"We Pray for Our President": Saudi-Inspired Loyalist Salafism and the Business Sector in Kazakhstan

Author: Aurélie Biard

January 28, 2019

This working paper by Aurélie Biard examines the dissemination strategies of the transnational Salafi movement in post-Soviet Kazakhstan through the study of its connections with the local business sector. This case study seeks to provide a snapshot of the specific—and significant—ways in which economic entrepreneurs are becoming local drivers of the dissemination of Saudi-based loyalist Islam.

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