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Uzbekistan & Islam

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The government of the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan says it is fighting rebels linked to the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. This is one reason Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, gives for joining the U.S. led anti-terror coalition. But some say Karimov is using the threat of radicalism to stifle dissent and repress devout Muslims. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.

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