Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kazakhstan: Muslim Holy Book Quran Prompts 'Anti-Extremism' Raid


The woman who had the books on sale was fined in early May, not for extremism-related activity but for selling Muslim literature without the state licence required to sell any religious literature and materials. 

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: Forum 18 News
By Felix Corley | Edited | May 22, 2017

An "anti-extremism" raid on a Kokshetau shop netted Kazakh authorities a copy of the Koran and other Muslim prayer books.

The seller was fined for selling religious materials without state permission and she will have to appeal if she wants to regain the books. Icon and book sellers are often fined.

In the Anti-Extremism Police raid on a shop in Kokshetau in Kazakhstan's northern Akmola Region, officials also seized  Muslim books in Kazakh and Russian on how to pray the namaz, a 5-times-a-day ritual observed by practicing Muslims.

The woman who had the books on sale was fined in early May, not for extremism-related activity but for selling Muslim literature without the state licence required to sell any religious literature and materials.

She has to appeal if she wants the books returned, officials told Forum 18.



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