"Athens, a metropolis on the edge of the Muslim world, is one of the few EU capitals without a mosque. Since Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1832, no government has allowed a mosque to be built in the city. It was seen by many as "un-Greek" - out of place in a country in which much more than 90% of the population are Orthodox Christians. ...
Marios, a student, disagrees. "We must not have a mosque here," he tells me. "This is a Christian country and if they want a mosque, they can go back to their own countries and have one.""
BBC: ""If they want a mosque, they can go back to their own countries and have one."