COUNTRY POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS BRIEF
In the contrary to most belief, religious African mainlanders, Creole, Arabs, Malay, Antolotes, and Shirazis, make up the population of Anjouan. The main religion is Sunni Islam, although the island is filled with large numbers of mosques, religious observance is not as strict as it is in many other countries observing Islam. Alcohol is forbidden to Muslims. However, for the most part, religion thus far has not been a political risk, there is no recorded history of any extremism of any nature, nor has there been any division associated to religion.