Ramzan Kadyrov, Grozny, December 30th, 2014

Transcript of Kadyrov’s words:

For many years with arms in hands, we fought against international terrorism and defeated it.  But the threat of terrorism in Russia has not yet disappeared.  I am sure that you are not indifferent to the fate of our Fatherland.  We remember the days when enemies surrounded Chechnya from all sides, but there was not a single friend who was ready to stand up for the Chechen people. This role was assumed not by a soldier, not by a politician, not by a general.  The mufti and the religious leader of Chechnya Akhmad Haji Kadyrov (the late father of Ramzan Kadyrov, murdered by Wahabis in a terrorist attack – the Saker) stood up to protect the people and the integrity of Russia.  He had no army, weapons and money, but he had the Holy Quran in his hands.  A formidable weapon for him were courage, fairness and faith in his rightness.  You could say the whole world was against Akhmad Haji.  Vladimir Putin was first who believed him, supported him and held out a hand of friendship and assistance.  It was not easy to do.  The Russian President had to prove to the politicians, the military and all the people, that only Akhmad Haji will reassemble the torn apart Chechen people, restore peace and stability and deal with international terrorism, trying to destroy the country.  In the most difficult moment, when there were no solutions to complex problems, when the question arose for our people to be or not to be, Ahmad Haji appealed to Vladimir Putin and not a single time he was refused – I saw it with my own eyes.

On May 1, 2004, speaking in front of the most famous people, Akhmad Haji said, that the time has come when each of us must make his particular choice.  Today I repeat the words of Akhmad Haji – it’s time to make an informed choice.  And we say to the entire world that we are combat infantry of Vladimir Putin.  If we receive an order, we will actually prove that this is so.  For fifteen years Putin has been helping our people.  Now, you and I – and we have tens of thousands of people, specially trained – ask the national leader of Russia to consider us a special voluntary unit of the Commander in Chief, ready to defend Russia and the stability of her borders, accomplish a combat mission of any complexity.  We fully realize that our country has a regular army, air force, navy and nuclear forces. However, there are tasks that can be solved only by volunteers, and we’ll solve them.

America, Europe have declared an economic war on Russia.  They are trying to cause chaos in the country, panic, riots.  But the Russian people have united around their leader – Vladimir Putin.  The Chechen people takes one of the central places in this unity.  We have chosen the path of Akhmad Haji, he firmly stood on the way of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam (peace be upon him).  Haji Ahmad said that he is ready to submit, if there is a person who can prove that he made even a single step that goes against the Quran or the Sunna, sallallahu alayhi wasallam (peace be upon him).  Such a person has not yet been found.  Therefore, I firmly believe that you and I are on the path of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam (peace be upon him).  We will never deviate from this path.  Starting today, each of us must be ready at any moment to prove their dedication to the cause of our lives.  We will meet Russia’s enemy wherever he may be, in its own lair.  We publicly declare this to the whole world, so that it is clear and understandable to everyone – Long live our great motherland Russia!  Long live our national leader of Russia Vladimir Putin! Allahu Akbar (God is the greatest)!