The Crimean authorities went the shortest and, as it seems to them, the simplest and most effective way against Tatar Muslims: bans, expulsion, threats, and pressure.
Opinion & Analysis
Tough debates between the older generation, the supporters of the Soviet ideals, and the younger generation, returning to Islam, split many families in the Caucasus.
Over time JI’s political stance has been demonized, particularly since 2010 its leaders have been made scapegoat for the murders and atrocities committed by the Pakistani army.
The complexity is reduced to musings on the religiosity of ISIL, inconsequential debates about its appellation, conspiratorial thinking about its socio-genesis, premature announcements of its defeat.
President Rahmon was able to sideline Tajikistan’s only Islamic party in the recent elections, which is driving the party’s former supporters to more radical options.
The interest in Sunni Islam among young people is growing faster than that of Shiism, which the Azerbaijani authorities consider a serious threat. At the same time, Shiism is considered a threat becau
Saudi Arabia, along with other Arab states, launched air strikes against Houthis in Yemen, in an attempt to protect the legitimacy of President Hadi. This is a quick analysis of the situation.
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