Letter: Horror in Chechnya

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Sir: I agree with your leading article that the West has ignored the indiscriminate bombing of Chechnya by Russia.

Britain was quick to impose economic sanctions against Pakistan after the recent coup. However, it is not only reluctant to impose sanctions against Russia but has been muted over the atrocity committed by the Russian army against the Chechen people. The threat of withholding IMF funding would be a start.

Unfortunately our foreign policy is mainly Islamophobic. We continue sanctions against Iraq but refuse to take similar action against Israel, which has been occupying southern Lebanon for more than a decade and has weapons of mass destruction.


Editor, "The Muslim News"

Harrow, Middlesex