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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Liechtenstein. Islam in the Principality of Liechtenstein is a very recent phenomenon. Muslims immigrants arrived in the last 20 years, predominately from Turkey, Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo. The large majority of Muslims in Liechtenstein are Sunnis. There is no mention of Shi'a Muslims in Liechtenstein, apart from some Alevis, whose numbers are uncertain. The legal relationship between the state and religion in Liechtenstein is still based on the laws set up by Prince Johann II in the nineteenth century, when Liechtenstein was nearly entirely Roman Catholic, and the Principality and the Catholic Church are closely related. The Islamic Community in the Principality of Liechtenstein is affiliated to the umbrella Association of Islamic Communities in the East of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Keywords: Islamic Community; Liechtenstein; Shi'a Muslims



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