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Kadić Meškić, N., Islamophobia in Croatia: National Report 2019, in: Bayraklı E., Hafez F. (2020), European Islamophobia Report 2019, 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 Hate speech Islamophobia

Target Population


Key findings

The report sums up that incidents of hate speech against Muslims or Islamophobia mostly occurred in the field of politics since two elections took place: the EU parliamentary and the presidential elections. The use of populist and hateful rhetoric in political campaigns concerning migrants were present on almost every social level, media and platforms. In regards to hate crimes, report states that citizens are reluctant to report, as they lack confidence that institutions will provide them with adequate protection, thus concluding that hate crimes against Muslims were often not reported, not sufficiently recognized, and their prosecution was sometimes inadequate.

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

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

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