Crimeans apply Ukraine over rising mosque vandalism
Unknown vandals had drawn again Nazi swastika on table with name of the Moslem community 'Battal Celebi' by spray can on Jan 21, in Aqmescit.
World Bulletin / News Desk
Crimean Tatars applied to an Ukrainian council over rising vandalism on mosques against Muslims.
Elders' quorum of the Crimean Tatar people 'Namus' applied to the Council on National Security and Defence of Ukraine (CNSDU) with demand to make urgent measures for stabilization of interreligious situation in Crimea and hinder xenophobia that is growing day by day in the peninsula, reported QHA, Crimean news agency.
Such demand is stated in a wire of NGO Namus sent to the CNSDU after regular act of vandalism made on January 21 evening towards a Moslem cult place of worship.
It will be recalled that unknown vandals had drawn again Nazi swastika on table with name of the Moslem community 'Battal Celebi' by spray can on January 21, in Aqmescit.
"As political tension heightens in Crimea, number of provocations directed to strongarm confrontation between the Crimean Tatars and Russian-speaking population is increasing. Unknown criminals are destroying and defacing the monuments of famous figures of the Crimean Tatar people erected in Crimean towns as well as gravestones in the cemeteries. Graffiti on walls and fences that outraging honour and dignity, religious feelings of the Crimean Tatars multiplied. Another lowdown graffito – Nazi swastika – appears on the Moslem community 'Battal Çelebi' building on Krasnoznamennaya Street in Aqmescit (Simferopil)."
"On the assumption of above-mentioned, Elders' quorum of the Crimean Tatar people 'Namus' demands your urgent intervention to calm a situation in Crimea" – summing up the Crimean Tatar NGO. Last Mod: 27 Ocak 2009, 11:45