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Belgium, Islam in
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Islam is an officially recognised religion in Belgium, with a Muslim presence in the country dating from the nineteenth century.

1. History and demography

The number of Muslims in Belgium increased significantly following bilateral agreements, in 1964, between Belgium and Muslim-majority countries of the Mediterranean basin (Morocco, Alge…

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Djelloul, Ghaliya and Maréchal, Brigitte, “Belgium, Islam in”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27674>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335707, 2017, 2017-1



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