At Least 4,000 Germans Converted to Islam in 2006

The number of converts to Islam rose four-fold from about 1,000 in 2004. While previously mostly women followed their husbands into their religion, now converts come from all social groups and ages, across the board. There are approximately 3,22 million practising Muslims in Germany, the number of mosques is set to double shortly – and other new data also became available.