As I have said many times before, Athens is still the only European capital without a mosque.
Thousands of Muslim immigrants attended outdoor prayer services across Athens Tuesday to mark the festival of Eid-al-Adha, while police clashed with a small group of protesters from an extreme right group at one of the sites.The services at eight public squares and other areas in greater Athens occurred peacefully, but police cleared one square where Greek local residents and members of the far-right Chrysi Avgi – a group widely linked to a growing number violent attacks against immigrants. Police later briefly clashed with several dozen of its members. Protesters played loud music from a nearby apartment, threw eggs, and jeered at the immigrants throughout the hourlong service in the city’s Attiki Square. The incident occurred as tension grows in over illegal immigration in Greece, the busiest transit point for human trafficking in the European Union.
Please go and read Bollybutton’s personal account of Eid al Adha and her feelings about the protests