Greeks, Turks unite in condemning Islamophobic attack in Greece

Alexandroupoli's main church condemned the attack on a mosque that saw unidentified people placing a pig's head outside of it.

Greeks, Turks unite in condemning Islamophobic attack in Greece

World Bulletin / News Desk

Both Greeks and Turks unified on Tuesday in condemning Sunday's Islamophobic attack in a northern Greek city, where unidentified people placed a pig's head at the entrance of a mosque frequented by ethnic Turks.

Nicolas Kozaris, a member of Alexandroupoli's city council, denounced the attack, saying Muslims and Christians should live peacefully side-by-side.

The city's main church also condemned the attack, calling it an "upsetting incident orchestrated to insult Muslims of the region."

“The attack cannot spoil the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed in our city,” said Anthimos, Alexandroupoli's metropolitan bishop.

Selim Hasanoglu, the keeper of the the mosque, said he expected police to capture the perpetrators as soon as possible and bring them before the court.

Consumption of pork is forbidden in Islam and this kind of attacks is perceived as an insult to the religion. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Nisan 2014, 09:46