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Erdogan Invites World Leaders to Friday’s Muslim Prayer Service at Hagia Sophia

According to information published in the Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet today, government officials there have sent out invitations to a number of officials to hear the prayers which will be said on the first Friday after the reconversion of...

Athens' First Mosque Set to Open, Despite Far-Right Vandalism

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state is set to open its doors in the capital city this Friday. After numerous delays, for a variety of reasons, the mosque in...

Meet the Greek Australian Who Designed the ‘Aussie Mosque’

A Sydney suburb is soon to see the opening of a new contemporary mosque, designed by a Greek-Australian architect. Angelo Candalepas is an award-winning architect, who set up his firm Candalepas Associates in Sydney, in 1999. Having worked previously on designing...

Patriarch Bartholomew Wants Turkey to Respect Hagia Sophia and Orthodoxy

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called on Muslims to show "respect" to the Christian faith, on the occasion of the end of the feast of Ramadan on Friday. He expressed "respect" for Islam, however, he called on the same courtesy to...

Greek Names Included on New ISIS Hit List

A pro-ISIS hacking group known as United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) published a fresh list of international targets from places around the world, including Greece. The list, written in English and Arabic, included the addresses of those targeted and e-mail...

Greek Reactions to Hagia Sophia's Islamization Reach EU Parliament

The Greek government has reacted against the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque for the 30 days of ramazan. The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement: "We condemn as regressive the Turkish authorities’ announcement of the scheduling of...

Turkey's Continued Siege of Constantinople: Insulting Celebration of Greek Bloodshed on May 29

May 29 marks the 563rd anniversary of the siege and capture of the magnificent Christian Orthodox city of Constantinople, the eastern capital of the Roman Empire, to the forces led by the Ottoman Turkish Sultan, Mohammed (Mehmet) II. A...

Greece Must Be on The Lookout for the Spread of Radical Islam Inside its Own Borders

The case of a British Muslim who set up a temporary mosque on the Greek island of Lesvos for the religious needs of the refugees stranded there remains something of a mystery, but the country's authorities are investigating the case...

Islamic Studies Program to be Offered at University of Thessaloniki

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will become the first Greek university to offer an academic program on Islamic studies. The four-year program will be called "Introduction to Muslim Studies" and could be attended by 30-50 students according to Kathimerini newspaper. Professors from various departments such as...

Shiites and Sunnis to Protest Outside of Saudi Embassy in Athens

A group of Muslims will carry out a protest outside Saudi Arabia's embassy in Athens on Wednesday, in response to the recent execution of a Shiite cleric by Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, had been an outspoken critic of the Sunni...