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Fiji should not be alarmed about I.S

June 28, 2015 6:13 pm

A leading Muslim cleric says Fiji and the region aren’t immune to the terrorist group Islamic State which is recruiting young men and women from around the world.

Imam Afroz Ali – a former Fiji citizen is considered among the top 500 clerics in the world.

He’s involved in efforts in Australia and New Zealand to prevent young Muslim men and women from joining I.S.

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Imam Afroz says although Fiji isn’t at risk of such recruitments, there are some who are taking an interest in the terrorist group.

“There is evidence that in fact people in Fiji have been accessing videos and information about IS which is not necessarily available to the public but you’d have to have contact with people who may be involved with IS in terms of recruitment. It is a matter that we need to be alert about but not alarmed about.”

Imam Afroz says moderate Muslims around the world have denounced the Islamic State terrorist group and are actively campaigning against it.

About 78 Australians who follow Islam have become fighters for I.S

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