Concerns in Krygyzstan over citizens joining ISIL

Islamic Extremism

Concern about extremists is spreading to many countries, especially those with large Muslim populations. Krygyzstan is one of them. It’s a nation that has seen an increasing number of its citizens joining ISIL. CCTV’s Michal Bardavid filed this report.

Concerns in Krygyzstan over citizens joining ISIL

Concerns in Krygyzstan over citizens joining ISIL

Concern about extremists is spreading to many countries, especially those with large Muslim populations. Krygyzstan is one of them. It's a nation that has seen an increasing number of its citizens joining ISIL. CCTV's Michal Bardavid filed this report.

Highlights:

  • Approximately 85 percent of the Kyrgyz population is Muslim.
  • The country led by a secular State, has recently been concerned with the rise of extremism.
  • The International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence in London states the number of Central Asians fighting with the extremists are around 1,400.
  • The number of Kyrgyz nationals joining extremist Islamic State is still relatively low when compared to Western European countries such as the UK or Germany