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“As of 2010, there were 4.8 mil­lion Mus­lims in Ger­many (5.8 per­cent of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion) and 4.7 mil­lion Mus­lims in France (7.5 per­cent). In Europe over­all, how­ever, Rus­sia’s pop­u­la­tion of 14 mil­lion Mus­lims (10 per­cent) is the largest on the con­ti­nent,” re­ports Pew Re­search Cen­ter de­mog­ra­pher Con­rad Hack­ett, who notes that the en­tire Euro­pean Union is home to 13 mil­lion Mus­lims ac­cord­ing to their sta­tis­tics - which while re­cent, are still five years old.

“In re­cent decades, the Mus­lim share of the pop­u­la­tion through­out Europe grew about 1 per­cent­age point a decade, from 4 per­cent in 1990 to 6 per­cent in 2010. This pat­tern is ex­pected to con­tinue through 2030, when Mus­lims are pro­jected to make up 8 per­cent of Europe’s pop­u­la­tion,” Mr. Hack­ett con­tin­ues.

“In 2010, the me­dian age of Mus­lims through­out Europe was 32, eight years younger than the me­dian for all Euro­peans (40). By con­trast, the me­dian age of re­li­giously un­af­fil­i­ated peo­ple in Europe, in­clud­ing athe­ists, ag­nos­tics and those with no re­li­gion in par­tic­u­lar, was 37. The me­dian age of Euro­pean Chris­tians was 42.”

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