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Extremists protest against proposed mosque in Athens
Wednesday December 18, 2013 12:11 PM, IINA

Several hundred supporters of the extreme right Golden Dawn party have attended a rally to protest against construction of a mosque in the Greek capital.

A contractor to build the mosque was chosen last month, 13 years after the project was first announced by the Greek government. Five previous bids to find a builder had been canceled amid a hostile reception from extremists and fanatical Orthodox Christians.

The growing Muslim community in Athens meanwhile has been using apartments as places of worship. The mosque will lack a minaret in an attempt to minimize reactions among the predominantly Christian population.

Golden Dawn supporters shouted slogans against Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey and a known secularist.

Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu was in Athens on an official visit Friday.



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