Muslims in Bulgaria re-elect Hadji as chief Mufti

Bulgarian Muslims re-elected Chief Mufti Mustafa Alish Hadji at an extraordinary National Muslim Conference in Sofia on Saturday after supreme court declared the Mufti elections in 2005 invalid.

Muslims in Bulgaria re-elect Hadji as chief Mufti
By Worldbulletin staff

Bulgarian Novinite reported "Mustafa Alish Hadji was re-elected Bulgaria's Chief Mufti at an extraordinary National Muslim Conference in Sofia on Saturday".

The conference was organized after Bulgarian Supreme Cassation Court declared the mufti elections, held in 2005 invalid.

Then, Hadji was supported by the majority of 1400 participants from all the regional and mufti offices and mosque boards in Bulgaria.

The report quoted the mufti as saying "Muslims in Bulgaria should be strong and must not let themselves to be provoked."

The re-elected head received congratulatory letters from Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov and the Chair of Human Rights and Religious Affairs Committee Ognyan Gerdzhikov.

Among the officials, who attended the conference were the Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Yunal Lyutfi, MPs, diplomats and representatives of many international institutions.

Mustafa Alish Hadji has been Bulgaria's Chief Mufti in the 1997-2000 period and a Chairman of the Supreme Mislim Council.
Last Mod: 21 Nisan 2008, 08:36
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