After years of waiting, Athens first mosque officially open

      Published on Thursday, 12 November , 2020      429 Views     
After years of waiting, Athens first mosque officially open

  • Gulf TV, Saudi Arabia

After years of delays caused by red tape, cutbacks and opposition from religious and political factions, the first government-funded mosque in Athens since 1833 opened its doors to worshippers on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from countries including Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh live in Athens but the city has not had a formal mosque since it forced occupying Ottomans to leave nearly 200 years ago.




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Category Gulf TV, Saudi Arabia | 2020/11/12 latest update at 4:10 PM
Source : Al Arabiya | Photocredit : Google
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