Islam as a Common Bond in Central Asia The Islamic Renaissance Party and the Afghan Mujahidin



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P. Köksal, “Islam as a Common Bond in Central Asia The Islamic Renaissance Party and the Afghan Mujahidin,” Central Asian Survey, pp. 267–284, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: