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Kyrgyz MPs Explain Themselves Over a Prayer Room in Parliament
Written by Mahina Shodizoda On 21 February 2014 @ 20:22 pm | No Comments
In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Kyrgyzstan, Politics, Quick Reads, Religion, Russian
The recent opening  of an Islamic prayer room in the Kyrgyz parliament has triggered a heated online debate about the boundaries between the state and religion in the Central Asian country. Responding to criticisms, MPs designed and circulated among journalists and bloggers a six-page document suggesting that prayer houses in parliament or government buildings were common across countries.
Kloop.kg provides  [tj] the full text of the document, claiming that it is the “first time” that the country's parliamentarians make such an effort to explain themselves publicly.
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 opening: http://www.rferl.org/content/islamic_prayer_room_opened_in_kyrgyz_parliament/24245721.html
 provides: http://kloop.kg/blog/2014/02/17/kak-parlament-opravdy-vaet-stroitel-stvo-namazkany/
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