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Tajikistan's Secularization

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon
Proof perhaps that Tajik President Rahmon's policy of secularization is working.

From RFE/RL News:

Two Tajik families illegally entered Afghanistan earlier this month because they said they wanted to live in an Islamic country, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.

The 12 Tajik citizens were detained by Afghan police after crossing the border.

Afghan investigators told RFE/RL that the Tajiks said they are not followers of any political group or religious movement but simply wanted to live in a "Muslim country."

-- Luke Allnutt

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