More precisely, Ahmed Rashid, the lawyer of Greece's Kurdish Immigrants Union said that "because of Greece's geographic location, the danger is visible and imminent."
His comments, according to RealNews, follow a report in the Greek newspaper KontraNews which claims that British secret services (MI6) together with the Greek intelligence agency (KYP) have been placed on alert since there is a "secret jihadist network operating in Greece".
Asked about Kurds living in Greece, Rashid noted that they are not religious fanatics, stressing that they only "assimilate in the societies in which they immigrate".
Commenting on the matter a little later on, Athens deputy mayor George Apostolopoulos said that authorities can only estimate on the likelihood of such an occurrence, but nonetheless it is a subject that authorities should be concerned about.
"These are just estimations and we cannot say something conclusively. But an international problem based on religious fanaticism could find its way into our country."He said that the center of Athens is in a better position than it was 3-4 years ago, in terms of the number of illegal immigrants, but the flow of immigrant's to the city continues till today.
"Also the city has dozens of unlicensed mosques where such activities might develop," he said adding there are about 100-120 illegal mosques operating in the city.The news did not come as a surprise to us here at HellasFrappe because we have been following the reports on Radical Islam Monitor in Southeast Europe which is published by geopolitical analyst Ioannis Michelatos who has been warning the Greek government -and the people of Greece- about such an event for quite a few years now.
On Thursday December 19, 2013 in an article titled "Southeast Europe 2014: Emerging Security Threats" Ioannis Michaletos stresses that:
"More traditional forms of illegal immigration into Greece and other Balkan transit routes will continue to rise (om 2014) as Syria’s humanitarian worsens. Already more than 1 million Syrian citizens are in transit through Turkey to the EU, moving across the Balkans. Border controls are not able to withstand such pressure which comes both via land routes and sea routes. At the same time and in conjunction with the previous threat, an unknown number of jihadists from the Middle East enter the Balkans “hidden” within the refugee caravans. - Read more by clicking HEREIn a separate article that was published on Friday, August 5, 2011 and titled "Islam in Greece: Country outlook" Ioannis Michaletos says that since late 2008, there have been three major cases that show the tendency of creating a rising network of a quasi-radical Islamic element in the Greek society.
"The first was in the December 2008 riots (34), were a large number of the people arrested were Pakistanis and Afghanis, some of them claiming to the authorities that were paid in order to participate in the violent demonstrations (35).
"The second development was the May 2009 so-called “Koran demonstrations” (36), when a multicultural group of various Islamic communities in Athens took to the street allegedly claiming that the Police desecrated the Koran during a routine search in the pockets of a Syria street contraband vendor (37).
"Bus stops, 5 shops, one bank and 57 cars, where smashed in and the city centre’s main squares and streets were turned into battle zones for hours. 46 immigrants were arrested, 7 immigrants and 7 police officers were wounded during the clashes (38).
"It was later revealed that this particular individual was lying to the authorities and the press and was involved in various illegal actions including armed robberies (39).
"A third phase was the mass prayer of thousands of Muslims in the centre of Athens in October 2010, without attaining the necessary state permission for that (40). Amongst the organizers they were individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and an Imam was brought by Egypt to commemorate the ending of the Ramadan.
"Small-scale riots started the next few days when they were again false allegations for Koran desecration by the Greek police in the centre of the city (41). It was again proved to be false, but it is more than obvious that a “street mechanism” is being established in the country that facilitates the mobilization of a few hundred “angry Muslims”, and the spread of these kind of news to the media through the use of Greek intermediates along with the umbrella of NGO’s that operate by spending considerable amounts of capital (42). Read more on this by clicking HERE