Iceland: First full Icelandic Muslims marry in the country

For the first time in Iceland, a fully Icelandic Muslim couple was married. The occasion is an important moment for the Muslim community in Iceland, where previously, the country’s very small Muslim population had only seen converts married in the mosque. The country’s first “all-Icelandic” couple married at the Muslim Association Mosque. The had of the association, Salmann Tamimi, cited the occasion as significant because “two or three years ago you could count (the number of Muslims) more or less on the fingers of one hand, but now there are between 30 and 40 (Muslims in the association).” Tamimi says that he looks forward to a bright future for Muslims in Iceland, and hopes to see an “increase in the faith.”