Turkmenistan’s new Muslims, part 2: sewing the threads (the warp)

Turkmen Islam has long been renowned as a private and not particularly fervent affair. However, the situation is rapidly changing, particularly among Turkmenistan’s young. neweurasia’s Annasoltan tries to sew together the picture about what’s really going on, beginning with the “warp”, namely, problem of authority and the combination of traditional laxity and modern totalitarianism.