Wizards Are No Longer Welcome in Chechnya

By Luke Y. Thompson in Nerdery
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

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A wizard may show up precisely when he means to, but he'd better not be meaning to show up in the former Soviet republic any time soon. Head of the Chechnyan Republic and former separatist rebel Ramzan Kadyrov has a new enemy in his sights, insisting at a meeting with municipal leaders that...

"turning to wizards and false healers won't bring them any relief and is banned by Islam,"

On the other hand, Kadyrov believes in djinns and exorcism, and has established hospitals that endorse the expelling of evil spirits. This despite the fact that in nearby Russia, so we're told, evil spirits exorcise YOU!

via Drudge Report

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