The Christian faith and all of the symbols that go with it have been under attack for a while now. On the rocky shore of Apelli, under the castle of Mytilene there was a huge cement Christian cross until recently. The cross was placed there to honor people that had lost their lives swimming there. Shortly after a group that claims to represent intercultural co-existence, Movement for Coexistence and Communication in the Aegean, decided that the cross was an insult to Muslims the cross was pulled down over night. A letter was sent to the Harbor Minister of Lesbos and the Mayor of Lesbos stating, “A few days ago, they placed at Apeli of Mytilene, a large cross, in order to prevent other people (refugees and migrants) from coming to swim. This act is illegal, unsightly (reminiscent of a grave), but mostly offensive to the symbol of Christianity, a symbol of love and sacrifice, not racism and intolerance.”
A few days after the letter was sent out by the group representing minorities in the area, someone took it upon themselves to pull the cross down. Locals have reacted with a strong anger to the cross being pulled down. One local resident believes that for whoever it was that took it upon themselves to pull the cross down, it was about more than just removing a cross, it was an act of hate.
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This is not the first time that the Christian faith has found itself under attack in order to make Muslims feel more welcomed. Three years ago in 2015, there was a church in Germany that removed everything that had to do with the Christian faith in order to make Muslims feel more welcomed. The church removed Christian crosses, altars, pulpits, everything in the name of making Muslims feel more at home.