Chechnya Just Implemented the Harshest Anti-Terror Laws Anywhere

Scene after gunfight Dec 4, 2014, that left at least 20 dead Photo: Saslanbek Isayev/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Just a day after a deadly terrorist attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny, the North Caucasus republic’s leader announced sweeping anti-terror laws that may just be the harshest in the world, punishing the terrorist’s family as well as local officials. The buff pro-Kremlin social media aficionado made the announcement on his usual mode of communication, Instagram.

“If a militant in Chechnya kills a policeman or any other person, the militant’s family will be immediately banished from Chechnya without the right to return, and their house will be razed to the ground,” Ramzan Kadyrov wrote as part of his announcement, apparently borrowing a tactic from Israel’s anti-terrorism playbook. To avoid such punishment, Kadyrov wrote that a father who suspects his son is radicalizing must turn him over to the authorities or “stop him using other means,” remaining frighteningly ambiguous about what those other means might be.

In addition, Kadyrov announced that he expects local leaders to immediately tender their resignations if even one person from their districts takes up arms against the state…

If they are kicked out of Chechnya, where will they go? Some other part of Russia, is my guess — so how does that reduce the overall violence in Russia? It doesn’t. But that is not Kadyrov’s problem.

  • Pete_Brewster

    Glad someone takes the problem of Islamic terror seriously.

    As to where the families of terrorists might go, hell is the only realistic option. Kadyrov’s hands are presumably tied by the current moratorium on capital punishment in Russia.

    • Should be interesting to watch.

    • Solo712

      The moratorium hasn’t stopped the FSB to kill off all (!) the big warlords in Chechnya. The last one was Dokka Umarov who was liquidated in September last year. Russians do not publicize the killings but let dozens of different tales of gruesome deaths circulate in the grapevine. This is apparently effective. The ranks of Chechen mujehads are dwindling fast. Where there were bands of fighters of a hundred or more in the past (Budyonnovsk, Beslan), now it is a rarity if more than a dozen show at a time. Many of the Chechens fighting in Iraq were born in exile in Turkey or Central Asia (like the Tsarnaev brothers of the Boston bombing). It would not surprise me if the latest raid in Groznyi was hatched outside of Chechnya.

      • There can only be ONE warlord- Kadyrov, Putin’s paid henchman.

        • Solo712

          That’s one way of looking at it. Another way would be to admit that Putin is really bright in allowing the Kadyrovs (the father was assassinated in 2004) to run with Chechnya within the federation as they see fit with only minimal requirements to conform to the law of Russia and to support its security. Moderate Islam is cultivated, terrorist Wahhabi Islam is suppressed without mercy. In return, Chechnya gets pile of money from Caspian oil. It is something of a marvel how quickly the place was rebuilt after the two wars of 1990’s. So it’s a win-win deal for Russia and the people of the Caucasus. Chechens are way better off than they would ever be with the crazies who want to build an Wahhabi Islamic federation in the Caucasus. Nearly everyone there knows it. That’s why the place is relatively peaceful now. The shitdisturbers are mostly outside idiots who do the bidding of the Saudi desert rats and their paid dogs in Washington.

          • Kadyrov serves Putin’s ends, not his own. Kadyrov, it seems, is doing an end-run-around to that. There is nothing moderate about this man.

      • Pete_Brewster

        Good to know.

        Also good to see a government secret security service actually do its job. It’ll be a great day when CSIS are given permission to take out the trash.

    • No, he isn’t.

      How do you think ANY sectarian leader in the Islamic world kept order? By wagging their fingers at extremists? Instead Kadyrov advises exile.

      Nothing about this mess sounds legitimate.

    • Justin

      It is very likely that the anti-Christ West is supporting their islamic jihadist allies to open a new front of Jihad war against Christian Russia. In any case, this new law looks very potent and if is followed to the letter, it will really make the local islamic jihadists there to think thrice before they engage in their barbaric murderous jihad there.

      • How much are you paid by the Russians as a shill, Justin?

        I just need to know.

