Friday, December 03, 2010

Kyrgyz City Will Monitor Muslim Clerics

In Kyrgyzstan, the city council in Osh has set up a new commission made up of religious leaders and law enforcement officials to monitor Islamic clerics in the city.  Central Asia Newswire yesterday quoted a source who said: "The decision has been prompted by clerics' frequent and not always positive interference in social and political developments, including the June tragic riots and failed terrorist attacks." Friday prayers will be permitted only at a few mosques in the city.