Alexandroupoli’s main church condemned the attack on a mosque that saw unidentified people placing a pig’s head outside of it.
Both Greeks and Turks unified on Tuesday in condemning Sunday’s Islamophobic attack in a northern Greek city, where unidentified people placed a pig’s head at the entrance of a mosque frequented by ethnic Turks.
“I have friends from all three religions, and there are so many misunderstandings,” said Kevin Costa, the event’s lead organizer..Qur’an (5:51)Â -Â “O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.”.
Nicolas Kozaris, a member of Alexandroupoli’s city council, denounced the attack, saying Muslims and Christians should live peacefully side-by-side.
The city’s main church also condemned the attack, calling it an “upsetting incident orchestrated to insult Muslims of the region.”
“The attack cannot spoil the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed in our city,” said Anthimos, Alexandroupoli’s metropolitan bishop.
Selim Hasanoglu, the keeper of the the mosque, said he expected police to capture the perpetrators as soon as possible and bring them before the court.
Consumption of pork is forbidden in Islam and this kind of attacks is perceived as an insult to the religion.