Bosnian Grand Mufti Attends Inaguaration of Kuwaiti Funded Mosque


The Kuwaiti news agency is reporting that Bosnian Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric lead a delegation to the inagturaton of a new Kuwaiti-funded mosque in the suburbs of the capital Sarajevo. According to the report:

SARAJEVO, July 18 (KUNA) — State of Kuwait Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina Mohammad Fadhel Khalaf on Sunday inaugurated a Kuwaiti-funded mosque at one of Sarajevo’s suburbs.The inauguration ceremony of the ‘Ilyash’ Mosque was attended by a host of Bosnian scholars, spearheaded by the country’s Grand Mufti Dr. Mustafa Ceric. “Contribution of the Kuwaiti people in building this mosque sends a clear message that expresses their support for Islam and Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” Ceric told KUNA. The top Bosnian religious leader also extended appreciation for Kuwait’s leadership and people for the “noble” gesture before leading the first prayer in the mosque.

A post from yesterday discussed statements by European Muslim Brotherhood leader Ahmed Al-Rawi in which he praised support provided by the MInistry of Awqaf and Islamic fairs in Kuwait for projects in Europe.

Considered by some to be a leading “liberal” Islamic leader, Mustafa Ceric is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood through his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), headed by Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and by his participation in the U.K.-based “Radical Middle Way” consisting of a wide range of associated scholars representing the global Muslim Brotherhood. Several earlier posts have discussed Dr. Ceric’s increasing visibility and importance within the global Muslim Brotherhood, noting that Ceric sees himself as a possible future leader of a “European Islam.” Dr. Ceric recently compared the Iranian Revolution with the French Revolution and Iranian media reported that Dr. Ceric recently told former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in a meeting that he considers Iran a “good friend” of his country.” A post from October 2009 discussed his visit to the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), an important part of the U.S. and global Muslim Brotherhood.

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