Georgian Muslims are strangers in their own country

The Republic of Georgia is an avowedly Christian country, but one out of every ten Georgian citizens is Muslim. - free thinking for the world

Georgian Muslims are strangers in their own country

The Republic of Georgia is an avowedly Christian country, but one out of every ten Georgian citizens is Muslim. - free thinking for the world



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