Monday, November 15, 2010
November 10 - Mosque Hunting in Rhodes
Now that Rhodes is Greek again, the Muslim population here has shrunk to virtually nothing, and the old mosques are an unwanted reminder of years of religious repression. The main mosque in the centre of town is still functioning, but the others are closed and slowly falling apart. These crumbling mosques act as a continuing reminder that the tension between Islam and Christianity is a centuries old one, which can be pushed to one side on this idyllic holiday island, but never be totally forgotten about.