Attack on new Islamic center, mosque in Croatia

The windows of the new Islamic center and mosque in the Croatian city of Rijeka were broken.

Attack on new Islamic center, mosque in Croatia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Rocks were used to break the windows of the new Islamic center and mosque in the Croatian city of Rijeka.

The head Imam of the Rijeka Islamic Union Hayrudin Muykanovich said that the attack was conducted by unidentified persons on the Islamic center and mosque which was inaugurated 20 days ago. He notes that security forces had started an investigation and therefore the cost of the damage had not yet been determined.

Muykanovich stated: “The Islamic Union has been found in Rijeka for 50 years but even in the war period, we never encountered a situation like this. We are aware that this is a form of threat. Events like this sadden us, rather than frighten us. We only wish that something like this will not recur.”

The Islamic Center was opened on May 4.

The center which cost 10 million euros is the third mosque in Croatia to have a minaret.

Last Mod: 25 Mayıs 2013, 12:14
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