Kyrgyzstan: Prayer Row Pits Civil Society against Parliament

The influence of Islam is growing in Kyrgyzstan, helping to fuel the debate over prayer in parliament. (Photo: David Trilling)

A seemingly innocuous suggestion to allocate time and space for Kyrgyz MPs to observe Islam’s traditional Friday prayers has produced a furor with implications for mosque-state separation.

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Chris Rickleton is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Prayer Row Pits Civil Society against Parliament

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