Sunday, June 24, 2007

And We Know Why They Stalled/Failed, Right?

Immigrant groups on Friday opened the first formal Muslim prayer site here since rule by the Ottoman Empire ended more than 170 years ago.

Plans by Greece to build a mosque for tens of thousands of Muslim immigrants living in Athens have stalled, so businesspeople in Arab countries paid for the downtown cultural center in a former factory.

International human rights reports had criticized Greece for failing to provide an official prayer site for Muslims in Athens.


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