H.E. Mustafa Alish Hadzhi

Hadji is Bulgaria’s Chief Mufti. Bulgaria has recently been referred to as “Istanbulgaria” because of the importance of Turkish-Bulgarian relations. Hadji is the leader of the Muslim community in a predominantly Christian state with a large influx of Muslims. He defended his community from extreme nationalists who went so far as to attack mosques and worshippers.

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