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Russia is the Terrorist and not the Pious Muslim Jannat Pespalova

Today, hundreds of Muslims are imprisoned in Russia’s prisons because of their participation in Hizb ut Tahrir’s work. They were falsely accused of “terrorism” based on the 2003 Supreme Court’s shameless decision to classify Hizb ut Tahrir as a terrorist organization. According to this unique decision, the Islamic Political Party became a “terrorist” party. With […]

Tyrant Nazarbayev is waging a fierce struggle against Islam and Muslims in the country!

On January 15, IA “TELEARNA” reported on its website: “130 parents of schoolchildren can be held administratively liable for their unwillingness to comply with the school dress code in South Kazakhstan. Almost 400 pupils of the region’s schools wear headscarves and other religious attributes. The implementation of the secular state standards in the educational institutions […]

Islam Karimov re-elected Uzbekistan’s president in predicted landslide

Bukhari on the authority of Abu Musa the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily, Allah Most High gives rope to the oppressor so that when He seizes him, he does not get away.”The he صلى الله عليه وسلم recited:

وَكَذَٰلِكَ أَخْذُ رَبِّكَ إِذَا أَخَذَ الْقُرَىٰ وَهِيَ ظَالِمَةٌ ۚ إِنَّ أَخْذَهُ أَلِيمٌ شَدِيدٌ

“Such is the iron grip of your Lord when He seizes the cities which do wrong. His grip is painful, violent.”

(Hud, 11:102)


Guardian

Election criticised by western observers for irregularities and lack of competition as Karimov wins more than 90% of preliminary vote

Alec Luhn

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s authoritarian president since 1990, has won re-election in a predictable landslide victory that will put him in office for another five years.

According to preliminary results announced on Monday by the central Asian state’s electoral commission, Karimov, 77, won 90.39% of the votes in Sunday’s election, which was roundly criticised by western observers for irregularities and lack of competition.

Islam Karimov set to reprise presidential role as Uzbekistan heads to the polls

Guardian

Critics say incumbent, who is without a credible election opponent, is flouting constitution by standing again after 25 years in office

Joanna Lillis in Tashkent

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s president, heads for the polls on Sunday, in a vote guaranteed to cement another five years in office for the septuagenarian leader who has ruled the repressive central Asian state with an iron fist for a quarter of a century.

Karimov is being castigated by critics for holding a sham election in which his rivals are effectively campaigning for him – but many voters are staunchly in favour of their authoritarian leader clinging on to power.

Orphaned Dictator: The Making Of Uzbekistan’s Islam Karimov

Bukhari on the authority of Abu Musa the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily, Allah Most High gives rope to the oppressor so that when He seizes him, he does not get away.”The he صلى الله عليه وسلم recited:

وَكَذَٰلِكَ أَخْذُ رَبِّكَ إِذَا أَخَذَ الْقُرَىٰ وَهِيَ ظَالِمَةٌ ۚ إِنَّ أَخْذَهُ أَلِيمٌ شَدِيدٌ

“Such is the iron grip of your Lord when He seizes the cities which do wrong. His grip is painful, violent.”

(Hud, 11:102)


RFERL

A prisoner thrown into a pot of boiling water; the army opening fire indiscriminately on protesters packed in a city square; parents notified of their imprisoned sons’ deaths by police who show up at the door with the bodies, sealed in bags labeled “remains nonviewable,” and told to bury the deceased quickly with minimum attendance by mourners.

For many, those are some of the first things that come to mind when Uzbekistan is mentioned.

The man who has been president while all of this happened, who created the political climate that makes such outrages possible, is Islam Karimov.

And he’s about to be reelected on March 29.

Kyrgyzstan’s Secret Police Harassing Militants’ Families

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ

“Those who persecute men and women of the believers, and then do not make tawba, will have the punishment of Hell, will have the punishment of the Burning.”

(Al-Burooj, 10)


EurasiaNet

Dina’s son Botir was killed last September fighting in Syria for one of the Islamist groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Six months later, she is not only still struggling to cope with grief, but also facing harassment from Kyrgyzstan’s powerful secret police, the GKNB.

Kyrgyz Detain Alleged Leader Of Female Hizb Ut-Tahrir Cell

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ فَتَنُوا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَتُوبُوا فَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابُ الْحَرِيقِ

“Those who persecute men and women of the believers, and then do not make tawba, will have the punishment of Hell, will have the punishment of the Burning.”

(Al-Burooj, 10)


RFERL

Kyrgyz police have detained a woman authorities accuse of leading a female cell of the banned Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The Interior Ministry said on March 18 that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, has been a fugitive since 2013.

It said she was detained on March 17 during a search conducted by local police in the southern Batken province.

Police suppress activity of Hizb ut-Tahrir active member in Kyrgyzstan

يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يُطْفِئُوا نُورَ اللَّهِ بِأَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَيَأْبَى اللَّهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يُتِمَّ نُورَهُ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْكَافِرُونَ

“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths. But Allah refuses to do other than perfect His Light, even though the kafirun detest it.”

(At-Tawba, 32)


AKIPress

Bishkek (AKIpress) – islam literature National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan in cooperation with law enforcement officers suppress activity of the active member of the Hizb ut-Tahrir religious extremist organization, the National Security Committee press service reported.

He actively carried out propaganda and recruiting work among the population, and distributed extremist literature calling for the overthrow of the constitutional order in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyz Detain Alleged Female Members Of Hizb ut-Tahrir

RFERL

By RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service

March 03, 2015

BISHKEK — Kyrgyz police have detained several women who are alleged members of a banned Islamic group.

The State Committee for National Security said on March 3 that an unspecified number of women in the cpital, Bishkek, were detained on suspicion of membership in Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The committee said investigators found books, CDs, DVDs, and other electronic data carriers containing extremist materials.

Two women convicted for religious, extremist Internet propaganda in Uzbekistan

Interfax

Tashkent, March 2, Interfax – Two citizens of Uzbekistan have been convicted of spreading religious extremism and propaganda for the Hizb ut-Tahrir organization, which is banned in Uzbekistan, using the Internet an official form the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s Office told Interfax on Monday.

“Robia Buribekova and Nilufar Ubaidullayeva, residents of the Tashkent region of Uzbekistan, have been convicted for spreading propaganda for the organization Hizb ut-Tahrir on the Internet,” the source said.