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Islamic Extremism Spreads in Central Asia

The illegal flier boldly posted on the concrete telephone pole outside Dilyar Jumabayev’s home leaves no doubt about the sentiments of the man who lives inside: “All Muslims of the world unite against the infidels.” Through his black beard, Jumabayev shows an easy smile, but his words are vehement. “Muslims now realize who their enemies are. The United States and Britain want Muslims to fight against each other,” he said. Jumabayev, 32, is a member of the secretive Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir, or Party of Liberation, which is spreading across Central Asia. The growth is believed fueled in part by secular governments’ heavy-handed efforts here to crack down on what has become the largest such extremist movement in the region. It has as many as 20,000 members. Full Story

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