Van­dals paint swastikas on walls of Kal­lithea prayer site

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Uniden­ti­fied van­dals tar­geted a makeshift mosque in the neigh­bor­hood of Kal­lithea, south­ern Athens, early yes­ter­day, smash­ing the win­dows be­fore dous­ing the in­te­rior with gaso­line and set­ting it alight. The at­tack caused no in­juries as there had been no one at the site of wor­ship at the time but the dam­age caused to the premises was sig­nif­i­cant. The ar­son­ists also spray-painted swastika sym­bols on the walls of the mosque. Re­act­ing to the in­ci­dent later in the day, the Mus­lim Union of Greece is­sued a writ­ten state­ment ex­press­ing its “great sor­row” over the in­ci­dent. “It is clear that the per­pe­tra­tors wanted there to be vic­tims and that is tragic,” the state­ment said.

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