Islam and Muslims in Uzbekistan

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Capital: Tashkent (Toshkent)
Population: 29.7 million (July 2017 est.)
Muslims Percent: 88% - mostly Sunni (approx. 26.1 million)

A Comprehensive History of Uzbekistan

The Uzbeks - by Mark Dickens [PDF]

The Uzbek State as Reflected in Eighteenth Century Bukharan Sources - Wolfgang Holzwarth [PDF]

Islam in Uzbekistan: Religious Education and State Ideology - Martha Brill Olcott, Diora Ziyaeva [PDF]

Islam and persecution of Muslims in Uzbekistan [PDF]

Islamic Revival in Central Asia: The cases of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan

16/01/2018 Uzbekistan Plans 'Mini-Mosques' To Help Muslims Pray - RFE/RL
14/12/2017 An Uzbek spring has sprung, but summer is still a long way off - The Economist
02/11/2017 Uzbek Muslims Are Living in Fear After the New York Terrorist Attack - Vice
01/11/2017 Why Does Uzbekistan Export So Many Terrorists? - The Atlantic
16/06/2017 Uzbekistan expands mainstream Islamic higher education - Caravanserai
08/12/2016 Will new Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev alter the dictatorial course? - Al Jazeera
03/09/2016 Uzbekistan buries President Islam Karimov - AL Jazeera
07/01/2016 Thousands of Uzbek Muslims jailed for 'extremism' - Al Jazeera
16/11/2015 Uzbekistan arrests 200 alleged ISIL 'sympathisers' - Al Jazeera
13/05/2015 10 years after Andijan massacre, Uzbek refugees remain silenced by fear - The Guardian
06/05/2015 Uzbekistan's long-persecuted Bukhara Jews - Al Jazeera
31/03/2015 Timur's Registan: noblest public square in the world? - The Guardian
04/12/2014 Uzbekistan Jails Women for Teaching Qur’an - OnIslam
17/03/2012 Uzbekistan Bans Religious Clothing - OnIslam
12/10/2011 ‘Scarf or hijab’ debate stirs Uzbekistan - Khaleej Times
01/09/2008 A hollow victory
23/08/2008 In Tashkent meeting at home to pray is a crime - AsiaNews, Italy
24/12/2007 Uzbek president returned in election 'farce' - The Guardian
23/12/2007 Profile: Islam Karimov - BBC
21/12/2007 Islam Karimov: The Iron Leader - IWPR
25/10/2007 Dissident Uzbek reporter Alisher Saipov shot dead - Independent, UK
09/09/2007 Death of a radical as director Mark Weil is stabbed - The Guardian
14/05/2007 Germany pushes for lifting of EU sanctions on Uzbekistan - The Guardian
25/03/2007 Taliban Invites Uzbek Militants - OnIslam
01/08/2006 Uzbek singer on trial for song about massacre
13/05/2006 Uzbek leader silences critics of massacre
13/05/2006 Still waiting to bury their dead
13/05/2006 One Year on, Silence Surrounding Andijan Massacre - Islam Online
11/05/2006 West urged to punish Uzbekistan
11/05/2006 Outlook bleak in wake of Andijan
27/04/2006 Andijan massacre raises questions over UK arms trade
21/03/2006 Uzbekistan forces out refugee agency
05/01/2006 Tashkent's hidden Islamic relic
30/12/2005 Ex-envoy to Uzbekistan goes public on torture
24/11/2005 Uzbekistan looks east for new friends
18/11/2005 Revival of Cossacks Casts Muslim Group Out of Russia to U.S.
15/11/2005 Uzbekistan moves into Moscow's camp as 'show trial' convicts 15
15/11/2005 Uzbek uprising 'leaders' jailed for 20 years
12/11/2005 Media group condemns attack on journalist
11/11/2005 Journalist 'staged attack to gain asylum in west'
05/11/2005 Uzbeks banish BBC after massacre reports - BBC
26/10/2005 'Harassed' BBC shuts Uzbek office - BBC
26/10/2005 The bullet holes and bloodstains are gone, but for Uzbeks life is even worse
19/10/2005 Uzbek 'inciter' shown confessing - BBC
14/10/2005 Uzbek soldiers 'shot civilians' - BBC
06/10/2005 Uzbek victims testify at trial - BBC
03/10/2005 EU bans arms sales to Uzbekistan - BBC
30/09/2005 EU imposes sanctions on Uzbekistan
21/09/2005 Uzbeks accuse foreign media of coup attempt as Andijan 'show trial' opens
21/09/2005 Uzbekistan puts 15 'terrorists' on trial for Andijan atrocity
20/09/2005 Uzbeks accused of torture in wake of massacre - Guardian
17/09/2005 Massacre witnesses are freed to find refuge - Guardian
05/09/2005 Uzbekistan forced confessions to justify massacre of protesters
31/08/2005 Uzbek activist held in mental hospital
25/08/2005 Repression continues in Andijan uprising's aftermath - Forum 18
13/08/2005 Uzbekistan Authorities Deport Religious Freedom Reporter
01/08/2005 Uzbekistan kicks US out of military base - Guardian
01/08/2005 Uzbekistan told US to close down airbase 'after gas deal with Russia' and get out
30/06/2005 UK trained Uzbek troops weeks before massacre - Guardian
21/06/2005 Uzbek units linked to deadly crackdown got U.S. training
