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Posted inCentral Asia, Regions

Cracking Down on Wahhabis

by Bruce Pannier Since Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991, President Islam Karimov has warned of Islamic fundamentalism threatening the stability of the entire Central Asian region. Justifying sustained harassment of Islamic groups at home, he has pointed to the bloody five-year war in neighboring Tajikistan between former Communists and Islamic groups as proof of what […]