The rogue boss of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, made clear he was instituting a strict Sharia law on the state even though it most probably violated Russian law. Kadyrov insisted the bodies of seven young women who were shot in the head and dumped were simply testimony to the right of men to end the idea of “loose morals” for women. “If a woman runs around, and if a man runs around with her, both of them are killed.” Of course, only the bodies of the women who did the running around were found. We can assume the men who did the running are still running around. Kadyrov says women are the property of their husbands or fathers and her main role in life is bearing children and keeping the house in good order.
His actions are in clear violation of the Russian constitution which grants equal rights to women and does not allow “honor killing.” Initial reports suggest the women were not even engaged in an adultery experience but were murdered for other reasons, but that apparently does not impress the Chechnya leader who is trying to come across as tougher than fundamentalist Muslims.