mayoral candidates from Rhodope condemn mosque attack

Western Thrace
Tue, 20 Jun 2023 9:19 GMT
The attack on the Mosque of the Hot Springs Neighbourhood in the village of Ilica in Xanthi was also condemned by the politicians who announced their candidacies in different municipalities of the Rhodope province.
mayoral candidates from Rhodope condemn mosque attack

The mayors and mayoral candidates of Yassıköy Municipality and Kozlukebir Municipality of Rhodope province condemned with their statements that a French citizen in Ilıca village of Mustafçova Municipality entered into the Hot Springs Neighbourhood Mosque and disrespected the Holy Qurans in the mosque, tore the holy books, threw them on the ground and damaged the property of the mosque.

CANER IMAM:  I condemn the attack on our sacred values

Yassıköy Mayoral Candidate Caner Imam expressed his condemnation of the ugliness and attack on the mosque and our holy book Quran in Ilica village and made a statement on social media; "On Thursday, 15 June 2023, an attack was organised by a person who was identified as a French citizen on the Hot Springs Quarter Mosque of Ilica village of Mustafçova Municipality of Xanthi and our holy book Quran. I would like to express in clear language that I strongly condemn this ugliness and disrespect to our sacred values.
I hope that the person who organised the attack will receive the necessary punishment. It is the duty of humanity to respect not only the sanctities of the Islamic religion and its members but also the sanctities of all religions."

RIDVAN AHMET: I condemn what was done to our mosque and holy book

Kozlukebir Mayor Rıdvan Ahmet reacted on social media against the damage to the mosque in Ilica village of Mustafçova Municipality and the Holy Quran inside the mosque and said: "I strongly condemn the ugly attack on our mosque in Ilica village of Mustafçova Municipality of Xanthi province and our holy book the Holy Quran.
I wish that the person who carried out this kind of attack aimed at destroying the environment of peace and tranquility will be punished with the punishment he deserves."

TARKAN MULTAZA: This disrespect to religion is unacceptable

Tarkan Multaza, Mayor Candidate for Kozlukebir Municipality and President of the List of Hope, stated that the disrespect to the holy book Qur'an and the property of the mosque in the Mosque of the Hot Springs Neighbourhood in the village of Ilica in Xanthi is unacceptable and said about the law; "In a European country with freedom of religion and language, this disrespect to religion is unacceptable. I condemn this disrespect to our holy book Qur'an in Ilıcalar village of Mustafçova municipality of Xanthi. I have no doubt that the judiciary will do what is necessary in this matter."

ERDEM HÜSEYİN Attacks are never acceptable

Erdem Hüseyin, Mayor Candidate for Kozlukebir Municipality and President of the Unity List, made a statement regarding the ugly attack and said: "I learnt with sadness about the attack in the Ilica mosque of Xanthi, this attack on our holy book is never acceptable, I strongly condemn this incident, I hope that it will not be repeated again."

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