Arson attempt made to Muslim house of worship in Crimea
In annexed Crimea, in the village of Zhelyabovka, Nyzhniogirsk district, an arson attempt was made on a Muslim house of worship. This has been reported by the press service TSRV Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Crimea and Sevastopol.
It is reported that the arson was detected by a Muslim from Sudak city who dropped to the mosque to make the morning prayer.
The man saw the smoke coming from the mosque.
“According to preliminary version, the attacker entered the mosque, broke the window. In the prayer room the attacker set fire to a bookcase with Islamic literature and copies of the holy book of Quran. Fortunately, there was not enough time for the fire to spread to all areas, as a result of arson one corner of the room with the bookcase with literature and prayer rugs was burnt,” goes a statement.
According to the head of the Muslim religious community of Nyzhniogirsk district Rustem Temirov, this is not the first attempt to set on fire the village house of worship.
Earlier it was reported that the cases of arson by unknown persons of commercial facilities owned by the Crimean Tatars became more frequent in the territory of Russia-annexed Crimea. In April, the unidentified burned seven commercial assets owned by Crimean Tatars. It has been reported by RBC-Ukraine.