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Anti-hijab teacher killed in Russia’s Muslim south 106
From The Toronto Sun
MAKHACHKALA, Russia - A headmaster who was opposed to his female students wearing headscarves was killed in Russia’s Muslim North Caucasus by militants, local officials and Islamist rebels have said.
Akhmed Sidikullakh was shot dead by two assailants on Saturday in the courtyard of his home in a village in Dagestan, a region wedged between Chechnya and the Caspian Sea, the local Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
“Two of our brothers shot this godless criminal ... Recall that he is an enemy of God, who forbade students to attend mosque and girls from wearing a hijab,” the rebels said in a statement on vdagestan.info, site of the Islamist insurgency’s Dagestani section.
The Dagestani government condemned the attack, which took place in the village of Sovyetskoye near the Azeri border in the region’s south, and said it was an attempt to spread fear through society, the state-run RIA news agency said. It added that Sidikullakh, who was born in 1952, had received threats from militants.