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Greece: Athens mosque blocked again by politics
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by Furio Morroni) (ANSAmed) – ATHENS –

The saga of the Athens mosque, the realization of which has been delayed for years and seemed a settled issue last November, continues.




Greeks Protest Against Planned Mosque in Athens
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By NewsWeekPakistan

Some 700 members and supporters of Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn protested in Athens on Saturday against the construction of the capital’s first official mosque.




Golden Dawn, government clash over mosque
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Speaking in Parliament Thursday, Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panayiotaros said that plans to build a place of worship for Greece’s Muslim community were a “provocation” for Greeks, saying that the project should be put to a national referendum.




Greek neo-Nazis threaten to mobilize against mosque
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AFP, Athens –

Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn has threatened to mobilize 100,000 people against plans to build a mosque in Athens, state television reported on Monday.




Athens – the EU capital city without a mosque
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The makeshift facilities are illegal but this huge community faces no other option. Athens, a metropolis on the edge of the Muslim world, is one of the few EU capitals without a mosque.




Shocking Vid: Greek Neo-Nazis Attack Immigrant Vendors Outside Athens, Bystanders Keep Walking
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Not surprisingly, Greece’s neo-nazi political party “Golden Dawn” has become increasingly violent since winning a shocking number of the country’s parliament seats earlier this year.




Athens: thousands protest against racism and Islamophobia
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ATHENS — Thousands of immigrants in Greece have taken to the streets to protest anti-Muslim sentiments and racist attacks against foreigners in a country plagued by a huge debt crisis.




Greek parliament approves Athens’ first mosque plan in decades
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The mosque plan was included in an environment ministry bill regulating illegal construction, another long-running concern in Greece. It calls for the renovation of an existing state building – a disused military base – in the run-down Athens industrial district of Elaionas.




Wave of Horrific Islamophobia in Athens
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I just got back from a study trip to Athens, Greece, and it was definitely an interesting experience. Although my specialization is gender, the trip ended up being more about migration and race-relations in Greece.