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Chechen women in mortal fear as president backs Islamic honor killings

☆ QueenAline 2012/05/01 23:21:16

ACHXOY-MARTAN, Chechnya — Chechnya's government
is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate
their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist
interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under
Soviet rule.

In the past five years, the bodies of dozens of young
Chechen women have been found dumped in woods, abandoned in alleys and
left along roads in the capital, Grozny, and neighboring villages.

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov
publicly announced that the dead women had “loose morals” and were
rightfully shot by male relatives. He went on to describe women as the
property of their husbands, and said their main role is to bear
children.

“If a woman runs around and if a man runs around with her, both of them should be killed,” said Mr. Kadyrov, who often has stated his goal of making Chechnya “more Islamic than the Islamists.”

In today’s Chechnya, alcohol is all but banned, Islamic dress codes are enforced and polygamous marriages are supported by the government.

Some observers say Mr. Kadyrov’s
attempt to impose Islamic law violates the Russian Constitution, which
guarantees equal rights for women and a separation of church and state.

“We are a traditional, conservative society, but the government has gone overboard,” said Lipkhan Bazaeva, head of the Women's Dignity Center,
a nongovernmental organization promoting women’s rights in Grozny.
“They are declaring unacceptable limits on women — as an individual, she
has no rights even if her husband beats her, despite Russian laws.”

Though
observers agree that honor killings are on the rise in Chechnya, the
issue remains largely taboo among locals — making official statistics
hard to come by.

“You hear about these cases almost every day,”
said a local human rights defender, who asked that her name not be used
out of fear for her safety. “It is hard for me to investigate this
topic, yet I worked on it with [human rights activist] Natasha
[Estemirova] for a while. But, I can’t anymore. I am too scared now.
I’ve almost given up, really.”

Estemirova, who angered Chechen
authorities with reports of torture, abductions and extrajudicial
killings, was found in the woods in 2009 in the neighboring region of
Ingushetia with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Her killer or
killers have not been found.

Few dare to openly challenge Mr. Kadyrov’s
rule. But activists say some young Muslim women do so surreptitiously,
placing themselves in a constant tug of war between two value systems.

Milana,
a ninth-grader in Grozny, wears thick eyeliner, dons tight miniskirts,
smokes cigarettes and dates boys: all things a proper Muslim girl is
forbidden to do in Chechnya.

She said she has heard it from her
father countless times: A Chechen girl who loses her virginity before
marriage is a prostitute, and Allah will punish her.

“If only my
parents knew some of the things I did,” she said with a giggle. “My
parents are too strict with me, but it is like that here.”

Analysts say dating can be an escape for teenagers such as Milana who often live double lives.

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  • Rore73 2012/05/03 02:02:50
    Rore73
    Obama won't be sending any troops there!
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/02 12:11:28
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    This is sickening. The progressive NAZIs and the radical muslims have been in cahoots since WWII, and they STILL support each other. nazi muslim salute nazi muslim salute nazi muslim
  • Reggie☮ 2012/05/02 05:57:56
    Reggie☮
    +1
    Frightening
  • sglmom 2012/05/02 04:18:54 (edited)
    sglmom
    +3
    Honor Killings have happened .. in the USA .. (and Canada, Britain .. and other nations too)

    May Allah have a sense of humor and switch the sex of those who have written these laws (and the ones who repress/Kill the Females of their families)
    So that their VICTIMS .. can come back as men ..
    And let these (Former men) FEEL the FULL BRUNT of their Repression, Violence .. IRRESPONSIBLE rage/hate ..
  • JP 2012/05/02 01:59:51
    JP
    +2
    I wonder if Obama groveled at the feet of this nation's leader as well?
  • David Hussey 2012/05/02 01:47:42
    David Hussey
    +3
    Isn't it wonderful how all the places with a predominantly Muslim population that get our support are ones who endorse this sort of thing? And how odd that the Muslim nations where Sharia is not the law are 'evil' and must receive regime change.

