Islam in Liechtenstein

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According to a 2009 Pew Research Center report, there are an estimated 2,000 Muslims living in Liechtenstein who constitute approximately 4.8% of the general population (though that report is based on a census from the year 2000).[1] A more recent estimate, as of July 2017, puts the number of Muslims at 5.4% of the population.[2] The great majority of Muslims in Liechtenstein are Sunni, and are predominantly from Turkey, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia.[3] Though, the Swiss branch of the Ahmadiyya movement in Islam is called the "Ahmadiyya Movement of Islam in Switzerland and Liechtenstein," there is official presence of the Community in this country.[4]

In 2006, the government made a contribution of US$20,000 (25,000 Swiss francs) to the Muslim community.[5]

Since 2001, the government has granted the Muslim community a residency permit for one imam, plus one short-term residency permit for an additional imam during Ramadan,[3] the government follows a policy of routinely granting visas to the imams in exchange for the agreement of both the Turkish Association and the Islamic community to prevent religious diatribes by the imams or the spread of religious extremism.[6]

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  2. ^ "The World Factbook - Liechtenstein". The World Factbook. Retrieved 1 July 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Liechtenstein". U.S Department of State. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Jørgen Nielsen; Samim Akgönül; Ahmet Alibašić; Egdunas Racius. Yearbook of Muslims in Europe, Volume 5. p. 392. 
  5. ^ "Religious Beliefs In Liechtenstein". worldatlas.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Liechtenstein - The World Missions Atlas Project" (PDF). worldmap.org. p. 14.