Islam in Malta

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Islam is believed to have been introduced to Malta when the Muslims captured Sicily from the Byzantines in 870.[1] Malta returned to a Christian European power with the Norman conquest in 1091. Muslims were allowed to practise their religion freely until the 13th century.[2]

The vast majority of Muslims in Malta, around 6,000, are foreigners.[3] There is one mosque, founded in 1978 by the World Islamic Call Society, a Libyan governmental association that promotes Islam, and one Muslim primary school.[4][dead link]

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  1. ^ Malta-Island in the sun-Part 1- Maltese Language Malta Video - Enjoy!!!!!!! History & Photos - FJuRa’s Photo Gallery
  2. ^ Arab Heritage in Malta | The Baheyeldin Dynasty
  3. ^ "International Religious Freedom Report 2011". 17 Nov 2010. 
  4. ^ Yemen Times, Ramadan and Islam in Malta