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Tajikistan Limits Mosque Access to Block Islamic Radicalism

As fundamentalist violence spreads in Afghanistan, neighboring Tajikistan is moving to control Islamic practices and to curb foreign influence.

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The old and the new: a recently adopted law in Tajikistan restricts minors from attending mosques, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)
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The old and the new: a recently adopted law in Tajikistan restricts minors from attending mosques, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)

Friday prayer at Dushanbe's central mosque, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)
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Friday prayer at Dushanbe's central mosque, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)

Over 1,000 worshipers gathered at Dushanbe's central mosque for Friday prayer. Even though a recent law prevents minors from attending mosques, they still come, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)
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Over 1,000 worshipers gathered at Dushanbe's central mosque for Friday prayer. Even though a recent law prevents minors from attending mosques, they still come, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)

Dushanbe's central mosque, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)
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Dushanbe's central mosque, September 30, 2011. (VOA - Y. Weeks)

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