OPINION

Mosque fears are unfounded

The long-running dispute regarding the construction of a mosque in Athens must come to an end at one point or another.

Greece is a European country which has nothing to fear from the construction of a mosque that will cater to the Muslim community living in the Greek capital.

On the contrary, an official mosque will mean the capital will not have to relive scenes of Muslims holding prayers on its central avenues. It will also mean that prayers will not have to be held in the city’s many makeshift mosques.

While the fear of political cost at a time of great difficulty is understandable, the ongoing postponement of the decision regarding the mosque’s construction due to various pretexts is unjustifiable.

The country’s political powers must get together and reach an agreement in order for this pending issue to be dealt with once and for all.