Tajikistan removes headscarves from 1,700 women and shaves beards off 13,000 men to tackle jihadism

Police in the central Asian state of Tajikistan have forcibly shaved nearly 13,000 men and ‘convinced’ 1,700 women to remove their headscarves in a bid to eradicate radical Islam in the country.

The crackdown, aimed at reducing ‘foreign influences’, is the latest in a series of moves by the authoritarian government to tackle extremism.

According to Radio Liberty, a central Asian focused blog, who sourced the official Tajik news agency, police ‘brought to order’ men whose beards were deemed ‘too long and unkempt’.

  • Hktony

    Removing heads would also work

  • Good first step.

    Now close all the mosques.

    Arrest all the mullahs.

    Confiscate all Islamic literature.

    • john700

      I recall France banning the veil many years ago. That worked great for them, right?

  • Barrington Minge

    Way to go Tajikistan!!!!

  • Spatchcocked

    Yes indeed….a radical ablation of the peccant organs would solve the problem instanter…

  • Alain

    Meanwhile back in Canada the Liberals see no problem with “women” totally hidden in a body bag with full mask voting or anything else.

  • Ron MacDonald

    If an Islamic country so can a western country.

  • Surele Surele

    I don’t want my government to dictate me what I can or can’t wear. Having said that, no burkas if working for the public, or swearing an oath, or standing in front of the courts, etc.

  • The Butterfly