Securitization of Islam: A Case of Muslims in Cyprus

AJIS: Academic Journal of Islamic Studies

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Title Securitization of Islam: A Case of Muslims in Cyprus
Creator Ramadhan, Riskiansyah
Subject Islamic Studies
Cyprus; Discrimination; Islamophobia; Securitization
Description This paper analyzes how Muslims, as a religious community in the Republic of Cyprus, became an object of discrimination. Furthermore, the paper tries to understand and describe how Muslims’ daily lives are as a minority in the country through a case study approach. The study found that Islamophobic incidents often occur in the form of hate speech and discrimination in the workplace, schools, and even government institutions. These Islamophobic behaviors are an attempt to securitize Islam on the island. Moreover, prominent figures like political and religious leaders actively contribute to the phenomena of this securitization. Although religious freedom is protected by law, the Christian Greek Cypriot is not ready to accept multiculturalism. Thus, both government and society, and the community must support each other in bringing about peace in the country
Publisher Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Curup
Date 2020-12-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source AJIS: Academic Journal of Islamic Studies; Vol 5, No 2 (2020); 179-196
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Riskiansyah Ramadhan

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