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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 [1] 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 [2] [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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[1] opening: http://www.rferl.org/content/islamic_prayer_room_opened_in_kyrgyz_parliament/24245721.html

[2] provides: http://kloop.kg/blog/2014/02/17/kak-parlament-opravdy-vaet-stroitel-stvo-namazkany/

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