- Islam in East Timor
Islam is a minority religion in
East Timor. The US State Department and the CIA World Factbook estimate that Muslimsmake 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 Alkatiriwas a SunniMuslim.
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] ]
Religion in East Timor
Islam in Indonesia
Persecution of Muslims
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