Uzbekistan: Islamism on the Rise

Joshua Foust opines that despite governmental crackdown on the religion-based political movements in the Ferghana Valley (which is shared by Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan), Islamism i- particularly Izb-ut-Tahrir semi-sect movement – still gaining market share. This situation requires a different approach of the Uzbek and Kyrgyz authorities in dealing with religious organizations.

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