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 to belong to a group called Krypteia.

The man said his organization aimed to burn and kill Muslims.

He also claimed responsibility for an attack against the house of Afghan immigrants last November in Athens.

The Muslim Association of Greece says its members “are not scared and will not succumb to threats and hatred”.

The group, naming itself Krypteia, after a vigilante band of ancient Spartans who terrorized slaves, told a Greek news outlet last November: “We will fight until the last immigrant leaves. And to that end, we will use force and violence, mercilessly.”