Egdūnas Račius is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at the Department of Area Studies of Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania. having earned his PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the University of Helsinki in 2004, he now serves as the Reviews Editor of the Journal of Muslims in Europe and as co-editor of the Yearbook of Muslims in Europe (both by Brill). His research interests encompass Eastern European Muslim communities as well as Muslim revivalist movements. Račius is a co-editor (together with Antonina Zhelyazkova) of Islamic Leadership in the European Lands of the Former Ottoman and Russian Empires Legacy, Challenges and Change (Brill, 2018). He is also the author of Muslims in Eastern Europe (Edinburgh University Press, 2018).
Published in: Global ExtremesIs central Europe afraid of religious tolerance?
In the middle of Europe, there is a new sort of religious radicalization emerging – that of religion-haters or religiophobes.