A leader of the Greek Orthodox Church said he has been receiving threatening phone calls after speaking out against the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.
According to The Greek Reporter, the calls warned him that, “We shall burn that commie,” an apparent reference to Communists—one of the many factions in society which the extremist right-wing party believes is undermining Greece’s national interests.
There have reportedly been many threats made against the church, whose officials believe are coming from Golden Dawn and other ultra-nationalists who seek to expel all immigrants from the country.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, leader of the New Democracy Conservatives, also supports driving out illegal immigrants and has not denounced Golden Dawn.
The notoriously anti-Semitic, anti-immigrant and xenophobic party has recently opened braches in New York City and Montreal in an attempt to widen its sphere of influence.
The party, whose leader openly denies the Holocaust, displays copies of “Mein Kampf,” as well as other works on Greek racial superiority at its headquarters.