Islam in East Timor


Islam in East Timor

Islam is a minority religion in East Timor. The US State Department and the CIA World Factbook estimate that Muslims make up 1% of the population, [ [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tt.html#People] CIA world factbook] ] although some organizations, such as Adherents.com, give higher numbers. [ [http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/Wh_88.html Adherents.com] ] East Timor's first prime minister, Mari Alkatiri was a Sunni Muslim.

Persecution

In 2006, during the holy month of Ramadan, the 500 Muslims of Dili, the capital city of East Timor, were harassed by the largely Catholic populace, and forced to take shelter in the Annur Mosque. José Ramos-Horta, the Prime Minister of East Timor, condemned the attacks. [ [http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Politics&loid=8.0.351629640&par=0] ]

ee also

*Religion in East Timor
*Islam in Indonesia
*Persecution of Muslims

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