41 people from Issyk-Kul region, including minors, left for Syria to participate in the armed conflicts in 2015, said the Chief of the Issyk-Kul Police Department Emilbek Saliyev during the meeting of the law enforcement officers on the results of their activities in 2015.
Participants of the meeting said that the police revealed 18 cases of religious extremism and seized 302 copies of various materials of extremist nature as a results in the past year.
"Religious extremism related issues are in focus of the entire world community over the last years. Recent meetings with the population on this issue have shown that our citizens are joining the religious extremist organizations due to the illiteracy of certain clerics. There are spiritual servants, who are not able to distinguish traditional Islam from extremist movements. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce training programs in the educational institutions. We should explain to children about the threat of religious extremism from their school age," said Saliyev.
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