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Islam in Finland

Last Updated on August 17, 2021

It is estimated that Finland has approximately 150,000 Muslims, the majority of whom are immigrants who have come to Finland since the 1990s, most of them from the first generation who came to the country as refugees or asylum seekers from war-torn countries.

Total population : 5.5 million
Muslim population ( 2016) : 150, 000

Islam in Finland
Islam in Finland

Apart from the Tatars, Muslims are of Somali, North African, Iraqi, Afghan, Syrian, Turkish, Iranian and Balkan origins, and are concentrated in the Helsinki metropolitan area and major cities, most notably Turku and
Tampere.

Dozens of Muslim societies were formed in Finland, among them the Federation of Islamic Organizations of Finland and the Islamic Council of Finland. All public schools offer religious education according to student’s religion, as students must choose between religious courses or civic education.

Far- right parties such as Finns ( PS) and Finnish People First tried to ban the burqa and niqab.



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