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'Jewish Taliban' Being Forced To Leave Bosnia

Ilidza, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA -- Bosnian authorities have rolled up the welcome mat for dozens of recently arrived members of a radically fundamentalist Jewish sect that has run into trouble all around the world.

It's the latest blow to a tiny, itinerant group whose spurning of modernity, austere lifestyle, and allegedly abusive treatment of women and girls have earned them the nickname 'Jewish Taliban' among some Israelis.

Thirty-seven of Lev Tahor's estimated 200-300 devotees worldwide are thought to have arrived in Bosnia-Herzegovina in November 2021, where they were living quietly under the watchful eyes of their new neighbors and local officials.



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