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Mosque in Athens to Be Ready in Early May

The construction of the Muslim mosque at the Athens district of Votanikos is expected to be completed in early May, the representative of the joint venture and managing director of INTRAKAT construction company Petros Souretis stated to Athens Macedonian...

Imam Arrested for Weapons Found in Xanthi Mosque Released Pending Investigation

An imam in charge of services at a village mosque in Xanthi, northeastern Greece was released without conditions on Wednesday, after testifying before a Xanthi public prosecutor. The imam had been arrested on Tuesday after police, acting on a...

Weapons and Ammunition Found Inside Mosque in Xanthi, Greece

Greek police on Tuesday, discovered weapons and ammunition inside a mosque in the city of Xanthi, northeastern Greece. According to exclusive information released by newspaper Ekathimerini, Greek security services received a heads up some hours ago to check on a...

Deputy Education Minister: There Should be Many Mosques in Greece for Refugees

Deputy Education Minister Kostas Zouraris said that there should be more mosques built for refugees who will stay in Greece. Zouraris, a native of Thessaloniki, gave an interview to the city's North 98 radio where he expressed the view that...

Riot Police Put an End to Occupation of Mosque Site in Votanikos, 15 Detained

On Friday, Greek riot police put an end to a group of nationalists occupying a site at Votanikos where the country's first mosque is set to be built. The group of 15 nationalists referring to themselves as the "Association of...

Greeks Occupy Site of Proposed Mosque at Votanikos

Incidents were noted at the region of Votanikos, 3km west of the Athens center, when a group of people occupied the abandoned building benchmarked for the construction of the city's proposed mosque. The group of around 20 people said...

Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent Imam has been appointed. "Now out of the four minarets of Hagia Sophia we will be...

Construction Work to Start on Athens State-Funded Mosque Worth 887,000 Euros

The construction of a mosque for Muslim worshippers is set to begin at Votanikos, Athens, over the coming days. The mosque will be housed at an old building that the Hellenic Navy has offered for its construction. The building...

Greek Parliament Votes to Speed up Construction of Athens Mosque

Lawmakers on Thursday approved with a wide majority a provision to accelerate the construction of a mosque in western Athens, in the area of Votanikos, with 206 votes in favor and 24 against, in a total of 230 MPs...

Bill for First Mosque Building in Athens Tabled in Parliament

The amendment for the building of the first mosque in Athens was tabled in parliament on Tuesday and will be processed with express procedures for voting at Thursday's plenary. The Muslim mosque will be built in Elaionas, a sparsely populated...