Religion

2018-01-22
2018-01-22

Uzbekistan eyes future as centre of Islamic culture

Collaboration among the government, imams, elders, religious scholars, law enforcement and the film industry is already seeing results.


2018-01-12
2018-01-12

Muslim magazine steers Kyrgyz youth away from radicalisation

Umma, the first and only Muslim magazine in Kyrgyzstan, promotes religious education to counter extremism and terrorism.


2017-12-20
2017-12-20

Thousands of radicalised Kazakhstanis have 'returned' to traditional Islam

The Spiritual Administration for Muslims of Kazakhstan (DUMK) has convinced nearly 5,000 extremists to abandon their radical thoughts, clerics say.


2017-12-04
2017-12-04

As Islam grows in Kyrgyzstan, worshippers need proper guidance: analysts

Poor religious education creates a breeding ground for radical organisations, warn scholars and analysts.


2017-10-12
2017-10-12

Work progressing on Uzbekistan's Centre for Islamic Civilisation

The centre aims to unite Uzbeks to fight extremism through scientific study of Islamic history and culture, authorities say.


2017-08-30
2017-08-30

Kazakhstan considers restrictions on extremist 'external attributes'

The proposed rules are meant to protect the public, say officials.


2017-08-23
2017-08-23

New mosque construction in Kyrgyzstan may help in radicalisation fight

In the 1990s, the country had only 39 mosques. Now it has nearly 3,000.


2017-08-01
2017-08-01

New Kazakhstani charity to fight extremism, prevent radicalisation

The Uakyp Foundation will help clergy step up rehabilitation of radicalised individuals, say its founders.


2017-07-24
2017-07-24

Kyrgyz anti-extremism hotline provides advice, anonymity

A hotline to counsel callers affected by extremism has been serving the public since last December.


2017-07-18
2017-07-18

New Kazakhstan policy aims to achieve greater religious stability

A planning document, approved by the president, urges stronger measures to combat alien, spurious teachings.


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