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Informal Mosques

With 3.5 million inhabitants and 200.000 Muslims, Athens is the only capital of Europe without an official Mosque. The places of worship of the Muslims are hidden in places like houses, basements or shops. There are about one hundred of illegal Informal Mosques and just a couple of them have a license to run an official house of prayer. The Informal Mosques are more then just a room of praying, they are rooms of accommodation and transition for a lot of the Muslim refugees. In the past, the far right party blocked the construction of the first mosque in Athens for years and the party of the Golden Dawn, which was born out of the crisis, gained on influence like never before. I tried to open the illegal spaces.