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Independent scholar based in Almaty (Kazakhstan), a faculty member at Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty and a non-residential research fellow at the Rethink Institute, Washington, DC. Zhussipbek received his PhD degree in 2008 and MA in 2001, Bachelor Degree in 1998 from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science, Department of International Relations.
Zhussipbek's main research interests are the European security,
security of the post-Soviet area, social and religious situation in Central Asia, liberalism, Islam and democracy, state-religion relations.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 19, 2015 Islam and the Acceptance of Diversity
It can be argued that all radical Muslims who claim to act in the name of Islam, in reality, quite ironically, do not properly understand the very basic pillar of the Islamic creed -- Oneness of God (Tawheed) -- which they pretend to defend or restore. But the proper belief in Tawheed signifies the utmost humility and an acceptance of diversity and respect for human-kind.
(7 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2015 Muslims Need Serious Self-Criticism
Contemporary Muslims urgently need serious self-interrogation. The meaning of the message of Islam is surely bigger than such problems as occupied lands, abducted governments and resources or hurt honor and dignity". It is high time for all Muslims and, particularly their leaders, to communicate non-contentious, human rights-centered, universal interpretations of Islam.