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Sunday, May 17, 2015

KRG monitors Salafi mullahs to thwart ISIS influence

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is monitoring all Salafi clerics and their mosques in the region to assure they are not recruiting for the Islamic State, according to Mariwan Naqshbandi, an official at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The decision to observe the mosques and mullahs, as Salafi clerics are known, was taken after several prominent figures aligned themselves with ISIS and young people from their mosques turned up fighting for the extremists  in Syria, Naqshbandi said.

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