Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Muslim leader thinks there are 10 million not the estimated 6 million Muslims in France

French media and politicians have always said that the number of French Muslims is around 6 million. This number was deemed an underestimate of the reality; France’s top Muslim leader said that there are more than 10 million Muslims in the country.

The French Council of the Muslim Faith is a national elected body who serve as an official interlocutor with the French state in regulation of Muslim religious activities and is the de facto representative of the French Muslims before the national government.

The current president is Ahmet Ogras, who gave an interview to Radio France Maghreb 2 (excerpt from 54:20 below) in which he speaks about the real number of Muslims living in France.

“Today, we have more than 10 million Muslims in France. When I met an Algerian leader, he said to me that there is more than 6 million French citizens of Algerian descent. There are more than 3.5 million French citizens of Moroccan descent, 800,000 of Turkish descent, 800,000 of Tunisian descent”.

“There are even more than 10 million, today, we can’t under-evaluate, we are 10 million. When you walk the streets in Paris, look at the ratio. There are less in the province,” he said.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/09/muslim-leader-thinks-there-are-10-million-not-the-estimated-6-million-muslims-in-france/

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