Fewer Muslims in Holland than thought

One in 20 Dutch nationals has Islamic origins, a lower percentage than first estimated, says the national statistics office CBS.

The revised figures mean some 850,000 of the 16 million population come from a Muslim background, not over one million as earlier thought.

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