    Don't forget people, we were all cheering for these folks, demanding they be free from the Soviet Union so that they could pursue a sectarian agenda. Just as we ousted the secular Saddam so that Sharia could become the law of the land there. So too with Libya. And coming soon to a Syria near you.... Sharia, thanks in part to our support of the rebels\terrorists there
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/05/02 00:14:22
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    "A Chechen girl who loses her virginity before
    marriage is a prostitute, and Allah will punish her."
    "Allah" needs to get laid, have a drink and chill the hell out.
  • Lady Wh... ☠ Live ... 2012/05/02 11:44:39
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    LOLZ YA THINK?????
  • BlueMax372 Lady Wh... 2012/05/14 02:07:02
    BlueMax372
    The Russkis have always known how to handle the Chechens: The @$$holes in the West would call it "ethnic cleansing." Political scientists who know better call it "common sense." I have NEVER met a Chechen who deserves to live.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/05/02 00:05:21
  • tncdel 2012/05/01 23:56:35
    tncdel
    +4
    But Lib women almost always defend Muslims.
  • ☆ Queen... tncdel 2012/05/02 00:01:37
    ☆ QueenAline
    +2
    tha'ts true...why is that?
  • BlueMax372 ☆ Queen... 2012/05/02 00:28:08
    BlueMax372
    +4
    It's quite simple. Lib women are by definition STUPID!
  • ☆ Queen... BlueMax372 2012/05/02 12:52:46
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    i agree...
  • Doc 2012/05/01 23:56:28
    Doc
    +1
    Wonder how our current administration feels about Chechnya
  • ☆ Queen... Doc 2012/05/02 00:01:23
    ☆ QueenAline
    +3
    probaly supports them, and their right to do this...it's their country, right?
  • Doc ☆ Queen... 2012/05/02 02:19:59
    Doc
    +1
    It might be time for a few billion in foreign aid. Yeah! We could borrow from the social security fund.
  • BlueMax372 Doc 2012/05/02 22:58:46
    BlueMax372
    +2
    Maybe kill off a few million seniors to save money! Michelle would be PROUD!
  • ☆ Queen... BlueMax372 2012/05/02 23:04:10
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    that would be no surprise
  • Doc BlueMax372 2012/05/07 20:20:08
    Doc
    +1
    That's mean!

    and funny!
  • BlueMax372 Doc 2012/05/07 22:31:32
    BlueMax372
    +1
    And very true!
  • Doc BlueMax372 2012/05/13 17:04:20
    Doc
    Yes, yes it is! :-)
  • Mariann... ☆ Queen... 2012/05/02 03:03:58
    Marianne723
    +2
    Be expecting it here soon. It's hard to make this sink into a lot of people's heads, but it is coming. Just think of how everything has went crazy since Obuslim took office. All over the world. He will not say anything bad about the muslims. He makes it look like we are all crazy. That is his intention and all in the plan to destroy this country. It's the muslims agenda to rule this world, and now look at all the help they have doing it. If you think your safe in the US, ya better think again. We are almost void of any security at all. There is no safe haven anywhere in the world now. Shame on any who put this man in charge of our country, and still fighting to keep him there.
  • BlueMax372 Mariann... 2012/05/02 23:00:00
    BlueMax372
    +2
    MUCK the FUSLIMS! Every last one of them, including 0v0mit!
  • David H... Doc 2012/05/02 01:41:23
    David Hussey
    +2
    Probably the same as the administration who supported their bid for independence in the first place.
  • Doc David H... 2012/05/02 02:23:43
    Doc
    +1
    Care to elaborate?
  • David H... Doc 2012/05/02 05:33:44
    David Hussey
    +1
    Sure. Every administration, from Bush 1 through to the current one have cheered these guys. They all follow the "the enemy of my enemy is a friend" philosophy, it doesn't matter what kind of human slime someone might be... if you oppose the Russians we've got your back
  • Doc David H... 2012/05/02 18:23:40
    Doc
    +1
    Apparently sometimes picking the lesser of two evils is just picking evil.
  • David H... Doc 2012/05/03 00:02:42
    David Hussey
    +1
    Couldn't agree more strongly Doc, I might even go further than sometimes and say choosing the lesser of evils is choosing evil period
  • Doc David H... 2012/05/07 20:21:00
    Doc
    +1
    well said.
  • BlueMax372 Doc 2012/05/02 22:57:44
    BlueMax372
    +2
    It's quite likely, given the aggressive stupidity of the Marxist messiah-monkey-in-chief, that the Chechens, long known to be THE ethnicity truly worthy of extinction, are "freedom fighters!" If the American electorate restores this unspeakably stupid turd to his illegitimate "presidency," the country then truly deserves the Wrath of God that will descend upon it!
  • Doc BlueMax372 2012/05/07 20:22:02
    Doc
    I can only pray that God has mercy on us.
  • ConLibFraud 2012/05/01 23:56:14
    ConLibFraud
    +1
    All I want to add is if this was happening in my community ... any man caught doing an honor killing would not want to be alive to experience the rest of his life.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/05/01 23:23:02
    ☆ QueenAline
    +3
    "She said she has heard it from her
    father countless times: A Chechen girl who loses her virginity before
    marriage is a prostitute, and Allah will punish her"
    Watch out AMERICA...this should be a real eye opener to all youth out there
  • MadAsHEck ☆ Queen... 2012/05/02 00:01:24
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    We have already had honor killings in the USA. So far they have been prosecuted.

    Though I did read one article where there have been womnen killed in Michigan in the Muslim neighborhoods, and the authorities have not investigated, but allowed whatever story they were told to stand.

    There are somewhare in the nieghborhood of 700 "No Go Zones" in Europe where the areas are ruled by Sharia and civil authorities do not interfere.
  • ☆ Queen... MadAsHEck 2012/05/02 00:03:41 (edited)
    ☆ QueenAline
    +2
    it worries me that the same will happen here....
    http://www.sodahead.com/fun/h...
  • BlueMax372 MadAsHEck 2012/05/02 00:31:13
    BlueMax372
    +3
    One of those zones centers on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Doc BlueMax372 2012/05/02 02:25:51
    Doc
    +2
    And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call a, "ZINGER!!"

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