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Half of Finns hold at least some suspicions about Islam

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About half of Finns have at least some suspicions about Islam, while a very small minority – about ten percent – have a positive attitude toward the religion. The rest take a neutral position, or have no opinion. However, overall attitudes toward Islam have become more clarified compared with the situation in the 1990s, said Tuomas Martikainen, a researcher of religious science, at a seminar on Islam in Finland held in Turku on Saturday.

Helsingin Sanomat

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