Female civil servants must wear Islamic headscarves or be fired, the maverick head of Russia’s Chechnya region said this week – and Ramzan Kadyrov, the son of a Muslim cleric went on to say that women were the root of all crime committed in Chechnya because they were inviting men to have sex with them.
Kadyrov said he had been “literally shocked seeing our young women walking around in T-shirts and miniskirts in our city (the Chechen capital Grozny)”.
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.
I repeat once again – women must either wear headscarves, or they should not work (for state institutions). You may say I make unlawful statements, but I will not back down. 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.
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