Saturday, October 28, 2017

Greece: Muslim student not allowed to be flag-bearer

Amir Hussein is 11 years old and he comes from Herat Afghanistan. As many other refugee kids he attends to the Greek school in Athens. He was drawn to be the flag bearer in the school parade on the National Holiday and he was very happy for that.
After this the Greek State News Agency made interviews with him and released this official news bulletin to the media:
a. Link:  http://www.amna.gr/home/article/197809/Ena-prosfugopoulo-apo-to-Afganistan--simaioforos-stin-parelasi-tis-28is-Oktobriou
 b. Saved page: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ_Ένα προσφυγόπουλο από το Αφγανιστάν σημαιοφόρος στην παρέλαση

Strangely when all publicity was gone his teacher said to Amir Hussein that he is not allowed to be flag-bearer because he is a Muslim.
Today at the parade of the 6th Elementary School in Daphne region of the Greek capital, the young boy was really depressed.
Athens Greece, 28 October 2017.



Video: Greece: Muslim student not allowed to be flag-bearer





Text in Greek language:
Και αφού κληρώθηκε για σημαιοφόρος ο 11χρονος Αμίρ, του έκαναν συνεντεύξεις και τον μοίραζαν στα περιοδικά και τις εφημερίδες, μόλις πέρασε η δημοσιότητα του λένε: Δεν θα είσαι σημαιοφόρος γιατί είσαι μουσουλμάνος! Και έδωσαν σε άλλον την σημαία.
Ενδεικτικά: το δελτίο του ΑΠΕ ότι ο Αμίρ θα είναι σημαιοφόρος:
Link:  http://www.amna.gr/home/article/197809/Ena-prosfugopoulo-apo-to-Afganistan--simaioforos-stin-parelasi-tis-28is-Oktobriou
(saved page)
Από την παρέλαση του 6ου Δημοτικού Σχολείου στο Δήμο Δάφνης. Αθήνα 28 Οκτωβρίου 2017.


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Muslims in Greece self-flagellate to mark day of Ashura




Shi'ite Muslim community in Piraeus (port of Athens, Greece) marks the day of Ashura with tears, prayer, and self-flagellation. The religious festival of Ashura commemorates the killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohamed, by armies of the caliph Yazid in 680 AD. Tradition holds that the revered imam was decapitated and his body mutilated in the Battle of Karbala.
Piraeus, Greece 1 October 2017.

Video: Muslims in Greece self-flagellate to mark day of Ashura





Hundreds of Muslims march in central Athens, Greece to mark the Shiite religious holiday of Ashura, on September 30, 2017. Ashura commemorates the killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, by armies of the caliph Yazid in 680 AD. Tradition holds that the revered imam was decapitated and his body mutilated in the Battle of Karbala.

Video: Hundreds of Shia Muslims march in Athens to mark Ashura