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Kyrgyz Religion Expert Gets Knifed, Cries Islamic State

A self-styled expert on religious matters in Kyrgyzstan with a penchant for talking up the threat of Islamic radicalism has been attacked by unknown assailants, local outlets have reported.

Kadyr Malikov, who advises government policymakers on all things Islam, was reportedly knifed in the 12th micro-district of the capital, Bishkek, on the evening of November 26. 

According to Vesti.kg, citing confirmation from police sources, eyewitnesses saw Malikov running down the street, bloody-faced and screaming “ISIS wants to kill me” following a heated exchange with the driver of a BMW that was blocking his car. 

Citing an interview with a doctor, Russian agency Sputnik reported  Malikov was being operated on and had suffered deep knife wounds to his face and neck.

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