Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn has threatened to mobilise 100,000 people against plans to build a mosque in Athens, state television reported on Monday. "If a mosque is constructed for ‘Islamist criminals’ in Greece, a front of 100,000 Greeks headed by Golden Dawn will be created," party spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris told supporters at a rally late on Sunday, in footage broadcast by state television.

The threat came after the Muslim Association of Greece over the weekend said it had received a crude note littered with profanities, warning its members to leave the country or face "slaughter like chickens."