Bulgaria's Muslim community vexed at Islamist accusations
Sofia. Bulgaria's Muslim community on Tuesday protested against accusations that 13 of its prominent members, including clerics and teachers, were propagating radical Islamist ideas, AFP reported.
"We are extremely vexed by the prosecution's allegations (...) that create tension within the Muslim community and the Bulgarian society," the chief secretary of Bulgaria's grand mufti Husein Hafazov said.
Twelve men and one woman from Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish minority faced charges on Monday for allegedly preaching the Salafite ideology of militant extremist Sunnis in the southern regions of Smolyan, Blagoevgrad and Pazardzhik. (...)