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Athens, Greece (Nov 16) – Greeks complaining of increased violence and drug abuse, are unhappy with the flood of Muslims into their communities.
Throngs of Greeks ascended on Attiki square shouting obscenities, tossing eggs, and scattering images of pigs throughout the group as they (Muslims) decided to take over the area for use as an outdoors mosque.
A local resident of 56 years was quoted as saying, “[sic]… I’ve lived here for 56 years, and now want to move,” adding “This is not a life … We are afraid of them. Many of them are criminals, they carry knifes and deal drugs.”
Attempts by Muslim groups to build mosques within the city limits have met with opposition of the Greek Orthodox Church and community members.
The Muslim population has grown to close to a million in this otherwise peaceful nation and the citizens are unhappy with the decision by the government to allow the numbers to swell.
As sad as it may be unfortunately, the behavior of extremist groups within the religion, and their actions to prove their worthiness to their god have proven to be both extremely deadly and violent, are finding it increasingly difficult to find themselves welcome across the globe.
During the incident, Greek riot police formed a “ring” around the group praying however, no mention of any arrests were made.