NEWSWATCH AP: “Chechnya Holds Classes to Counter IS Propaganda”
Authorities in Russia’s predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya have organized classes to stave off Islamic State recruitment. Thousands … have joined IS in Syria … some have taken senior positions. Islamic militancy has engulfed Russia’s North Caucasus … nearly 1,000 people are believed to have left Dagestan from Syria, the number of Chechen recruits is far lower. * * * To counter IS propaganda, Islamic clerics and government officials are holding meetings with … students on how to avoid IS recruitment, explaining that the group distorts the true meaning of the Quran.