Posted by: becketfund | October 10, 2007

Tajikistan: Demolishes Mosques, Fears for Synagogues, Churches Rise

Forum 18 reports that religious buildings in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe remain under threat of demolition, as the government has freely admitted to destroying mosques. Justifying the decision, a representative of the Religious Affairs Department explained that the demolished buildings “were not registered…as mosques, and they spoiled the architecture of the city.” Jewish and Protestant communities have begun to fear for their own places of worship, especially ones which are located in areas of the city marked for redevelopment.

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