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Alkhanov demands to stop linking the words terrorist and Chechen


Grozny, July 15th RIA Novosti. The president of Chechnya, Alu Alkhanov, demands a stop to the linking of the term terrorist with the word Chechen.

It is about time for some politicians and representatives of the mass media to step away from the custom of sticking a label on the Chechen people and using the word terrorist in context with the term Chechen, Alkhanov said in a speech at the Hot Line which was organized by the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

According to his words, he never classifies terrorists by the characteristic of nationality.

I never say: a Dagestan, an Ossetian or a Karachai-Circassian terrorist. The whole world knows, that terrorists dont have a nationality and that they all have the same face the face of inhumanity, the head of the republic said.

It is always clear who is who. Nevertheless, we never make an investigation to find out the nationality of terrorists, Alkhanov said.

According to his words, the leaders of terrorist groups are not Chechens, Englishmen or representatives of other nationalities. They are people who dont want the world to live in peace. They dont care where they carry out their attacks because their main aim is to spread death and fear, the Chechen president stated.

[22.07.2005]

Source: RIA "Novosti"

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