Islam

Should Tablighi Jamaat be banned in Kyrgyzstan?

«Today, a certain number of local experts believe that banning Tablighi Jamaat in the country will be extremely unwise. Since for Kyrgyzstan it represents no threat, but, on the contrary, ideologically opposes the Wahhabi and Salafi movements», Roza Duisheeva, a  participant of the School of Analytics CABAR.asia, writes in her article.

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IWPR conducted Trainings for Imam Khatibs in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

CABAR.asia 19.04.19

Trainings in Kyrgyzstan were held in Jalalabat, Osh and Batken cities, in Kazakhstan –  Kyzylorda, Turkestan and Taraz cities.
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Aleksey Malashenko: ISIS Project Is Closing Down, But Islamic State Concept Will Persist

CABAR.asia 15.04.19

An expert in Islam and Central Asia in the interview to CABAR.asia has told about the fate of the Islamic state concept, the role of Central Asians in this project, about religious peculiarities of the region and what can be done about it. (more…)

Kazakhstan Teenagers in Religion

According to the recent census of 2009, almost 1.5 million Kazakhstanis in the age of 15-19 specified their affiliation to religion. Slightly more than 40 thousand teenagers designated themselves as non-believers.

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Return to Tajikistan: “Those Who Repent Will Be Amnestied”

The return of the first Tajik woman who spent a year in the Syrian city of Idlib, on the territory of the IS (terrorist and extremist organization banned in Tajikistan – Ed.), gives hope to other parents whose children went to the Arab conflicts zone and did not return.

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Preventing Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism: A Community-Policing Approach

Terrorism is a denial of democracy and of human rights, which are at the very core of the OSCE. No country in the OSCE area or beyond is immune to the threat of terrorism: it is real, pervasive and multifaceted, but it should be carefully assessed to ensure that it is neither exaggerated nor minimized. The state has the obligation and primary responsibility to prevent and combat terrorism, as well as to respect and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, the state needs to draw on the support of society in general, including civil society and businesses, to successfully counter this phenomenon.

This guidebook provides policy guidance on central issues that can have an impact on the success or failure of police efforts to harness a communitypolicing approach to preventing terrorism and countering VERLT.

Assylbek Izbairov: Kazakhstan is Multipolar in Terms of Religion, Which Could Cause Conflicts

CABAR.asia 07.03.19

Harmonious religious relations are a very sensitive and relevant topic today for Kazakhstan. Assylbek Izbairov, director of the institute for geopolitical studies, professor of the institute for diplomacy, religious scholar, told about the regulation in this sphere and how to build a system of religious relations in the interview to CABAR.asia.

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“Nobody Departed to Iraq and Syria from Here”. How Villages of Tajikistan Counteract Extremism

CABAR.asia 06.03.19

 In mid-February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, Sirojiddin Muhriddin, said that the country had begun the work on returning its citizens from Syria and Iraq. In recent years, nearly two thousand people departed for there. However, the situation in the country is uneven: in some districts, a large number of people join the ranks of extremists, and in other districts, there is not a single person who has departed. (more…)

Social Experiment: How I was Wearing Headscarf in Tashkent for One Week

22.02.19

A journalist based in Tashkent, Louiza Atabayeva, was wearing a headscarf for a week and told what it was like to hold business meetings, travel by underground, meet boyfriend’s friends and hear personal insults when you wear a headscarf.
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New media culture and information literacy as an early warning of radicalization of youth

The ability to distinguish extremist propaganda, violent media-leading xenophobia and hate speech in information consumed will help young users to become resistant to radical narratives.

The report “New Media Culture and Information Literacy as an Early Warning of the Radicalization of Youth” offers recommendations and educational methods for training young users.