The Tajik government forcibly shaved the beards of 13,000 men to hinder them from becoming jihadis, Radio Free Europe reports. This makes part of a wider campaign against Islamic outlook, thought to curb militant identity. Approximately 500 Tajik nationals are thought to be fighting as volunteers for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Chatham House reports.
President Imomali Rakhmon of Tajikistan has taken successive waves of measures that resemble those of Kemal Ataturk in the 1920’s and 1...
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