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Muslim Slavs
Muslim Slavs or Slavic Muslims are ethnic groups or sub-ethnic groups of Slavs who are followers of Islam. The term is most often used in the study of the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Caucasus, Crimea, and Volga region.[1][2][3] The majority of Slavic Muslims are found in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bulgaria, and some republics of Russia.[1][2][3] Slavic Muslims can also be found in southern Serbia and North Macedonia.[4] Slavic Muslims are one among the indigenous ethnic groups who are native Europeans of the Islamic faith;[5] the others are the Muslim populations of Albanians, Greeks, Romani, Balkan Turks, Pomaks, Yörüks, Volga Tatars, and Crimean Tatars,[5] unlike the Muslims in Western Europe which are mostly non-European recent immigrants or the descendants of old immigrants.[6]
Mehmed Sokolović (1506-1579), Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (1565-1579), one of the most notable Muslims of Slavic ethnicity.
Aladža Mosque in Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina
South Slavic Muslims
South Slavic Muslims can be divided in two main groups:
Ethnic Slavic Muslims in the Western Balkans follow Hanafi, a subcategory of Sunni Islam.[7] According to the religious ideology of Christoslavism, coined by Michael Sells, "the belief that Slavs are Christian by nature and that any conversion from Christianity is a betrayal of the Slavic race"[8] as seen in Croatian and Serbian nationalism, Slavic Muslim are not regarded part of their ethnic kin, as by conversion to Islam, they become "Turks".[9]
See also
^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 96 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states are said to have recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
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  2. ^ a b Clayer, Nathalie (2004). "Les musulmans des Balkans Ou l'islam de «l'autre Europe»/The Balkans Muslims Or the Islam of the «Other Europe»". Religions, pouvoir et société: Europe centrale, Balkans, CEI. Le Courrier de Pays de l'Est (in French). Paris: La Documentation française. 5 (1045): 16–27. doi​:​10.3917/cpe.045.0016​. ISSN 0590-0239 – via
  3. ^ a b Bougarel, Xavier; Clayer, Nathalie (2013). Les musulmans de l’Europe du Sud-Est: Des Empires aux États balkaniques. Terres et gens d'islam (in French). Paris: IISMM - Karthala. pp. 1–20. ISBN 978-2-8111-0905-9 – via
  4. ^ Macnamara, Ronan (January 2013). "Slavic Muslims: The forgotten minority of Macedonia". Security and Human Rights. Leiden: Brill Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers on behalf of the Netherlands Helsinki Committee. 23 (4): 347–355. doi​:​10.1163/18750230-99900038​. eISSN 1875-0230. ISSN 1874-7337.
  5. ^ a b Popović, Alexandre; Rashid, Asma (Summer–Autumn 1997). "The Muslim Culture In The Balkans (16th–18th Centuries)". Islamic Studies. Islamic Research Institute (International Islamic University, Islamabad). 36 (2/3, Special Issue: Islam In The Balkans): 177–190. eISSN 2710-5326. ISSN 0578-8072. JSTOR 23076193.
  6. ^ Cesari, Jocelyne (January–June 2002). "Introduction - "L'Islam en Europe: L'Incorporation d'Une Religion"". Cahiers d'Études sur la Méditerranée Orientale et le monde Turco-Iranien (in French). Paris: Éditions de Boccard. 33: 7–20. doi​:​10.3406/CEMOT.2002.1623​. S2CID 165345374. Retrieved 21 January 2021 – via Persé
  7. ^ Sabrina P. Ramet (1989). Religion and Nationalism in Soviet and East European Politics. Duke University Press. pp. 380–. ISBN 978-0-8223-0891-1.
  8. ^ Steven L. Jacobs (2009). Confronting Genocide: Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Lexington Books. pp. 82–. ISBN 978-0-7391-3589-1.
  9. ^ Omer Bartov; Phyllis Mack (1 January 2001). In God's Name: Genocide and Religion in the Twentieth Century. Berghahn Books. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-1-57181-302-2.
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