Within the scope of the Politics in Europe course at the International Relations study program (Faculty of Business and Administration), Assistant Professor, Dr. Jahja Muhasilović hosted guest lecturer Ms. Linda Hyokki, PhD candidate at the Ibn Haldun University in Turkey. Ms. Hyokki presented her doctoral dissertation topic: „Anti-Muslim Racism in Finland and the Trajectory of European and Finnish Histories of Oppression“.
Muslims take up 2% of Finland's population and are often seen as stigmatized minorities. After giving a brief introduction on the historical growth and development of the Muslim population in Finland, Ms. Hyokki focused on the hostility and animosity that Finnish Muslims face from the far-right extremists.
During the lecture, panelists and the audience had a chance to discuss the general problems that Muslims are facing all around the world, while drawing a parallel between Muslims in Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina.