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Islam's growing presence poses a challenge for both Finland and Europe, estimates Prime Minister Juha Sipilä (Centre).

Sipilä commented on the issue while speaking to reporters at the Parliament House on Wednesday, underscoring that work remains to be done to both enhance the transparency of how religions are practised and improve the religious literacy of Finns.

"If these things are done in secret and away from the public eye, the outcome is a higher risk of radicalisation and extremist tendencies," he stated, after making an announcement to the Parliament on the current EU agenda.


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