Thousands of Muslims in Athens appealed for the construction of a mosque to Greece’s new government in the framework of the international congress dedicated to Muslim communities and their cultural identity.
The congress took place for the first time in the country, the national Ta Nea newspaper reported today.
Athens is the only European capital, which has neither a mosque nor a cemetery for Muslims, the representative of the Afghan Muslims residing in Greece told the publication.
He added that, for the time being, Muslims in Athens are forced to pray in improvised “mosques,” such as garages, basements and apartments.
I have posted on this issue many times here. As per usual, nothing has progressed. I sincerely hope that the new government will sieze the opportunity to put this right. I’m not holding my breath…