But it’s not just France. The video below shows the same sort of behavior exhibited by Muslims in Athens. I asked our Greek-German correspondent MaggieTh to summarize the Greek-language portions of the video, and here’s what he had to say:
The newscaster just says that 2,000 Muslims gathered today in such-and-such a place in order to blah-blah.
At the end another newscaster says some Greeks gathered during the prayers too and threw eggs at them, played loud music, etc. The poor Muslims were very annoyed.
Here is the context for this issue:
Since 1830 there hasn’t been a single mosque in (Southern) Greece, and all Muslims that arrived in the 1990s have been praying in normal buildings (like flats) that have been changed into “mosques”. Since the 1990s they have put pressure on the government (with the help of the EU) for the construction of a great monumental mosque near Athens, with the money Saudi Arabia has been offering for many decades to fund such a project. With the help of many multiculturally-oriented Greeks, they are pursuing their plans.
A lot of people are against these gatherings, but others show their solidarity with them, because they are poor, good, and deprived of their right to pray in their monumental mosque. This mosque has now been granted them, after extreme pressure from the EU, and it will be built in the next few years.
The original video from Riposte Laïque was accompanied by text in French. Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the titling:
On a related note, here’s a commercial message from Vlad in collaboration with KGS: