24 Jul: AFP: Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said “15 fires had started simultaneously on three different fronts in Athens” on Monday...
Officials raised the possibility the blazes could have been started deliberately by criminals out to ransack abandoned homes.
“I am really concerned by the parallel outbreak of these fires,” Tsipras said.
Supreme court prosecutors announced they had opened an investigation into the causes of the fire...
following is not necessarily about Islamic terrorists, but worth a read:
Aug 2007: UK Telegraph: Greek fires blamed on ‘culture of arson’
Greek authorities battling forest fires for the fourth day in a row yesterday attacked the country’s “culture of arson”, which has been widely blamed for the catastrophe.
Prosecutors want to use powers of investigation usually reserved for terrorism cases to track down the culprits, while a senior government minister said they posed an “asymmetric threat” - language usually reserved for suicide bombers...
***Politicians in Italy yesterday called for “decisive action” against arsonists who have been blamed for fires that have killed 13 people this summer.
Authorities believe most of the fires were deliberate, with reports of the Mafia paying arsonists to clear land wanted for profitable development.
A number of major “wildfires” in America have been intentionally set but the news usually comes to light months later with about a day’s coverage in the national media. “move along”