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Chechens Stage Mass Rally Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia's Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called  the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mixing pro-Islamic chants and anti-Western rhetoric, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Europe to chants of “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as the protesters stood along the main thoroughfare of Chechnya's capital, Grozny. Some...

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