Holiknazar: fighting against extremism in the region is acute problem
On October 29, 2018, Tahskent hosted the first Central Asian Expert Forum with the participation of heads and experts of analytical centers of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the event is to develop common strategic conception for midterm and long term prospective.
Special attention was paid at agreeing of common positions and approaches in the fight against religious extremism and terrorism.
Hudoberdi Holiknazar, he Director of Tajik Center for Strategic Studies under the president of Tajikistan, told about danger of religious extremists for Central Asia. According to Holiknazar, extremist ideologies mostly affect the youth. They use unawareness of young people and draw them into their trap.
The expert stated that young people who know not well the true Islam can be easily deceived and drawn to their side for destabilization of situation in a certain country or in a whole region.
“Today, we consider that our first duty is to provide security in Central Asia, to fight against religious extremism and extremist ideologies. Every country has its experience in this field, and that experience must be used for common advantage”, Holiknazar stated.
Talking about extremist ideologies, he marked three key characteristics – joining Muslim countries in a single Khilafa, non-admission of any kind of national cultures of Muslim states and fight against traditional Islam Mazhabs – movements and religious schools that existed for several centuries. The event was organized by the Institute for Strategic and trans-regional studies under the president of Republic of Uzbekistan with assistance of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.
Russian president Vladimir Putin, speaking at the ceremony of assigning officers to highest command positions, stated that the FISB needs further to make decisive actions in the fight against “terrorism” in close coordination with the National Counter terrorism Committee.
Now, the Central Asian countries also gradually get adopted to the Putin strategy, where security concerns prevail all other problems.
Politicians of the Central Asian states still could not get rid of the Russian political influence. They still fear of potential threats from Russia, and possible political and economic pressure. This elite still remembers the terrorist attacks in Russia in 1999, organized under command of Putin and Patrushev. Then, Putin was losing control over Russia.
Now he loses control over Central Asia. Putin has to keep control over Central Asia. Of course, he will not change his old method. Putin is planning explosions again!