Monday, November 07, 2005

Europe's Growing Muslim Population

Here's an interesting interactive map showing the growing Muslim population in Europe. It has doubled in the last 15 years to 15 million and the UN expects it to double again by 2025. In France, Muslims now make up 8 percent of the population, up from 7 percent in 1995. The growth in other countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and, surprisingly, Switzerland is also quite high. All this while the birth rates of original populations fall throughout Europe. The continent is heading towards some difficult times if it doesn't deal with this issue by doing much more to integrate its "immigrants".

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