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Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam
August 28, 2019

Kyrgyzstan Attempts to Isolate Local Islam

By Elmurat Ashiraliev
Kyrgyz authorities profess a separation of state and religion while also paradoxically preferring one version of Islam.

Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan
May 15, 2019

Islamic Tourism Has Great Potential in Uzbekistan

By Surayyo Usmanova
As Uzbekistan opens to the world, its many important religious sites can form the base of a tourism boom.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018

Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.

Where Can One Get a ‘Patriotic Muslim’ Certificate? About Mulk
September 01, 2018

Where Can One Get a ‘Patriotic Muslim’ Certificate? About Mulk

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Despite a preachy posture, the movie’s importance lies in highlighting the plight of Muslims in contemporary India.

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths
March 01, 2018

Paying Attention to India’s Saints of All Faiths

By Krzysztof Iwanek
There are cults in India that exist between Hinduism and Islam, but their sites are increasingly claimed by one or the other.

Malaysia's Slide Toward More Conservative Islam
October 04, 2017

Malaysia's Slide Toward More Conservative Islam

By Dominique F. Fernandes
The past two decades has seen Malaysia’s slow and steady shift toward an increasingly conservative Islam.

Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
August 31, 2017

Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens

By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.
Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists
August 19, 2017

Beware the War Against ASEAN’s Atheists

By David Hutt
A look at the ongoing persecution of a minority group that continues to be under assault in some parts of the region.

Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
February 24, 2017

Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?

Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan
January 31, 2017

Imagining Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ on Pakistan

By Umair Jamal
Trump’s domestic and international isolation would further grow if Pakistan’s name is added to any travel ban list.

Tracing the Quran's Journey
October 25, 2016

Tracing the Quran's Journey

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
A major exhibit in Washington, D.C., showcases the world's many Qurans.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
October 18, 2016

Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims

By Uran Botobekov
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.

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