COWARDS: Greek government fears Islamic terror attack if a mosque is not built in Athens…SO THEY’RE DOING IT
- Officials want mosque to be constructed for Muslims in the Greek capital
- They claim it will allow the community to worship under a public imam
- It is feared that without an official mosque, they are at risk of extremism
The Greek government fears it could be subjected to terror attacks if a taxpayer-funded mosque is not constructed in Athens.
Officials claim it would allow Muslims to practise their religion under the auspices of a centrally-appointed imam that would ensure it does not stray into extremism.
This would be preferable to the dozens of basements in the capital which have been converted into makeshift mosques by Muslim migrants, they added.
According to Kathimerini, an official from the Education and Religious Affairs Ministry said they must move quickly to build the mosque, which had been announced in 2006 but is being delayed by appeals.
The official said: ‘It is exactly because of the recent terrorist attacks that we have to move quickly to construct the mosque in Athens.
‘Every day that we do not have an official mosque and imam in Athens, we pay for in the increased risk of the radicalisation of Muslims in the dark and unofficial places of worship.
‘When you do not have official places of worship, who can you speak with?’
In the past few years, Greece has found itself at the
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