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Russian Crackdown on Muslims Fuels Exodus to IS

Security forces in Russia's southernmost republic of Dagestan keep devout Muslims under surveillance, routinely raid their homes and haul them to police stations to give DNA samples and fingerprints. So it was no surprise to many in the village of Komsomolskoye that Rashid Magomedov fled to Syria to join the Islamic State group, leaving behind a pregnant wife and two children. The 30-year-old had been detained several times, spent two months in jail on charges that later were...

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