Unformatted text preview: Uzbekistan's Islamic Presence Uzbek Religions 88% Muslim 9% Eastern Orthodox 3% Other Mostly Sunni 5% Shii Brought country from acceptance of Islam to the suppression of it. Banned the study of the Arab language Government has been very oppressive against Muslims, thus militant groups have arisen. Islom Karimov IMU Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Juma Namangani (R.I.P) Objective: Remove Islom Karimov from power and create an Islamic rule in Uzbekistan Tohir Yuldashev IMU Blamed for bombings in 1999 (along with radical Wahabbis), an attempted murder on Karimov. In response: Kidnapped Japanese and Americans Fighters spread to surrounding countries. Recent news of the IMU Named has changed to the IMT (Turkistan) Goal has changed from Uzbekistan to also include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the province of Xinjiang in China. Bibliography
Esposito, John L. What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Humans Rights News. "Profile of President Islom Karimov." 7 March 2002. <http://www.hrw.org/press/2002/03/karimovprof.htm>. James, Martin. "CNS Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) Profile." Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2007. <http://cns.miis.edu/research/wtc01/imu.htm>. PBS. "Islam in Uzbekistan." 11 Jan. 2002. <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week519/feature.html> Wikipedia Contributors. "Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan." 2007 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Movement_of_Uzbekistan>. ...
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