Country

Czechia Czechia

Title

Selma Muhič Dizdarevič. 2019. "Islamophobia in Czech Republic - National Report 2019," In E. Bayarakli and F. Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2019, Istanbul, SETA, pp. 207-223.

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Year

2020

Type of publication

Report

Geographical coverage

National

Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation

Institution

Turkey, SETA - Foundation for Political, Economic and Social research.

Main Thematic Focus

Islamophobia Public perceptions & attitudes

Target Population

Muslims

Key findings

Islamophobia continues to be well-established in the political discourse, particularly by the far right party Freedom and Direct Democracy (SDP), which directly connects migration to Muslims. In the public discourse refugees are also often implicitly understood to be Muslims, and their compatibility with Czech culture and values is routinely questioned in the media as well as by political actors. The systematic collection of data about Muslims is lacking. There is a small number of public initiatives supporting Muslims and a the Muslim community occasionally also has intiatives to counter negatives views towards them.

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

qualitative (desk research, media analysis)

Sample details and representativeness

N/A

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