The head of the Chechen Republic has dismissed reports that local terrorists have joined the Islamic State group (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), adding that such rumors were bluffs and that the IS had absolutely no chances of success in Chechnya.
The head of Chechen’s Muslims has told reporters that the republic’s council for fatwas has decided the Islamic State group is anti-Islamic by nature and its actions threaten the unity of Islam as a religion.
Law enforcement agencies are investigating an attack on the office of the “Committee against Torture” NGO, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has said, adding that any unlawful action will be punished, regardless of the reasons behind it.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has reportedly taken to the airwaves to lecture gossipers who, according to him, used WhatsApp messenger to ridicule the “wedding of the century” between a middle-aged police chief and a 17-year-old bride, local media says.
Tensions continue to rise between the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and the Russian Interior Ministry. It follows the killing of a Chechen native by police from another Russian region during arrest. Grozny has accused the ministry of distorting facts.
Zaur Dadaev, who had reportedly confessed involvement in Nemtsov’s murder, said he organized the crime in revenge for the opposition leader’s “negative comments on Muslims and Islam,” according to Rosbalt’s source in law enforcement.
Ramzan Kadyrov has expressed personal support for a broad amnesty for terrorists in Chechnya who turn themselves in, adding that those who admit their mistakes and want to return to a peaceful life must be given such a chance.
Hundreds of thousands have flooded the streets of Chechen capital of Grozny in a rally against the publication of the Prophet Muhammad by Charlie Hebdo magazine. The demo, dubbed “Love to Prophet Mohammed,” was organized by region’s clerics.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has called on Chechens to join him in a rally protesting depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the wake of Charlie Hebdo’s newest issue which features the prophet on its cover.