Social media has been flooded with a mixture of both celebratory and disdainful posts over de Blasio’s announcement. Many seem outraged that their children will be missing school in order to observe religious holidays that are not their own
Greek Muslims have been fighting to build an official mosque in the Greek capital for decades, only to meet resistance from growing right-wing groups. Left without a proper place to worship, the Muslim community remains mostly underground — literally and figuratively.
ATHENS, Greece --- On Eid al-Adha about 250 Muslims attended morning service in an underground mosque in Athens. A windowless basement with exposed ventilation shafts along the low ceiling, the al Salam Mosque is “underground” both literally and figuratively. While aesthetic carpets cover the floors, chips can be seen in the