Cartoons on the Crimean Tatar language for children article needs additional citations for verification. Islam is the second largest religious belief in Europe after Christianity. Muslim political entities existed firmly in what is today Spain, Portugal, South Italy and Malta for several centuries.
The term “Muslim Europe” is used for the Muslim-majority countries of Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries substantial numbers of Muslims immigrated to Western Europe. The Muslim population in Europe is extremely diverse with varied histories and origins. Muslim forays into Europe began shortly after the religion’s inception, with a short-lived invasion of Byzantine Sicily by a small Arab and Berber force that landed in 652. Araz” coat of arms of Polish Tatar nobility. Tatar coats of arms often included motifs related to Islam.
Muslim rule endured in the Emirate of Granada, from 1238 as a vassal state of the Christian Kingdom of Castile, until the completion of La Reconquista in 1492. Throughout the 16th to 19th centuries, the Barbary States sent pirates to raid nearby parts of Europe in order to capture Christian slaves to sell at slave markets in the Arab World throughout the Renaissance period. For a long time, until the early 18th century, the Crimean Khanate maintained a massive slave trade with the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. The Great Mosque of Paris, built after World War I. The Böszörmény Muslims formed an early community of Muslims in Hungary. Their biggest settlement was near the town of present-day Orosháza in the central part of the Hungarian Kingdom. At that time this settlement entirely populated by Muslims was probably one of the biggest settlements of the Kingdom.
Log pod Mangartom Mosque was the only mosque ever built in Slovenia, in the town of Log pod Mangartom, during World War I. In the mid-7th century AD, following the Muslim conquest of Persia, it spread into areas that would later become part of Russia. The Ottoman campaign for territorial expansion in Europe in 1566, Crimean Tatars as vanguard. Lipka Tatar Muslims of Belarus and Poland-Lithuania. The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, awaits the arrival of his Greek Muslim Grand Vizier Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha at Buda, in the year 1529.
Medieval Bulgaria particularly the city of Sofia, was the administrative centre of almost all Ottoman possessions in the Balkans also known as Rumelia. The Ottoman Empire began its expansion into Europe by taking the European portions of the Byzantine Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries up until the 1453 capture of Constantinople, establishing Islam as the state religion in the region. 1526, the Empire had conquered the territory of present-day Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Hungary. The Empire laid siege to Vienna in 1683. Muslim inhabitants in Hungary, Croatia, and the Transylvania region of present-day Romania.