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‘There is no institution like the Vatican in Islam that can excommunicate extremist Muslims’

There were some 13 million Muslims living in Europe several years ago, according to Pew Research Center, and several more million have come from Syria and Iraq over the last few years. Professor Egdūnas Račius of the Kaunas-based Vytautas Magnus University says that religion is not always the right lens through which to look at and make sense of the world’s Muslims. […]

Adas Jakubauskas

Lithuanian Tatars offer help with refugee integration

The Lithuanian Tatar community has offered to help the country’s government with the integration of refugees to be resettled in Lithuania. Lithuania’s Tatars also call on people not to be afraid of Muslims and not to identify them with extremist groups. […]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Chechnya’s Kadyrov declares Khodorkovsky his personal enemy

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has lashed out at former oil tycoon and vocal critic of the current Russian government Mikhail Khodorkovsky for addressing the media community with a call to publish more cartoons following the terrorist attack in France. […]