The number of Muslims in Europe reaches 44m: Serious concerns raised about the challenges of integration following attacks on Paris
- Germany and France have biggest Muslim population in Europe with 4.7m
- UK has around 2.9m Muslims – the third largest number on the continent
- Paris and its metropolitan area also has more Muslims than any other city
- Partly due to legacy of the war for Algeria, France’s Muslim former colony
By Ian Drury Home Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:10, 16 November 2015
The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily by about 1 percentage point a decade – from 4 per cent in 1990 to 6 per cent in 2010.
The Paris attacks have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s growing Muslim population.
In several European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands, serious concerns have been raised about the challenges of integration.
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