BISHKEK. Kyrgyzstan Communists say that their ideology is totally different from the ideas of the religious parties. Deputy of the Legislative Assembly, member of the Kyrgyzstan Communists' Party Orozbek Duisheev told RFE/RL today that he does not agree with the remarks made yesterday by the Ombudsman, Tursunbai Bakir-Uulu over the issue of illegality of the Khizbu-t-Takhrir Party's ideas and ideology of Communists and Socialists.
Bakir-Uulu told Radio 'Azattyk' (RFE/RL Kyrgyz Service) yesterday that everybody is equal for the state in accordance with the law. The state should not persecute one, while shutting its eyes to another person with the same ideas. Communists and Socialists have a dream in changing the society, and they are acting freely in Kyrgyzstan and enjoying the parliamentarian activities, while the underground Muslim party of Khizbu-t-Takhrir is being persecuted for its ideas on changing the society, Bakir-Uulu put it.
Duisheev is against such a stance. He said that the Kyrgyz constitution prohibits establishment of political parties on a religious basis. That is why, it is incorrect to compare the Communists and Socialists to the Khizbu-t-Takhrir, Duisheev said. The underground Muslim party aims to challenge Kyrgyzstan's secular society with the ideas of establishment of a Muslim khalifat (state) by peaceful means.