Sarkozy, Merkel, Cameron, Havel, Berlasconi and others are Muslims? Who knew.
“Sarkozy, Merkel, Cameron, Havel, Berlasconi and others are Muslims? Who knew.”
Well, not me for one.
However, there are a number of others:
“For the first time in the history of the Council of Europe, a Muslim has been elected president of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, or PACE...”
Country Name MEP since Party Background
France Rachita Datia 2009 EPP born in France, Moroccan-Algerian parents
Karima Delli 2009 Greens born in France, Algerian parents
Toika Saïfi 1999-2002, 2004 EPP born in France, Algerian parents, openly secluar
Malika Benarab-Attou 2009 Greens born in Algeria
Kader Arif 2004 SPE born in Algeria
The UK Syed Kamall 2005 EEP born in UK, Indian and Guyanese background
Sajjad Karim 2004 ECR born in UK, Pakistani background, first British Muslim in EP
Belgium Saïd el Khadraoui 2004 ECR born in Belgium, Moroccan father, Belgian mother
France Datia, Rachita 2003 SPE born in Belgium, Moroccan father, Belgian mother
Bulgaria Metin Kazak 2007 ALDE born in Bulgaria, probably Turkish background
Dutch Emine Bozkurt 2004 SPE born in the Netherlands, Turkish background, probably secular
Germany Ismail Ertug 2009 SPE born in Germany Turkish
Italy Magdi Cristiano Allam 2009 EEP born Muslim in Egypt, converted to Christianity in Italy in 2008
I was just responding to Franzie’s comment, but I’m not sure what you’re responding to.