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Poll: Nine in Ten Greeks View their Culture as Superior

Almost nine out of ten Greeks (89 percent) believe that their culture is superior to others, while three quarters of those polled consider adherence to the Christian Orthodox as an important part of truly being Greek according to the...

Ashura Festival in Athens Climaxes with Bloody Self-Flagellation

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered in Piraeus, south of Athens, to mark the day of Ashura, the tenth day of in the Islamic calendar. The ritual involved self-flagellation, hitting oneself with a whip as part of a religious ritual, as is common in...

Greek Muslim Group Hits Out at 'Threats, Hatred'

The largest association of Muslims in Greece has accused a shadowy racist organization of threatening to attack its members. In a statement the Muslim Association of Greece said it received a threatening phone call on Thursday by a man claiming...

Sharia Law Becomes Optional for Greece's Muslim Minority

Changing a century-old legacy, the Greek parliament voted overwhelmingly to make the practice of Islamic sharia law in family disputes optional for the country's Muslim minority on Tuesday. The bill on Sharia law is a historic step for Greece, Prime...

Erdogan Caught on Video Preaching 'We are All Turkey', to Young Students in Greece

A video emerged where Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heard preaching to young students of a Muslim school in northern Greece about the Turkish motherland. The video; which was captured on a cell phone, is from Erdogan’s visit to...

Mystery Surrounds Turkish Leader's Thrace Trip

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has often left political foes and allies alike guessing. With an upcoming official visit to Greece looking more certain - the first by a Turkish leader in over six decades - another mystery is...

Muslim Headscarves Dominate Student Parade in Xanthi, northern Greece

For the first time in Modern Greek history, all students in a parade in Xanthi were wearing Muslim headscarves. In the past, Muslim headscarves rarely appeared en masse in student parades. Xanthinews.gr. reports that the spectacle was unprecedented, and it became...

Ashura Festival in Athens Climaxes with Bloody Self-Flagellation

Hundreds of Shia Muslims gathered over the weekend in Piraeus, south of Athens, to celebrate the climax of the religious festival of Ashura. Believers in Greece slashed themselves and lashed their backs as part of a rite that takes place...

Two Athens Stadiums Provided to Muslims for Religious Ceremony

Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sports is granting two stadiums in Athens for Muslims to gather for Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, on Friday. According to a Kathimerini newspaper report, the two spaces provided are the Peace and Friendship...

Majority of Greeks See Migrants as a Social and Economic Threat, EKKE Survey Finds

Almost two thirds of Greeks consider migrants a threat on an economic, social and cultural level, according to a survey by the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) unveiled on Tuesday. Among those taking the survey, 65 pct said that...