14/06/2005 U.S. Opposed Calls at NATO for Probe of Uzbek Killings Officials Feared Losing Air Base Access
13/06/2005 Uzbek protesters ran gantlet of death
09/06/2005 Uzbek pot begins to boil
08/06/2005 Bullets 'fell like rain' during Uzbek massacre
07/06/2005 Human Rights Watch calls Uzbek government crackdown a massacre
24/05/2005 Uzbek Activist Says She Saw 500 Bodies
21/05/2005 US cuts back Uzbek military links - Guardian
20/05/2005 '1,000 killed' in Uzbekistan - Scotsman
20/05/2005 Uzbek troops reoccupy town - Guardian
20/05/2005 Uzbek Faithful Attend Mosque Prayers - ABC News
20/05/2005 Comment: Who’s to Blame in Uzbekistan? - IWPR
20/05/2005 Andijan Remembers the Dead - IWPR
20/05/2005 Uzbekistan rejects calls for investigation - Guardian
19/05/2005 'If the troops return, we will fight them' - Guardian
18/05/2005 Slaughter 'signals end of Karimov regime' - Guardian, UK
18/05/2005 He's our sonofabitch - Guardian
17/05/2005 Army 'kills 200' in second Uzbek city as thousands head for border - Independent
16/05/2005 Uzbek violence challenges leader's hard line - CS Monitor, USA
16/05/2005 Straw condemns Uzbekistan after 500 protesters are killed - Guardian, UK
15/05/2005 Massacre in Uzbekistan - Independent, UK
15/05/2005 Anger as US backs brutal regime - Observer, UK
15/05/2005 Uzbekistan on the brink as clashes spread - Observer, UK
15/05/2005 HRW Blames Turmoil on Uzbek Regime - Islam Online
14/05/2005 Violence flares in Uzbekistan - Guardian, UK
14/05/2005 Blood Flows in Uzbek Crackdown - IWPR
13/05/2005 Uzbeks killed as soldiers open fire on rally - Guardian, UK
13/05/2005 A Year of Disturbances - IWPR
13/05/2005 Uzbek Troops Fire on Thousands at Andijan Rally - IWPR
22/04/2005 Islam Karimov Vs. The Clans - Radio Liberty, Czech Republic
11/03/2005 EurasiaNet Civil Society - Uzbekistan: Islam and Karimov
25/02/2005 Increased jailing of Muslims for being Muslim - Forum 18
18/02/2005 Illegally kidnapped Muslim jailed - Forum 18
14/02/2005 Islamic charitable work "criminal" and "extremist"? - Forum 18
16/02/2005 Former ambassador takes redundancy - Guardian
01/11/2004 Former chief mufti calls for lifting of restrictions on Islam - Forum 18
12/10/2004 Outspoken UK envoy to Uzbekistan may lose job - Guardian
31/07/2004 Tug-of-war over Uzbekistan - Asia Times
14/07/2004 US moves to cut off aid to Uzbekistan - Independent, UK
09/07/2004 Uzbek Government Accused of Crackdown on Muslims - Voice of America
21/06/2004 EurasiaNet Human Rights - Uzbekistan Wages War on Islamic Dress
18/05/2004 Genocide in Uzbekistan - Muslim Uzbekistan
13/05/2004 Sufism used for Uzbek propaganda in the USA - Forum 18
13/04/2004 Uzbekistan: Crackdown Targets Dissident Muslim Women - Human Rights Watch
07/04/2004 Neighbourhood watch - Guardian, UK
29/03/2004 Muslim Militants Blamed for Uzbek Death Blasts - Scotsman, UK
29/03/2004 A Look at Uzbek President Islam Karimov - Guardian, UK / AP
13/02/2004 Britain's man in Tashkent wades back into controversy - Independent, UK
13/02/2004 Uzbek mother who publicised 'boiling' torture of son gets hard labour
18/01/2004 Meet our new Saddam: Introducing Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan
12/01/2004 Is Karimov Too Tough on Terror? - Insight Magazine
06/01/2004 Uzbekistan: Rights Group Says Torture Increasing - Radio Free Europe
02/12/2003 Uzbek Muslim Boiled To Death By US Ally Karimov
06/11/2003 In Uzbekistan, religion is victim of war on terror - CS Monitor
23/10/2003 Islam enjoys wide popularity among Uzbek women
18/07/2003 Never Mind the Torture - MotherJones
16/07/2003 Religious freedom survey July 2003 - Forum 18
14/06/2003 'Illegal' Uzbek opposition meet - BBC
11/06/2003 Uzbek Women Suffer in Silence - IWPR
28/05/2003 Uzbekistan's human rights "dire" - Amnesty
26/05/2003 US looks away as new ally tortures Islamists
10/05/2003 Why the US feels at home in Uzbekistan - Guardian, UK
12/01/2003 Human Rights Hypocrisy: The Uzbekistan Alliance - Islam Online
13/08/2002 Religious persecution unchecked in Uzbekistan - Chicago Tribune
18/05/2002 Uzbekistan Slammed For Human Rights Violations Again As 4 Muslim Women Convicted - Islam Online
16/09/2000 Uzbekistan's Not-So-Holy War


Islam in Uzbekistan - Wikipedia

Shia Islam in Uzbekistan - Wikipedia

Religion in Uzbekistan - Wikipedia

Uzbekistan News - Al Jazeera

Uzbekistan News - The Guardian

Uzbekistan News - Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)

Uzbekistan country profile - BBC

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