A study of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany revealed that the number of Muslims has increased significantly in the past few years.
The website Tutsche Welle said that the study, which was announced by the office in Nuremberg with the German Interior Ministry on Wednesday, showed that "between 5.3 and 5.6 million Muslims currently live in Germany, which is equivalent to 6.4% to 6.7% of the total population. The most recent study, conducted in 2015, increased the number of followers of the Islamic religion by nearly 900,000 people.
"In the context of immigration from Islamic countries in the Near and Middle East, the Muslim population groups have become more diverse in recent years," said the head of the office, Hans Eckhard Sommer.
"The analyzes also show that the extent of religion's impact on integration is often exaggerated," he added, explaining that other aspects such as length of residence, reasons for immigration or social status affect the integration process to a much greater extent than religious affiliation.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Germany conducted this huge study, titled “Muslim Life in Germany 2020,” commissioned by the Islam Conference in Germany.