As even a sociology professor could tell you, things are not going well economically for Greece. That country is experiencing a full-blown economic depression in which 100,000 businesses have closed and a third of the population is living in poverty. The situation gets worse every day and in many of the poorer areas people are literally going hungry.
Every euro - every cent - counts as the government scrambles to avoid catastrophe. What can we possibly do, the desperate cry rings out. But nil desperandum, a solution presents itself: Spend nearly €20 million on building a spanking new mosque in Athens for the city's quarter of a million Muslims. Now the interesting thing is that the vast majority of those are illegal immigrants. I kid you not. Even the Gruaniad admits that "as a gateway to the EU of illegal immigrants, Greece's Muslim population is growing". It could have added 'by leaps and bounds'.
So the question arises, why would a bankrupt country whose citizens are facing destitution even consider spendingg so much for a mosque for mainly illegal immigrants? Well, this report gives us a clue. "The move comes amid thinly veiled threats of violence by thousands of Muslim residents of the city who have been pressuring the government to meet their demands for a mosque or face an uprising. Many of the estimated 200,000 Muslims living in Athens are illegal immigrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Nigeria and Pakistan."
And as we know, threats of violence from these people cannot be taken lightly. So that's it. Illegal Muslims flood a small bankrupt European country, and because they threaten violence the country feels it ( and not some bloated Saudi plutocrat) might have to pay for their new mosque. No doubt the execrable European Court of 'Human Rights' is fouling up the pitch somehow as well.
Why not trot across the border to Turkey, where a 'devout' Islamic government rules the roost? In fact the vast majority of those illegals actually passed through Islamic Turkey to get to mosque-less Athens. You see the Turks don't piss about dealing with illegals. And anyway, said illegals have a fair idea that the threat of violence in an EU country should get them what they're looking for.
Yep, it's on the level of the Mad Hatter's Tea Party all right. But one good thing, which goes back to my 'worse is better' theory: 'Extreme right-wing groups' (yeah, right) are agitating strongly against the initiative. And they're getting a lot of support from ordinary Athenians.
We do indeed live in interesting times.