Islamic State

Three Legal Mosques Operating in Athens, Many More Illegally

Three mosques are operating legally in Athens at the moment after getting licenses in the past two years, and many more illegally according to a Kathimerini report. The Hamza mosque at the Victoria Square area started operating in the summer...

Greek Police Arrest Two Suspected Jihadists in Kos Island

Greek authorities on Tuesday arrested two Syrian men who are suspected jihadists on the island of Kos. In light of the Paris terrorist attacks, Greece's National Intelligence Service (EYP), the Hellenic Police and the Hellenic Coast Guard have beefed up...

Don't Blame Greece or the Muslim Community for the Paris Attacks

It was November 14, 2015 that news broke out that one (if not two) of the assailants in the Paris attacks had passed through Greece, as a "refugee" using a Syrian passport. The Paris attacks, tragically, left 129 people killed and...

Greek Govt: Refugee Issue Should be Separated from Terrorism

The Greek government is sending to all directions the message that the refugee issue should be separated from the terrorism threat, in light of Friday's bloody Islamic State attacks in Paris. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that...

Greek Police Have Been Training for Terrorist Attacks

Greek Police have been training for terrorist hits like the bloody Paris attacks that took place on Friday night. According to the Greek Police, the scenario of the exercise was that "jihadists of the Islamic Chalifate invade a Greek ministry,...

Hundreds of Kurds Honor Body of English-Greek Ex-Marine Who Fought ISIS

Hundreds of Kurds mobbed the hearse carrying ex-Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield when his body arrived at Manchester Airport. Scurfield was killed fighting against the Islamic State in Syria. The British-Greek 25-year-old man from Barnsley was killed by mortar fire on March...

Greek-British Soldier Dies After Battle With ISIS

A former Greek-British Royal Marines member became the first Briton to be killed fighting alongside the Kurdish forces against the jihadist Islamic state in Syria, according to BBC. The 25-year-old soldier, Konstandinos Erik Scurfield died on Tuesday March 3 after...

Greek Hotel Group to Operate New Luxury Hotel in Kurdistan

Located in the very heart of Erbil, the largest city and capital of the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, a brand new hotel providing five-star (5*) services and hospitality to its guests aims to change the image of one...

Broken Promises – New Year 2015

Many people would make New Year’s resolutions, but hardly any of them will be kept or come to fruition. One may say, “so be it.” And so, life goes on, full of broken promises. In fact, Cypriot citizens...

Sydney Siege Shooter’s Girlfriend has Bail Revoked

Amirah Droudis, the Greek-Australian girlfriend of the Sydney cafe siege shooter, had her bail revoked after a magistrate decided that her being at large is an "unacceptable risk." The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had asked for Droudis' bail conditions to be reviewed...