Islam in Paraguay

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The latest statistics for Islam in Paraguay estimate a total Muslim population of under 1,000, representing 0.02 percent of the population. Most of the Muslims are descendants of immigrants from Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. The major Islamic organization in Paraguay is the Centro Benéfico Cultural Islámico Asunción, led by Faozi Mohamed Omairi. The community is concentrated in and around the capital, Asuncion.