Tajikistan: Fashion at Heart of Anti-Islamic Culture War

Authorities in Tajikistan have for several years been waging a rearguard campaign against fashions perceived to be overtly Islamic, in particular women wearing hijabs and men wearing beards. (Photo: David Trilling)

Even with his country falling into economic ruin, the deputy head of Tajikistan’s central bank found time recently to talk about women’s clothes.
 
Jamoliddin Nuraliyev revisited a theme favored by many top officials of late.
 

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