Traditionally, Belgium, a northern European country located between France and The Netherlands, has been a Catholic country. It also includes other Christian denominations—the Anglican Church, the Orthodox Church, and the Protestant Church—and Judaism has also been recognized by the state, along with Buddhism since 2008 and Islam since 1974. Muslims in Belgium are the result of immigration. In a period of booming economy, in the first half of the 1960s, the Belgian government made an appeal to Moroccan and Turkish workers. This was the start of massive immigration from these Islamic countries and to a lesser extent from other Islamic countries such as Algeria and Tunisia. The immigration still goes on, and in the course of time, many have acquired Belgian nationality. Although we may ...

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