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Video: Tajikistan Tries To Clamp Down On Extremist Muslim Culture, Like Crying Too Loud At Funerals

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“Tajikistan has issued regulations on how mourners can behave at funerals, forbidding wearing black, pulling one’s hair, or wailing too loudly. The measures are part of wide-ranging restrictions on cultural life, intended, officials say, to promote native Tajik traditions and rein in religious extremism,” writes RFERL.

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