Dzhemilev: Dzhuma-Dzhami should become the main uniting mosque of Ukraine
Dzhuma-Dzhami (the Cathedral Mosque) in Simferopol will become the main uniting mosque not only in Crimea but also in Ukraine, declared the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev.
Dzhemilev called the land plot allocation for building the central mosque in the city as a "positive event" for the Crimean Tatar people.
In particular, the leader of the Mejlis on behalf of all Crimean Tatars expressed sincere gratitude to the prime minister of the ARC, Vasily Dzharty, and the permanent representative of the president in Crimea, Vladimir Yatsuba, for their firm position in this point in question.
"These people not only restored justice in this issue but also prevented large-scale conflict that had been ripening," Dzhemilev said.
"Now on the allocated land plot we will construct a fine mosque, which will become an ornament and a symbol of an administrative center of Crimea. It will become the main uniting mosque not only in Crimea but also in Ukraine," he added.
The leader of the Mejlis recognized that this is an expensive project, which still needs funding.
Thus, he said, "it is very important that each compatriot contributes. After all, the mosque has the highest spiritual value only then when it is built by the believers, from their contributions."
We remind that on February 15, 2011, at the regular session of the Simferopol City Council, the deputies voted to allocate the land plot for the construction of the Cathedral Mosque on 22 Yaltinskaya Street.
Seventy-one out of 72 deputies voted for the allocation.