The number of Muslims in Italy has increased to nearly two million, according to a new study
He said: “This number is shocking also because in 1970 there were only between 2,000 and 3,000.”
Mr Introvigne said the number of Muslims in Italy is growing rapidly.
Islam is already the second biggest religion in Italy behind Catholicism.
In September, the Great Mosque of Rome shunned a scheme to open its doors to the public during Eid.
It is not the first time the mosque has distanced itself from events to promote solidarity with the church.
The centre found 245,621 Italian citizens class themselves as Muslims compared to 1,613,500 immigrants in Italy who identify as Muslims. On top of that, there are an unknown but growing number of illegals, bringing the total to nearly two million already
In a study, Cesnur said: “The estimate of 245,621 Italian Muslim citizens is subject to rapid future changes in the case of more rapid access to citizenship for immigrant Muslims. In their great majority, the Italian citizens are not Muslim converts, but “new citizens” who were already Muslims at the time of acquiring citizenship.”
Sociologist Massimo Introvigne says the number of Muslims in Italy is growing rapidly
Italy is home to Europe’s largest mosque- the Great Mosque of Rome, financed with money from Wahhabi Gulf States including Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which make little effort to conceal their intention to use their vast oil wealth to fund the Islamic conquest of Europe.
A total of 124,500 migrants have arrived in Italy alone between January and September 2016, the country’s home office has said.
But it is unclear exactly how many Muslims there are in the country as Italy’s National Institute for Statistics does not collect religious data.
Meanwhile, Italy’s native birthrate is so low that, on present trends, the indigenous Italian population will fall to just 10% of what it is now by the end of this century. Long before that, Italy will be a Muslim state, and Rome will have fallen. This is already inevitable – what is still to be decided is whether this looming disaster will be followed by a second great Reconquista in a Christian spiritual, demographic and military revival?