Kyrgyzstan: Hijab Controversy Charges Debate over Islam’s Role in Society

Girls on their way to school wear Islamic headscarves in the southwestern Kyrgyz city of Osh. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

Set against the backdrop of a presidential campaign, a debate in Kyrgyzstan over Islam’s place in public life is gaining steam.

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Nate Schenkkan is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kyrgyzstan: Hijab Controversy Charges Debate over Islam’s Role in Society

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