A recent Pew Poll found that Eastern Europe has far fewer Muslim’s as a percent of the overall population. While the total was 4.9% for all of Europe, Muslim populations were found to be predominantly Western European, with 8.8% of the population of France, 6.1% of Germany, 6.3% of the UK, and 7.6% of Belgium and 8.1 of Sweden, among others with higher populations.
Meanwhile in most of Eastern Europe the Islamic portion of the population makes up totals in the tenths of a percent. Poland, less than 0.1%, Czech Republic 0.2%, Hungary 0.4%, Romania 0.4% and so on through most of the Slavic and Baltic countries.
While the survey map on Pew’s website shows clearly the boundaries of the Islamic population in Europe, another map from February on CNN shows where attacks either directed or inspired by ISIS have taken place. You’ll note a distinct correlation.
The European Union has hammered Eastern European nations for refusing to accept migrants from Muslim countries. After seeing these two maps though, it is hard to argue with Eastern European leaders who say they are protecting their citizens by refusing the migrants.
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