Extremely Urgent Call for Protest Against Attack on Harabati Sufi Complex in Tetovo
by Stephen Schwartz
The Center for Islamic Pluralism, with active branches in the U.S., UK, and Germany, as well as correspondents throughout the Islamic world, calls for immediate and substantial protest against a physical attack on the Harabati Sufi complex in Tetovo/a, Macedonia, on May 4, 2008.
According to members of the Harabati community, a historic site that symbolizes the city of Tetovo/a, a mob of Albanian-speaking Wahhabi radicals attacked a central building in the complex, stealing the cashbox and committing other violent depredations. A close associate of CIP, Dervish Abdylmutalib Beqiri, was alone in the building when the attack occurred.
Continuing open aggression against Ahl-ul-beyt in Europe by the Wahhabi fanatics represents a serious terrorist threat to the entire region, in addition to an abominable act of cultural and religious desecration.
Once again, the Center for Islamic Pluralism calls on all Muslim and non-Muslim friends and supporters to send immediate protests regarding this situation to the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia and to the Macedonian authorities.
E-mails should read as follows:
"We strenuously protest the Wahhabi attack at the Harabati Sufi complex in Tetovo, Macedonia, on May 4, 2008, and call on the U.S. diplomatic authorities in Skopje, who monitor terrorist threats in the Balkans, to pressure the Macedonian government for the immediate removal of the Wahhabis from the Harabati complex, by legal force if necessary, and protect the complex from further interference."
E-mails should be addressed to:
U.S. Embassy Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, [email protected]
H.E. Branko Crvenkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia, www.president.gov.mk
Stephen Suleyman Schwartz