Kadyrov criticized the protest actions of Muslims in Moscow

Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has spoken out against uncoordinated actions by Muslims in Moscow, saying he does not support such behavior, even if it is for a good cause. Commenting on the protests against OMON raids on houses of prayer, he advised coordinating activities with local authorities and expressing their opinion in a civilized manner.

“There will always be paid instigators who will do anything to provoke riots. I wouldn’t be surprised if they really exist. This also becomes a pretext for artificially inflating the topic by foreign agents paid by the West,” Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel.

Adam Delimchanow, Member of the State Duma from Chechnya, spoke on the same subject. According to him, such conflicts “are especially dangerous now, when the country finds itself in the conditions of fighting the enemy in the West.” The deputy stressed that the leadership of Chechnya is always in contact with the governor of the Moscow region and law enforcement agencies to solve emerging problems by legal methods.

The day before in Moscow, dozens of Muslims marched from Moscow’s historic mosque on Bolshaya Tatarskaya Street to the Tretyakovskaya metro station. The protest actions were caused by the actions of the security forces in the prayer halls, in Kotelniki and Dzerzhinsky. On July 7, during a service, they broke into a mosque in Kotelniki and sprayed a fire extinguisher. A week later, the police arrived at a mosque in the village of Dzerzhinsky. Security forces entered the building during prayer without taking off their shoes, which goes against Islamic norms and was used as a pretext for the conflict.

Moscow’s Mufti Ildar Alyautdinov had previously supported Muslims and condemned the preventive measures of the police, expressing the hope that any problems and misunderstandings would be resolved through negotiations rather than street actions. The mayor of Kotelnikov, Sergey Zhigałkin, also noted that cultural centers are intended for cultural and social activities, and ceremonies should be held in temples. According to him, organizing mass events in community centers is unacceptable.


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