Astana invited the neighbors together to fight religious extremism

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Kazakhstan is a Central Asian countries to create a prevention of extremism on religious grounds, the international Advisory Council governing religious activities, reported the press service of the Ministry of religious Affairs and civil society in the Republic.

With this initiative the head of Department Nurlan Yermekbayev was made on Thursday during the international conference «Islam in a modern secular state», held in Bishkek. In his speech he raised the issue of dissemination of ideas of destructive religious movements, denoting the directions of fight against the signs of radicalism.

«In the pre-Soviet period our people have formed a common religious tradition, based on the principles of kindness, tolerance, respect man, regardless of his religion. In this regard, it is important to preserve and adapt our spiritual heritage, and use it in modern conditions. Only a secular society can ensure the equality of religions in a multicultural environment,» said Yermekbayev, which quoted the press service.

According to a press release, in order to deepen international cooperation, exchange of experience and joint action in the field of prevention of extremism on religious grounds Yermekbayev proposed to create an international Advisory Council between the departments of Central Asian countries, regulating religious activities.

«From all of us — government, academic and religious leaders must join forces against religious extremism… Such a Council would establish an effective mechanism of cooperation in a regional format. Unity in the making and implementation of decisions will be stronger than the actions of destructive forces,» — said the Minister.

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