Last Updated on August 17, 2021
Estimates for 2016 show that the Muslim population in Romania is less than 1 percent of the country’ s population of 22.4 million, the majority of whom are Turks and Tatars living in the Dobruja region in eastern Romania.
Total population: 22.4 million
Muslim population (2016): 80.000
Bucharest is home to about 9,000 Muslims, and there are 10 mosques in different Parts of the country. The roots of the Islamic heritage in Romania go back to the 11th century, when the Muslims came with the Turkic semi- nomadic tribes.
Some media in Romania continued to portray Muslim refugees as a threat to the Romanian society because of their religion.
An article published by evz.ro online in March 2019 went so far as to regard Muslim immigrants as ” a fatal threat to European civilization and that the only alternatives for Europeans are civil war or obedience to Islam.”