Bulgaria: Less interest in studying Islam

Bulgaria: Less interest in studying Islam

Of the 820 000 high school students in Bulgaria, just 3600 were studying Islam, Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev told Parliament during question time on March 27 2009.

This was eight per cent fewer than a year earlier, he said. He was answering a question regarding the row around the school in Ribnovo village in southwestern Bulgaria. The village has a population of about 3000 people, all of whom are Muslims.


Students are allowed to pick religion as one of their classes with the approval of their parents. 


Source: Sophia Echo (English)

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