Unidentified vandals targeted a makeshift mosque in the neighborhood of Kallithea, southern Athens, early on Sunday, smashing the windows before dousing the interior with gasoline and setting it alight. The attack caused no injuries as there had been no one at the site of worship at the time but the damage caused to the premises was significant.
The arsonists also spray-painted swastika symbols on the walls of the mosque.
Reacting to the incident later in the day, the Muslim Union of Greece issued a written statement expressing its ?great sorrow? over the incident.
?It is clear that the perpetrators wanted there to be victims and that is tragic,? the statement said.