Attendees at a lecture by US based anti-Muslim crusader, Robert Spencer and activists who had assembled to protest his speech had a tense face-off in front of Reykjavík hotel yesterday.

The impact of Islam on Iceland

The local newspaper Morgunblaðið reports that Spencer's lecture at Reykjavík Grand Hotel was attended by 500 people. The lecture was organized by a group which champions what it calls "European Culture".

A spokesman for the group told Morgunblaðið that the goal was to raise awareness about the "impact of Islam" on Icelandic society. A total of 948 people belong to the two Muslim congregations in Iceland, 0.28% of the total population.

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