Posted by: becketfund | January 10, 2008

Chechnya: President Demands Increase in Islamic Programming

GROZNY – Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has threatened to shut down Chechen television stations which do not devote enough airtime to the explanation of “basic Islamic values” according to the president’s website, RIA Novosti reported on January 10. Those in charge of programming decisions have been instructed to emphasize “spiritual and patriotic programs” and to avoid anything that might draw Chechnya’s youth towards Wahabi Islam or other hard-line movements.

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