The latest on the Greek social media is the arrest and prosecution of a 27 year old Facebook profiler who posted a humorous text about a highly respected religious figure. Father Paisios, deceased, has become the bone of contention between extreme right groups and agnostic or atheist groups.

Religious feeling has always been strong in Greece and has been expressed in many ways in the past, mostly peaceful. The arrest of the young Greek (and his nationality is stressed in the reports) comes on top of the rally organised by the Muslim community on Sunday morning. The demonstration was dispersed by the police but it fed phanaticism on both sides.

The left wing opposition has stated its support to the young Facebook profiler causing contradictory reactions. It is noteworthy that a week earlier one of the SYRIZA MPs had asked for a change in the legal system so that blasphemy is not considered a crime!

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