Kadyrov says insults to Chechen people are the cause of conflict with Dagestanis

Kadyrov says insults to Chechen people are the cause of conflict with Dagestanis
Ramzan Kadyrov

The politician noted that Dagestanis misunderstood his words about Imam Shamil, under whom the population of Chechnya allegedly halved.

Chechen Republic Head Ramzan Kadyrov said insults to the Chechen people were the cause of conflict with Dagestanis. According to him, Dagestanis misunderstood his words about Imam Shamil. The Chechen head told this in an interview with Dagestani journalist Ruslan Kurbanov. 

“I did not say a word about Dagestan, about its men and women. I spoke about ‘button heroes’ who sweared at me, my people, and the people of my father. They are shaitans – they are not Muslims; they are not descendants of Imam Shamil,” the Chechen head explained. According to Kadyrov, some Dagestanis cannot be called followers of the Imam, because they publish ‘pictures with half-naked girls’ on the Internet. 

Kurbanov posted an excerpt from the interview on his Instagram. The journalist wanted to talk with the head of Chechnya in order to “resolve the differences” between the two peoples. Previously, Kurbanov Ura.ru explained that with the help of the interview he wants to convey Kadyrov’s position. He promised to post the full version of the conversation in the near future. 

The conflict between Kadyrov and Dagestanis began after the politician said in an interview with Chechnya Today about the repressions of Imam Shamil against Chechens. The head of Chechnya said that during the reign of Shamil, each of the Chechen villages was burned several times.

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