Central Asia: Islamists in Prison

19 01 2010

URL: http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=6435&l=1
Source: International Crisis Group

This report highlights the rising number and political significance of Islamists in state detention. It argues that the governments’ tough policy on political Islam only increases the risk of violent militancy. The failure to differentiate between armed Islamist groups and those who oppose the state by political means will deepen the divide between the observant Muslim population and central governments – a particularly dangerous development at a time when the risk of armed Islamist insurgency is growing.

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