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Posted inCentral Asia, Eastern Europe & Russia, Regions

The Myth of Militant Islam: Why Fundamentalism Is Unlikely

by Lowell Bezanis > Religious fervor is spread very unevenly in Central Asia. A marked Islamic revival remains largely restricted to the traditional Muslim orthodox strongholds of Tajikistan, southern Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. Long settled, they were adjacent to or were themselves historically seats of great Islamic learning and conservatism. Many previously nomadic Kazakhs and Kyrgyz […]