Islamic State a threat to all countries in the region, experts say
Public Radio of Armenia
The radical Islamic movements are getting out of control, experts Hayk Kocharyan and Sargis Grigoryan told a press conference today.
“Turkey is a country, from where the Islamists freely move to European countries. Meanwhile, Turkey is able to establish control and prevent all this,” Grigoryan noted.
The speakers do not exclude anything, not even the clashes and escalation of the situation. Radical Islamists come forth with new threats on the web, indicating other European cities as new targets. “Europe should be wise enough to mitigate the negative wave,” Sargis Grigoryan said.
According to Hayk Kocharyan, there is a huge number of Muslims in Europe included in terrorist organizations. “However, no less important is the correct attitude towards the Muslims. One should keep in mind that not every Muslim is a terrorist, and not every terrorist is Muslim,” he noted.
The Islamic State is aspiring to reinforce its positions in our region, as well. To what extent is this dangerous to our country?
This organization poses a direct threat to all countries of the region, the speakers say.
“Turkey is a country, from where the Islamists freely move to European countries. Meanwhile, Turkey is able to establish control and prevent all this,” Sargis Grigoryan noted. “Azerbaijan, in turn, is a supplier of weapons. There are many Azeris among Islamists, but they are no leaders. Iran, in turn, has come forth with anti-Islamist calls and steps,” he added.
“In this case there is a terrorist network with its radical approaches on one hand, and a state with its laws on the other hand. If an attempt is made to pressure the movement by force, it will mean involvement in military actions, which is a painful option,” he said.