Athens Mayor Candidates Argue Over Mosque Plans



aris_spiliotopoulosOn Thursday, New Democracy‘s candidate for Athens mayor, Aris Spiliotopoulos, was accused of toeing his party’s ultra-nationalist line by Gavriil Sakellaridis, main opposition party Syriza’s runner for the same position.

Sakellaridis made a clear reference to Laos, which used to be the most right-wing party in Greek Parliament until the sudden emergence of Golden Dawn, declaring that “Spiliotopoulos is running on a LAOS 2012 platform”.

Spiliotopoulos, a former minister of education and tourism, had called for a referendum in Athens on plans to construct a mosque in the city, in an interview on the Greek broadcaster Skai TV on Thursday. He strongly opposed the idea, claiming that the capital does not need “another pole for illegal immigration”

Agreement was reached for the mosque to be built in Votanicos, near central Athens, Greece, on the site of a disused naval base. Work was slated to begin this year, to be undertaken by a consortium comprising J&P Avax, Terna, Aktor and Intraka.

Sakellaridis also accused Spiliotopoulos of stringing out issues that have already been decided by New Democracy, as if they were still open for discussion.

Spiliotopoulos expressed his concerns that the mosque would attract undocumented immigrants, while Sakellaridis claimed that an official place of Muslim worship would serve to reduce the amount of improvised mosques springing up around Athens, which presently number more than 100.

“We are not the only ones saying this, the Archbishop himself has spoken of people’s need to practice their religious duties,” Sakellaridis asserted.


4 COMMENTS

  1. Those “hundred of underground mosques” that you refer to exist to service the millions of ILLEGAL muslim immigrants residing in Greece. You yourself have admitted that you are of mixed-race heritage, you are at least partially non-White so ofcourse massive illegal non-White immigration into White European nations doesn’t bother you at all.

  2. Greece suffered for 4 centuries under foreign Islamo-Turkish occupation! The indigenous Hellenic population of Greece, does NOT want 3rd World muslim foreigners bringing Islam into Greece again! Over 97% of Greek CITIZENS are baptised Orthodox Christians! Building mosques in Greece is as provocative and insulting to the Greeks as building monuments to the Third Reich in Israel would be to the Jewish people. The Islamo-Turkish occupation of Greece was brutal. Here is just one example of the brutality the Islamic hordes inflicted on Greece’s indigenous Christian population!

    A Turkish fleet under the Kapudan Pasha Nasuhzade Ali Pasha arrived on the Greek island of Chios on 22 March, 1822. They quickly pillaged and looted the town. Orders were given to burn down the town, and over the next four months, an estimated 40,000 Turkish troops, including convicts,arrived. In addition to setting fires, the troops were ORDERED TO KILL ALL INFANTS UNDER THREE YEARS OLD, ALL MALES 12 YEARS AND OLDER, AND ALL FEMALES 40 AND OLDER EXCEPT THOSE WILLING TO CONVERT TO ISLAM. Approximately three-quarters of the population of 120,000 were killed, enslaved or died of disease. It is estimated that 2,000 people remained on the island after 21,000 managed to flee, 52,000 were enslaved and 52,000 massacred. Tens of thousands of survivors dispersed throughout Europe and became part of the Chian Diaspora.

  3. The Islamic-Turkish INVASION and OCCUPATION of Christian Greece, lasted 4 centuries and was ruthless and brutal! Have you heard of the Massacre of Chios? The Islamic-Turkish hordes massacred 52000 out of the 120000 Greek Christians living on that island in March of 1822. They were ordered to kill all infants under 3 years of age, and all males 12 years and older, as well as all females aged 40 and above, except those willing to convert to Islam. Have you heard of the Janissaries? These were all Christian Greek boys (and Christian boys from other South-Eastern European nations) which were forcibly taken from their families by the Islamic-Turkish occupation forces, and raised as muslims to serve the Ottoman Sultans! Have you heard of the Greek civilization of Asia Minor which had existed since 4000 BC? The Islamic Turkish hordes totally exterminated that civilization, culminating in the genocide of at 1 million Greek Christian men, women and children in 1922! This is only a small sample of the crimes committed by Islamic invaders against the indigenous Greek Christian people! It wasn’t just the Turks! In 1824, during the Greek War of Independence, Islamic Arabs from Egypt sent a massive army to assist their Islamic-Turkish brethren, in their wicked attempt to crush the Hellenic uprising! Islam from the 3rd World will never return to Greece! Greece belongs to the Native Greek peoples and they are 97% baptised Orthodox Christians! Get this through your head! The Greek nation belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ not to your mohammed. We intend to liberate the Ancient Greek lands of Asia Minor, we intend to retake Constantinople! The name Istanbul will be erased.

  4. I cannot believe what I am reading. I believe in Freedom of Worship, but under the circumstances; this is not a good idea. I shouldn’t be meddling; I am not a Greek citizen. I could not help but comment.