18 November 2010

Muslims protest in Athens over Koran rumour

Hundreds of Muslims living in Athens protested outside the city hall on Thursday over a rumour that Greek police had torn up a Koranic text after arresting an Egyptian street vendor, officials said.

At least 300 Muslims from various countries gathered at a square outside the city hall before authorities dispelled the rumour and released the vendor, police said.

The protest follows an incident late on Tuesday when unknown assailants attempted to lock up and burn 40 Bangladeshi migrants inside a makeshift mosque, a Muslim leader said. [DAWN.COM] Read more