        • Justin

          Are you denying that the West is profoundly anti-Christ and that they support, fund and arm islamic terrorists worldwide???
          I had to leave the country of my birth because the Christ-hating West armed and funded the muslim terrorists there to kill and persecute my Christian brothers and sisters there and thousands have been murdered and those who could flee live now as refugee in many parts of the world. I have seen it with my own eyes Western aid agencies refusing Christian refugee any aid while they were providing huge aid, visas and resettlement programs to thousands of muslims who were the very people who were persecuting us. I am guessing that you are an IGNORANT Canadian/Western who is detached from reality and cannot understand beyond the CBC evening news! I suggest that you leave Canada and go visit Christians in Syria, Iraq or Pakistan and spend at least two years there and then you will (probably) l understand what I am talking about.

          • That’s right- whoever is tired of your endless mash notes to Putin obviously hates Jesus and loves the gays.

            Now, if I could move the discussion in to a more grown-up arena, the decadence of the post-modern West isn’t typical of just the West where at least one still has some modicum of freedom to change his or her lot. Putin doesn’t care that Islam is a fundamentally dangerous ideology to the West or to Russia (which has resisted the eighteenth century idea of liberal democracy in favour of Marxism, Leninism, Stalinism and now Putinism because mass murder, arrests, censorship and totalitarianism are SO much better). He sees it as fundamentally dangerous to him. That’s the long and short of it. He can make a deal with Kadyrov. How serious about combatting Islamism could he possibly be?

  • Jay Currie

    Send them one way to IS and let the aerial war take its course.

  • Solo712

    “Kadyrov wrote that a father who suspects his son is radicalizing must turn him over to the authorities or “stop him using other means,” remaining frighteningly ambiguous about what those other means might be.”

    Actually, it is not ambiguous at all. Kadyrov makes reference to the ancient Chechen custom of father’s duty to kill a wayward son. Pushkin’s epic poem “Tazit” deals with the warrior culture of “Checheny” and describes the near-absolute power of fathers in the clan.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s a violent place.

  • pdxnag

    Why, oh why must a pledge of loyalty exclusively to the Islamic Ummah always be followed by a superfluous inquiry into some criminal wrongdoing and resulting punishment? If someone renounces citizenship/loyalty – for example becoming a French citizen – the inquiry can come to an end and the person’s desire to emigrate can be accommodated immediately. Muslims cannot be “Muslim” and a citizen of a free state, a state that does not enforce Islamic/Sharia law. Pious Muslims will war until Sharia is the law of the land. Expel them, as a less violent response to Mohammad’s 1,400 year-old declaration of war on all non-Muslims.

  • How to take down Islam by force.

    1. Stop the muezzin – This constant call to prayers is nothing more than a continual incitement for the most devout Muslims. It badgers “cultural Muslims” into silence on the issue of Islam.

    2 Arrest the mullahs

    3 Close the mosques – demolish most – demolish most minarets

    4 Arrest anyone who tries to enforce sharia law.

    5 Make women equal to men.

    6 All girls to school.

    7 Allow only Muslim cultural customs that are compatible with the 21st century

    8 Do not allow any customs that celebrate violence

    9 Arrest anyone who tries to promote violence.

    10 religion can only be practice at home. No large groups.

    11 Force a reformation of the Koran, Haidith, and Sunnah. Confiscate all Korans.

    Anyone else have any ideas?

    • Pete_Brewster

      The cobalt bomb.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “If they are kicked out of Chechnya, where will they go?”
    I would expect PM Justin will make a special point of inviting them to settle in Canada.

    • Frau Katze

      He’s stupid enough to do that. Call them “refugees”.

  • BillyHW

    Everyone condemns Israeli tactics, until they need to use them themselves.

    • Pete_Brewster

      Everyone condemns Israeli tactics because they don’t want the rabble to catch on to how countries serious about security deal with their Muslim problems.

  • So Kadyrov is NOT going to kill a terrorist? Really?

    Something is fishy here.

    • ellake

      Kadyrov is a “normal” muslim dicator.
      He is dependent on Puttin support so he will kill terrorists.

      On the other hand he is often meeting with Arab people, ( he is posting such photos on instagram.) He also supports teaching of Islam in schools and is quite religious. (
      So really it seems to me that he is exporting terrorism, but at home he is fighting with terrorists but only because they are against his rule.

      • He is a more Islamic Assad, supported by the Russians and essential for keeping some kind of order (which is an illusion).

  • Hard Little Machine

    The UN already sternly warned all Jews they’re being watched about this.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    One thing’s for sure, this mess looks good on the Ruskies to me. 🙂

  • Great work Russia and chechnya

    Finally someone learn from us how to deal with the terror rather than condeming the state of Israel for it’s war on terrorism.