Monday, April 30, 2012

Islamic Honor Killings Return To Chechnya

Chechen Women In Mortal Fear As President Backs Islamic Honor Killings -- Washington Times

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.

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My Comment: These crimes were unfathomable when Chechnya was a part of the former Soviet Union .... and now .... with strong political and military support from Moscow .... this horrid crime is returning.