"E-Islam" website launched in Kazakhstan for prevention of religious extremism

Astana, November 28, 2013

The Agency for Religious Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan has launched the "E-Islam" informational and educational Internet-portal.

Its work is aimed at "an in-depth explanation of fundamentals and values of the traditional Islam in Kazakhstan, interaction of secular principles and religious norms, as well as prevention of religious extremism and terrorism," informed the head of the agency Marat Azilkhanov at a briefing on Thursday in Astana.

The main purpose for creating this website is to inform peopl of a true idea of Islam.

A column of experts has been launched on the website, where competent and well-known religious studies specialists of Kazakhstan are ready to answer any questions that trouble citizens of the country.

Apart from this, the 24-hour "Hot line—114" has been launched for counseling and rendering psychological aid to residents of Kazakhstan on issues in the religious sphere. Kazakhstan is a predominantly Muslim nation.



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