Monday, January 02, 2006


An interesting article about the need to build bridges between the Muslims and the Orthodox Christian majority in Greece. After the post-World War I Treaty of Lausanne rearranged frontiers and populations, nearly 350,000 Greek Muslims had to leave in exchange for 600,000 Greek Orthodox Christians. Nowadays, the Muslim presence in Greece is mostly concentrated in Thrace, where some 108,000 live. The Muslims of Greece were largely passive until the 1970s, when they formed such organizations as the Western Thrace Turkish Solidarity Association to protect their interests. Greece has not had any real Islamic problems yet. But the question remains as to how much longer this will this be the case. Read the whole article here in Kathimerini

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