The great irony is that Muslim countries, whether it’s Egypt, the UAE or, in this case, Tajikistan are far more realistic about the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood, than countries like the UK, where the Brotherhood effectively operates, not to mention the rest of Europe and America. And when Muslim countries do take action against the Brotherhood, there’s an outcry in western nations.
Tajikistan has arrested 113 people charged with being members of Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organisation outlawed in the Central Asian nation, Prosecutor General Yusuf Rakhmon said on Tuesday.
Among those arrested over the course of this month were two foreigners, one municipal official, and more than 20 university professors, he told a briefing.
I’m sure the outcry from the Washington Post and the usual suspects will commence shortly.
The government of the predominantly Muslim ex-Soviet republic has been cracking down on Islamist opposition in recent years, banning the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan and accusing its leadership of plotting a coup.
Tajikistan has also blamed Islamists, and the ultra hardline Islamic State militant group in particular, for a series of deadly attack on foreign tourists and local prison staff and border guards.
“Ultra hardline”. As opposed to what?