Friday, September 7th, 2012

The Matter of Suriname

Suriname is about 41% Christian, 27% Hindu and 20% Muslim, with a considerable amount of indigenous religions.

While there are Arabs, most Muslims are of Indonesian extraction, being a relic from the former Dutch Colonial days.

The country belongs the Organization of Islamic Cooperation even though only 20% of the country is Muslim.

For the purposes of this site, Suriname is not that Arab; but with a 20% Muslim population, it cannot be ignored.

Lest, this scare you, Suriname has only about 600,000 people.

Dutch is the official tongue.