The Muslim religion has been established in the south and east of Malaita for some time.
Now 12 young people in North Malaita have become Muslims.
John Kiri, National broadcaster SIBC correspondent in North Malaita said 12 young people from the Bita’ama area had converted.
The group told Kiri that being a Muslim means to surrender and Islam means peace.
A team of Muslim senior figures from Honiara visiting the newly converted young men said as a Muslim they must not covet other people’s goods or properties. They must also not steal, kill, hate or tell lies.
The United States Department of State’s International Religious Freedom Report, published in 2007, stated that according to the most recent reports, 92% of the population of the Solomon Islands were Christians. There were approximately 350 Muslims.
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