TAJIKISTAN: Two thousand mosques converted into tearooms and cultural centres


Religious life in the former Soviet Republic has come under closer scrutiny after many Tajiks joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq. IN

“The mosques had not been authorised by the authorities. The latter also write imams’ sermons, and require the former to renew their permits on a regular basis. The government is trying to fight foreign influence and fundamentalism, but for one expert, it is running the risk of favouring extremism…” Click here for full text.

Asia News
7 February 2018


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