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    There is no room to act for radical islamists in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There are no potential risks or threats linked to radical Islamism in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev told Sputnik.

    "I shall say it this way – we have no threats of this kind inside the country. Our society has consolidated around the national idea. It entails priority of our values, in promotion of multiculturalism … Our community is united by the idea of restoration of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, as well as the strengthening of our independence and resolution of all economic and social issues. Therefore there are no niches for radicals – there is no social or economic basis," Aliyev told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency’s Director General Dmitry Kiselev in an interview.

    According to the president, the main challenge ahead of Azerbaijan today is to "protect itself from negative external influence, including in terms of religious extremism."


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