Interview 27 Aug 15

Egypt Named as Source of Balkan Islamic Extremism

Kosovo researcher says imams promoting ISIS in Balkans studied together in Egypt before bring their militant ideas back home.

Rron Gjinovci
BIRN
Pristina

Religious extremists from the Balkans linked to Islamic State, ISIS, have their base in the Macedonian capital of Skopje, Kosovo researcher Shpend Kursani warns. 

The violent extremist ideas promoted by ISIS, recently embraced by groups of people from the Balkans and Kosovo in particular, can be traced back to modern Egypt, research by Kosovo Centre for Security Studies claims.

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Western Balkans on Alert Over ISIS Threat

Countries in the region have raised security levels and introduced new precautions to counter the threat of terrorist attacks by Islamic State.

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