is a minority religion in the Islam Netherlands Antilles. There are about 2,500 Muslims in the Islands, 1000 of which are in the  Caribbean Netherlands,  or 0.31% of the population. Most Muslims are emigrants from  Lebanon, Syria and Suriname.
History [ edit ]
Muslims began to reach the islands during colonial times as workers, from African countries then form the
Indian subcontinent. Then there was a wave of Muslims coming from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq as well as some indeginous people who converted to Islam. In 1982 there were about 2000 Muslims.
Islamic centers [ edit ]
The majority of the Islam community is located on
Curaçao where is the only mosquee: Masjed Omar ben al Ghattab, with its imam Sheikh Yakubu Mohammed.  There are other Islamic centers including:
Bonaire Islamic Center, Kaya Hanchi Amboina,
Bonaire Curaçao Islamic Center, Weg Naar Welgelegen # 6, Island of Curaçao,
Willemstad Sint Maarten Islamic Center, Puma Road 26,
Philipsburg Muslim Gemeente Curaçao, Weg Naar Welgelegen 6, Curaçao, Willemstad
Muslim Student Association, University Of Sint Eustatius School Of Medicine,
Oranjestad, ST EUSTATIUS Sint Eustatius Islamic Foundation, Oranjestad, Sint Eustatius 
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