Athens mosque not expected to operate before end of the year
According to the Muslim Association of Greece, the more than 200,000 Muslims who live in the Greek capital and Attica region that surrounds it have been trying for decades to get a proper place of worship.
ON A baking-hot Friday afternoon in the dusty Athenian district of Neos Kosmos, a cheerful assortment of (mostly male) worshippers greet one another in Arabic, Greek and other languages, and enter a nondescript building in a side-street.
Prison authorities in northern Greece were given a briefing on Islam on Thursday to help them better understand the religious practices and traditions of the 3,000 Muslim inmates currently held in Greek prisons.
The Islamic mosque in Botanikos district of Athens is expected to be inaugurated on the last day of Ramadan on June 5, 2019.
The 30m Muslims living in Europe and America are gradually becoming integrated
Muslims have had a significant presence in the West for three generations, says Nicolas Pelham. Though both sides remain wary, they are getting closer
The city has about 250,000 Muslims – but no official place for them to worship. Why?