Lithuania

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Lithuania
In the Book:
Keywords:
LT
Musulmonai Lietuvoje; Islamas Lietuvoje; Lietuvos totoriai; Muftiate
EN
Muslims in Lithuania; Islam in Lithuania; Lithuanian tatars; Muftiate
Summary / Abstract:

ENAs the number of Muslims in Lithuania remains miniscule (less than 3,000, according to official statistics), their religiously-related activities are limited and, as a rule, kept out of the public eye. The existing Muslim organisations (most notably, the Muftiate) prefer to keep a low profile, and there are no controversial public figures among Muslims who would (seek to) attract public attention. No openly anti-Muslim groups operate in Lithuania either. Consequently the public reaction to (or rather awareness of) a Muslim presence in Lithuania is only sporadic and mainly in the form ad hoc media reporting. Though not directly related to the presence of Muslims in Lithuania, in 2014 the Lithuanian business community showed an observably increased interest in the production and marketing of halal goods. With the sanctions on Lithuanian food products imposed by Russia, more and more food producers, especially those in meat processing, show interest in exporting food products to Muslim-majority countries. After heavy lobbying by major meat processing companies, the Lithuanian parliament passed amendments to the Law on Welfare and Protection of Animals in September of -2014 allowing for religious (including Inter alia Islamic) ritual slaughter of domestic animals. [brill.com]

ISBN:
9789004308909
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https://www.lituanistika.lt/content/79283
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2020-07-20 17:44:27
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