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First Mosque in Modern Greek History Opens in Athens

The first Muslim mosque to open for worship in Athens since the establishment of the modern Greek state opened its doors in the capital city...

Leader of Muslim Party in Western Thrace Hails “Motherland Turkey”

The leader of the Party of Friendship, Equality and Peace (KIEF), representing part of the Muslim minority of Greece's Western Thrace region, said on...

New Athens Mosque Set to Open Its Doors in Time for Ramadan

A Muslim mosque, the first in the Greek capital since the end of the Ottoman occupation, is expected to open its doors in time for...

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Holds Peace Symposium in Greece

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Greece held its 5th National Peace Symposium last week in Athens. The theme of the symposium was “Global Conflicts...

Search for Imam Begins as Athens Mosque Nears Completion

As Athens prepares to welcome the first government-funded mosque in the city in March, 2019, the search for an imam has begun. The Education Ministry’s...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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