- خبر من مصادر إنجليزية.
أكدت إدارة المسجد الكبير بالعاصمة البلغارية "صوفيا" أن المجتمع الإسلامي في حاجة ماسّة لبناء مسجد ثانٍ لضيق المسجد الأول عن استيعاب أعداد المصلين، خاصة يوم الجمعة، وهو ما يؤكد ضرورة أن توافق السلطات على السماح ببناء المسجد الثاني.
وقد أشارت إدارة المسجد إلى أن الموافقة على بناء المسجد الثاني من شأنها أن تساعد في تخفيف حدة التوتر بين المسلمين والمجتمع البلغاري في أعقاب اعتداءات عناصر الحزب اليميني "أتاكا" على المصلين في إطار مسيرة احتجاجية ضد صوت المكبرات والصلاة خارج المسجد، انتهت بوقوع إصابات خطيرة بين صفوف المسلمين، ودفعت إدارة المسجد بالتعهد بخفض صوت المكبرات لمستوى لا يتسبب في إثارة شكوى المحيطين بالمسجد. المصدر: شبكة الألوكة.
يرجى الإشارة إلى المصدر عند نقل الخبر - شبكة الألوكة.
The leadership of the Sofia mosque have said that the Muslim community in the city is so large that the capacity of the mosque simply does not allow for everyone to gather inside during Friday prayers, which means that it is necessary for the authorities to allow the construction of a second mosque.
In order to avoid future tension with other residents, and to prevent other rallies such as the one staged by Ataka members on May 20, they have also vowed to "reconsider" their current praying practices and prevent worshipers praying outside on the pavements so that they do not obstruct other Sofians from walking freely during prayer time.
They have also promised to turn down the sound of the loudspeakers to the "bare minimum", so that the sound does not disturb or annoy other people nearby.
"We were given assurances by the Sofia municipality that this Friday (May 27) we would be allowed to carry on with our prayer as we have done in the past," Hyussein Hafuzov, the Muslim general secretary in Bulgaria said, cited by Dnevnik daily.
"Every Friday, we get between 1200 and 1500 worshipers, most of them young people, and they are often forced to go out into the courtyard or the pavement because there is not enough room in the mosque to accommodate them all," he added.
There were no reported disturbances during the May 27 prayer, although there had been fears that another rally might be staged in protest.
The Muslim leadership also appealed to other Muslims to be calm and not be provoked by the May 20 incident, saying that "there was no clash between Muslims and Ataka last week, per se; some people simply defended themselves and the mosque".
Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova has said that measures have been drawn and presented to the Muslim leadership, stipulating that amendments have to be made so that other people are not disturbed on prayer days and that "people should be aware of the laws", adding that "Islam is a registered religion in the country and is protected by Bulgarian law".
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