Kazakhstan can set up Muslim public order forces
A public organization called the Union of Muslims of Kazakhstan (SMK) has proposed to create Muslim public order forces to counter extremism in the country, Interfax-Religion reported.
"Senior SMK members believe that the spread of Islamic extremism must be countered primarily by representatives of the Muslim community," the Union said in a statement.
"The creation of such paramilitary units under the aegis of the state will help not only improve the crime situation in the republic, but also efficiently counter corruption within the law enforcement authorities," the statement said.
At the same time, apart from fighting religious extremism, the key task of the Muslim public order forces will consist in countering organized crime, the SMK said.