Old and New Islam in Greece - From Historical Minorities to by Konstantinos Tsitselikis

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis

The felony and political habitus of Greece's Muslim inhabitants is mentioned in a desirable interdisciplinary historic assessment of either indigenous minority and immigrant groups offering insights into the evolution and present country of minority and migration legislation. The ebook additionally speaks in a piercing style to the scholarly debate on communitarianism and liberalism, as Greece's sui generis felony culture and include of group rights frequently runs opposite to the country's personal liberal felony order and foreign human rights criteria. How notions of ethnicity and citizenship were challenged by means of contemporary Muslim immigration is additional explored. The reader is as a result handled to a complete research of minority rights bearing on 'Old' and 'New' Islam in Greece in the eu context.

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7 And Greek and Turkish nationalisms have long com­ peted with each other on the minority question. Both national ideologies fostered and were themselves fed by the inequalities and hegemonic rela­ tions exerted through citizenship and national kinship. Muslims and 14 According to part of the theory, religious freedom constitutesjus cogens, F. Ermacora, 1983: 307. " ECtHR, Thlimmenos v. Greece, No 34369/97,Judgment 642000, paragraph 44. 16 ]. Vanderlinden, 1972: 19. 17 For a comparative study on Greek and Turkish nationalisms, see U.

Toumarkine, 1995: 22 and M. Todorova, 1996: 35 S. Taji-Farouki & H. Poulton, 1997: 4. 68. 14 CHAPTER ONE The use of the term 'Turkish' in legal texts describes mostly the communities and their schools: The RD of 1882 refers to 'Turkish and Jewish schools' (in Thessalia), while Act 1242b/1919, like many others, refers to the 'Ottoman schools' of Macedonia and only exceptionally in Thrace in the pre-War period. 36 In still other cases, 'Ottoman' means 'Muslim Greek citizen' (Act 2672/1900 on 'the military service of the Ottomans').

One of the main tasks of the present study is to discuss the relationship between domestic and international law and to explore to what extent ideological filters circumscribe the formation of legal norms; the situation of Muslim minorities in Greece offers fertile ground for this discussion. >r<> <:rr<>PnPrl ::inrl nftpn r-li�tnrted when INTRODUCTION: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CONCERNS 11 implemented in particular contexts. As this study will show, a historical perspective enables us to map continuity and discontinuity and allows us to draw conclusions on the evolution of legal norms, policies, jurisprudence and administrative practices applied to the Muslim communities in Greece.

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