The State Department promotes islamisation in Tajikistan

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Tajikistan

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

International Religious Freedom Report 2010
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Government respect for religious freedom remained poor.
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The government restricted some forms of religious dress, such as the hijab (Islamic headscarf) covering the hair and neck and banned religious groups it has classified as "extremist." Law enforcement officials arrested individuals believed to be members of banned groups and sentenced many to long prison terms.
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The law limited the number of mosques that may be registered within a given population area and required all religious education programs to be registered with the state.
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The Ministry of Education maintained a dress code that banned the hijab in schools and universities; several students were expelled and at least one teacher was fired at Tajik National University. Officials have defended the ban, saying it was needed to preserve the secular education system.
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In September 2009 the Ministry of Education issued a new dress code prohibiting teachers under age 50 from wearing a beard. The restriction was not fully enforced. There were reports that men were not able to obtain a passport if photographed with a beard, and women were not permitted to be photographed while wearing a hijab, unless traveling for the Hajj.
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In 2010 the courts jailed at least 59 individuals and fined at least 33 others for membership in Jamaati Tabligh, an Islamic missionary organization considered to be "extremist"...
 

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