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Afghan clerics uneasy as civil rights movement gains momentum

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Reuters/Daily Times, 18 May 2015

Article looking at the context of the Farkhunda and other civil society protests perceived as ‘anti-Islam’ by part of the clergy, quoting AAN’s Borhan Osman:

“These episodes have angered the mullahs (clerics) and I can see they are now drawing a line between this government and the former,” said Borhan Osman, a researcher at the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

“They see the current government as evil, a foreign conspiracy that is allowing a struggle against Islam.”