The Middle East has exploded with the so-called Arab Spring and the resurgence of Jihadi parties especially the Muslim Brotherhood. This explosion has diverted attention from Central Asia which is slowly and methodically becoming the hot bed of Jihadi activity especially concerning Hizb ut-Tahrir. What happens in Central Asia will have tremendous consequences for Europe and America.
“Islamic Radicalism has become a serious problem in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Though these areas are bastions of moderate and traditional Islam and among the most secularized areas of the Muslim world, radicalism has made a forceful comeback in the past two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, alien Islamic proselytizing has gathered speed across the Muslim regions of the former Soviet Union, and has resulted in the spread of radical
ideologies, militancy, and even terrorism. Worst hit have been the Russian North Caucasus and some parts of Central Asia, especially the Ferghana
valley shared by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.”