares (rigid Islamic) sharia law'.

You got that right.

14 posted on 09/12/2007 10:15:08 AM PDT by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Yes, but why bother will all that silly Russian stuff, when they have an "ice palace"?
15 posted on 09/12/2007 10:24:38 AM PDT by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
...in some cases they also kill their daughter for bringing shame on the family. "This only complicates the work of the police," Kadyrov said.

I see he has his priorities on straight.

We wouldn't want to "complicate" the work of the police, would we now?

16 posted on 09/12/2007 10:35:47 AM PDT by Gritty (While the merciless dogmas of Muhammad remain there can never be peace upon earth-John Quincy Adams)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

And folks tell me Russia has no use for the FOAB.

The Ghosts of 300 Children and adults in the Beslyn School tell me differently.

W


17 posted on 09/12/2007 10:41:06 AM PDT by WLR
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Ah, trading one lunatic tyrant for another....


18 posted on 09/12/2007 11:53:35 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

thanks, bfl


19 posted on 12/14/2007 10:25:06 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; All

Interesting post, thread. Thanks to all.


20 posted on 12/14/2007 10:29:26 PM PST by PGalt
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