Czechs consider radical Islam a greater security threat than situation in Ukraine, polls suggest

A majority of Czechs consider the radicalism of the terrorist group Islamic State, which holds large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, a greater security threat than the developments in the geographically closer Ukraine, according to a new poll released by the CVVM agency. According to the poll, 57 percent of those asked said they followed the situation with IS while five percent followed the situation in Ukraine. The survey was conducted in the month of June. A similar poll conducted by the STEM agency suggested that 82 percent of Czechs see Islamic fundamentalism as a threat.

Author: Jan Velinger