2020-10-30 19:49:00

Radical Islamists step up work among young Russians - Patrushev

Moscow, October 30, Interfax - Radical Islamists have stepped up activities in Russia in a bid to lure young people into crime, the Russian Security Council's Secretary Nikolay Patrushev said.

"For the purpose of engaging young people in unlawful activity, representatives of radical Islamic fundamentalists have stepped up efforts to convert into lslam persons who ethnically are not from traditionally Muslim cultures," Patrushev said at meeting with the Central Federal District's senior officials on Friday.

Factors include problems in the system of upbringing, unemployment, corruption, difficulties in providing social security and receiving education, he said.

"There has been a proliferation of the ideology of subcultures denying the established social and moral norms and facilitating the formation of communities bent on extremism and terrorism," Patrushev said.