Sorcery crackdown: Chechnya leader orders hard line on wizards
2013 02 15

From: Telegraph.co.uk

Sorcerers, psychics, and faith healers may be on the way out in Chechnya, where the leader of the mountainous, overwhelmingly Muslim region in Russia’s Caucasus has ordered a crackdown on the practices.

Kremlin-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov called on Chechens to steer clear of "charlatans" claiming to have magic powers, whom he accused of exploiting people’s sufferings for money.


Ramzan Kadyrov called on Chechens to steer clear of "charlatans" .

Mr Kadyrov said at a meeting with municipal leaders in Grozny, the capital, on Saturday that "turning to wizards and false healers won’t bring them any relief and is banned by Islam," according to a statement from the Chechen government.

He went on to threaten that anyone engaging in such practices would feel the force of the region’s feared security services.

Though Mr Kadyrov is taking a hard line on "forgers" who "discredit Islam," he has been eager to promote Islamic mysticism since he became president in 2005.

Folk belief is widespread in Chechnya, which many locals believe is a hotbed for Islamic spirits called djinns drawn there by the destruction from the wars, which killed tens of thousands and reduced much of the region to rubble.

Read the full article at: telegraph.co.uk



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