Between emigration, de-Islamization and the nation-state: Muslim communities in the Balkans today

  title={Between emigration, de-Islamization and the nation-state: Muslim communities in the Balkans today},
  author={Kerem Gabriel {\"O}ktem},
  journal={Southeast European and Black Sea Studies},
  pages={155 - 171}
  • K. Öktem
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Based on interviews and a series of fieldwork visits to Albania, Greece, Bosnia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey, this paper provides a synopsis of the main Muslim communities in Southeast Europe, their ethno-linguistic differentiation and their community organisations. It argues that in the last decade, an often-exaggerated concern with Islamist terrorism in the region has obfuscated the much more important processes of de-Islamization and emigration within the context of ambivalent or… Expand
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