Nov 27, 2008

Crimean Tatars: Central Mosque Protest Continues

Sample ImageThousands of Crimean Tatars have been participating in a peaceful action to see the construction of the Central Mosque finally take shape. 

Below is an article published by the World Bulletin 

The third phase of the Crimean Tatars' peaceful action – the information picket on place of the future Central Friday's Mosque began in Aqmescit (Simferopol), Crimean News Agency, QHA, reported.  

The Muslim communities and Majlis of Crimean Tatar people' representatives laid out, on Nov 23 [2008], the symbolic stone wall around the place of the future Central Mosque in Aqmescit (Simferopol). 

This symbolic stone wall was built from shell rocks that were collected during second phase of the action 'One stone from each Muslim'.  

"We fixed the borders of land plot by this temporary building. By the way, these borders already are entered to the land cadastre. After that, it will possible to arrange other works for construction of the Central Mosque. The given wall was built as sign of that the Crimean Muslims would not stop their own struggle for their rights" – 1st Deputy Chairman Mr. R. Çubarov told. 

"Our action is directed against the Simferopil city council's activities which wants to ban the construction of the mosque on this area. We consider these activities as provocative ones" - Mr. R. Çubarov stated.  

It should be reminded more than 173 thousands individuals took part in the protest action's second phase 'One stone from each Muslim'. These stones are stacked on the place of the future Central Friday's Mosque. The protest peaceful action of the Crimean Muslims is lasting nearly a year.