ANOTHER EMERGING IN TAJIKISTAN “Arab spring”?
Today, the focus of Tajik society is the conflict between the former first deputy prime minister in the government of Emomali Rahmon, the famous religious leader Hoja Akbar Turajonzoda and current head of the Ulema Council Tajik Opposition Saidmukarramom Abdulkodirzoda becoming increasingly crucial, while in the process were involved not only Tajik representatives of the clergy, and faithful part of the country that constitutes the vast majority of citizens. This factor gives every reason to anticipate the approaching split in the society, since we are talking about the charges against the current mufti of Tajikistan Turajonzoda family, which is Sunni, they belong to the Shia branch of Islam.
Interest in this confrontation heats up more, and the fact that the conflict is fueled by all the forces from the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmonov, who personally approved the practice in high office Saidmukarrama Abdulkodirzoda.
At the same time, experts and specialists, as well as people close to the Tajik government circles, they say that this “dispute” was initiated in order to finally shift the position of the family Turajonzoda, whose representatives have great weight in the eyes of Muslims.
This factor, of course, makes them dangerous to the current mufti, whose actions have been criticized by Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda, radeyuschego of traditional Islam. One of the accusations against the current mufti were repeated statements Khoja Akbar Turajonzoda that Saidmukarram Abdulkodirzoda is a proponent of building an Islamic caliphate in Tajikistan Salafi persuasion.
These accusations are not unfounded, as backed by the trust completely retired clergy, almost always abides in alcoholic intoxication and debauchery, Emomali Rahmon new mufti promoted above all people suspected of non-traditional profession of Islam.
Under his auspices in the country is actively growing number of imams who adhere to the ideology of “Salafis.” At the same intelligence, law enforcement and official clergy look the other way and pave the way for rampant in the country of extremism. Thus, the newly appointed imams Abdulkodirzoda g.Tursunzade MAbdurahimov and human settlements “Karatog” and “Seshanba” I.Sharipov A.Idiev and adhere to the ideology of “Salafis”, organized in mosques “hujra” for minor children, send them to study in Saudi Arabia.
Another initiative Saidmukarrama Abdulkodirzoda – polygamy – and often criticized. And while his personal example Mufti virtually legalized such relationships, the popularity of this initiative is not received. Partly because the Mufti had married well-known singer in Tajikistan Gulru Tabarova and Bunafsha Rachabovoy, acclaimed not only his vocal abilities as depraved and riotous behavior.
All this paved the way for a “crackdown” Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda of the official clergy, acting under the direct leadership of the chairman of the Ulema Council and the head of Tajikistan.
In the media hounding fellow Sunnis in Turajonzoda held in December 2011 in the mosque, “Muhammadiyah” Shiite rite “Ashura” (memories of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein and curse the name of his killer Yazeed). In view of this decision of the head of the Committee on Religious Affairs Abdurahim Kholikov brothers and Nuriddin Turajonzoda Mahmudjon were removed from office imam – khatibs and suspended the activities of mosques “Muhammad.”
Trouble struck on the family business. There is every reason to believe that it is a tip-off was set on fire ginning Abdulkodirzoda Salafists, belonging to the famous family. Farmers of the republic forbade his family to sell cotton (up to 2010 gins Turajonzoda bought from farms 14-15 thousand tons of raw cotton, but in 2011 they were able to buy only 2.3 tons).
As he says Haji Akbar Turajonzoda to ascertain the reasons for this apparent pressure from the official clergy and the political power he would personally meet with the president, but the leader of the nation not only accepted, but his family called “agents” of the Russian Federal Security Service, which was exacerbated by “attention “to them by the SCNS. In response to a “misunderstanding,” former teammate Turajonzoda hinted that if the insane today, the president “does not hold the horses,” he will face problems similar to those faced by leaders of the countries in which thundered “Arab spring”. At the same time Turajonzoda meant his friends from the local influential Islamist, with more than two thousand combat murids Rasht Valley to implement any protest actions.
But Rahmon did not go to the concessions. Moreover, the recently completed trial, which rendered a verdict against the illegal action of Khodja Akbar, which were not considered given the facts disprove the innocence of his family. After that Turajonzoda laid down his trump card, telling the public about the plans of the Tajik leader of the Kirghiz, who has long been brewing in the corridors of the National Security Committee and the Council of Ulema.
It is known that in Tajikistan was formed “a group of death” from the number of UTO fighters and the IMU, which have been sent to Kyrgyzstan to destabilize the political situation and the incitement of ethnic conflict in Kyrgyzstan. In addition, the country’s border service charged at every opportunity to provoke conflicts with the border of Kyrgyzstan.
As it turns more difficult to predict. Of course, in the hands of Rahmon is the so-called administrative resources, but, as we have repeatedly observed, this resource is a little help leaders of other countries. He was always opposed to the resource and the public at least, but definitely manageable. And who today can guarantee that in the case of Tajikistan manage themselves will not take the same Turajonzoda has already proved its determination and ability to conduct active operations during the civil war in 1992-1997, when he was one of the leaders of the United Tajik Opposition, who headed its Islamic wing?
Source – CentrAsia