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Kadić Meškić, N., Islamophobia in Croatia: National Report 2017, in: Bayraklı E., Hafez F. (2018), European Islamophobia Report 2017, Istanbul, Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


Turkey, Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination

Target Population


Key findings

According to the report authors, the year 2017 lacked constructive dialogue in the public sphere, and was characterized by intolerance of migrants and minorities. Possible major Islamophobic incidents that stand out in 2017 were the media treatment of a statement regarding the existence of radical Islamic fundamentalists and of a statement regarding ‘Islamic terrorism’ made by political leaders who are opinion-makers and public influencers; the violent attack on an 18-year-old asylum seeker; and three cases of religion-based discrimination recorded by the Islamic Community in Croatia.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Qualitative analysis of general developments of Islamophobia in key fields such as employment, education, politics and media. Data collected from analysing existing research, analysing cases collected by Ombudswoman office, Islamic Community in Croatia.

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