Of course, it would be “Islamophobic” to note the remarkable uniformity with which jihadists “misunderstand” Islam in places so far removed from one another, whether in attacks inside the U.S., ambushes on churches in Indonesia, or even in Tajikistan. “‘Islamist gunmen’ kill 23 soldiers in Tajikistan,” from BBC News, September 19:
Islamist militants in Tajikistan have killed 23 soldiers in an attack in the east of the country, officials say.
A military convoy was ambushed in Racht valley, about 250km (150 miles) east of the capital Dushanbe.
The soldiers were going to replace guards at roadblocks set up after at least 25 militants escaped from a prison on the Afghan border last month.
In the 1990s Tajikistan had a civil war between the Moscow-backed government and the Islamist-led opposition.