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The greek clergy and government supports greek mosques, whats the stand of their saudi counterparts

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Submitted by bos (United Kingdom), Mar 3, 2008 at 16:06

Greece is hardly a leader of the western world and suffered centuries of occupation and brutal repression at the hands of muslim invaders, turkey used to be a greek speaking christian land, greece was at war with Turkey in the last century and doesnt see the turkish invasion of cyprus as the irelevance that many other europeans do and greeces muslim population only began to grow at the tail end of the last century.

Yet the greek government not only grants religious freedom, tolerates large numbers of unnoficial mosques and awards them the same police protection from vandalism etc that it awards to churches, it is also spending 15 million euros to build a mosque in athens (WITH THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE GREEK CLERGY). If a greek priest's son and daughter converted to islam he would no doubt be deeply upset but he would almost certainly not arrange for his brothers to kill them for the 'honour' and he would be unable to report there apostasy to the 'prevention of vice and promotion of virtue' police and watch contented as the state arrested, tried and executed them.

saudi Arabia vies for leadership of the muslim world and both of those options may happen in saudi, the saudis will never sanction a church, they will not tolerate saudi christians existing let alone making there own arrangements for worship and the saudi clergy dont actually feel inclined to accept churches as valid anywhere on earth let alone one in mecca.

It doesnt matter what the reality of a situation is you will always cherry pick the information to paint some farcical caricature of muslim victimhood

Its a good point that there are greek born muslims in greece, why dont you post back when there is a saudi citizen in saudi arabia who is a christian or jew or buddhist or hindu or sihk or taoist, or even just an open and honest agnostic.

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