The Genesis of Islamic Extremism in Albanian Lands

  • Kolë Krasniqi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)


The first elements of Islamist extremism in Albanian territories are described in the book “Pasqyra e ditëve të përgjakshme” by Risto Siliq. According to this Albanian writer “after the outbreak of the anti-Ottoman uprising of 1911, about 1000 young boys from different Muslim families of Shkoder city, waving Turkish and Arab flags and screaming ‘All ahu Akbar’ and ‘We want father dovleton’ motivated by Islamic religious ideologies, have been voluntarily recruited in the Turkish formations and have gone to suppress the revolt of Albanian insurgents in Malesia e Madhe.”


Islamist radicalism Islamist rebellion Islamist caliphate Religious discrimination Sharia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kolë Krasniqi
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  1. 1.University Haxhi ZekaPejëKosovo

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