Double talk on religious rights

In 2003, then Premier Costas Simitis’s government signed the Dublin II regulation treaty, formerly known as the Dublin Convention. You have to ask the question: What was Simitis thinking? What this means is every illegal undocumented immigrant must apply for asylum in the first EU country they enter. As Greece is at a geographic disadvantage, 80 percent of all illegals arrive in Greece. Since Prime Minister George Papandreou has come into power, more and more illegals have arrived and continue to arrive on a daily basis. Papandreou as a Socialist believes in a multicultural society, or should I say a multi-Muslim society. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been calling for a mosque to be built in Athens; ironically this is a situation he has helped create. Will Mr Nice Guy George Papandreou in his customary purple tie tackle Erdogan on this issue on October 22 when he visits Athens? I doubt it. The only solution to this is to scrap Dublin II and begin the process of mass deportations, and the EU should pay for it. Otherwise, the once-mighty 98 percent Greek majority will be whittled away even further. GEORGE SALAMOURAS, Australia

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