When will the Saudis vote on a Greek-funded Christian Church? From Arab News, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
RIYADH, 1 October 2004 “” Greek Parliament will vote next week on a bill for the long-delayed construction of a Saudi-funded Islamic center and mosque in Athens, the capital’s first since the end of Ottoman rule. The Greek government has set aside some 35,000 square meters of land in the town of Peania, about 20 km north of the city center and near Athens Airport. The project, funded by Saudi Arabia together with some Arab and Islamic countries, will be the largest Islamic center project and the first in Greece, which is home to more than half a million Muslims….
There have been objections by the Athens Church and local residents over its location. “I am not against the construction of an Islamic Center, but it should not be in Peania,” said Peania Mayor Paraskevas Papakostopoulos, quoted by DPA. “The mosque should be built closer to downtown Athens where the majority of the city”s Muslims live,” he said. The Greek government, however, said that the delay in construction has been due to “bureaucratic reasons”.
I doubt any of those have to do with the possibility that this Wahhabi mosque could become a center for the dissemination of the jihad ideology.