2018-02-22 11:01:00

To eliminate ISIS on its territory is not enough, its cells remind about themselves in Russia - Metropolitan Hilarion

Moscow, February 22, Interfax - Head of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion believes the ISIS (banned in Russia - IF) ideas live until there are people who stick to these views.

"We have eliminated the ISIS territorially, but people remained and spread around the world as rats, they organized sleeping cells, but these sleeping cells remind about themselves in many countries, including Russia," he said at a session of the Council for International Cooperation with Religious Organizations at the Russian President.

The hierarch laments that today children in Syria who live in risk zone of recruiting to radical Islam organizations, do not have a possibility to go to school and receive education, while without education they can easily fell victims to recruiters.