«The rehabilitation program for those returning from Syria and Iraq should be individual for each person. There is no universal solution. If it existed across the globe, it would have been successfully used already,» – Julia Denisenko, an independent expert on countering extremism and deradicalization, noted in her interview for CABAR.asia. (more…)
From August 5-22, Belief.cabar.asia held a contest among Instagram users of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the best post on religious tolerance. The goal is the promotion of religious diversity and religious tolerance in the countries of Central Asia. (more…)
The only mosque of the Twelver Shiites of Kyrgyzstan is located in Bishkek.
Elier Karimov: Mandatory quotas for women will positively affect the solution of gender problems in Uzbekistan
What needs to be done to raise the status of women in Uzbekistan? Elier Karimov, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor at Hofstra University (New York, USA) considers it useful to legally strengthen the measures which provide privileges for women.
Issyk Kul region of Kyrgyzstan is the third after Bishkek and Chui region by the number of residing orthodox Christians.
According to studies, over 10 years the number of those who consider themselves atheists in Kazakhstan has tripled.
Back in 30s in Tajikistan there was a “Society of the Atheists,” freely operating and clearly enjoying state support. But now atheists, because of the agressive reaction of society, prefer to stay low and quiet. (more…)
According to the 2016 research, a mere 0.7 per cent of Kyrgyzstanis deem themselves atheists.
They are listed as extremists and even after release those convicted under article 174 of the Criminal Code encounter severe barriers to employment and earnings.
Tajik experts and clergy comment on fatwas of the famous Muslim ulama, who declared it impermissible to go for Hajj.