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hajji

, hadji, haji
1. a Muslim who has made a pilgrimage to Mecca: also used as a title
2. a Christian of the Greek Orthodox or Armenian Churches who has visited Jerusalem
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Hadzhi recently extended congratulations to Bulgaria's newly elected Orthodox Patriarch Neofit.
He said he and Hadzhi discussed neither the ongoing radical Islamism trial against several immams in Bulgaria's Pazardzhik, nor the idea to hold a local referendum for the construction of a new mosque in Plevneliev's hometown a Gotse Delchev in Southwestern Bulgaria, whose region features a large community of ethnic Bulgarian Muslims.
For us, this visit is a great honor," stated Chief Mufti Mustafa Hadzhi, describing Plevneliev's gesture as an example of good attitude towards the Muslims and all Bulgarian citizens.
The latter is probably a reference to the unofficial exposure of Hadzhi and several other known personalities as agents in 2006 by now former Interior Minister, Rumen Petkov a he said then that the Mufti's file had been destroyed - a statement included in another US secret cable, Bivol writes.
Meanwhile, speaking for the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, Wednesday, Hadzhi adamantly denied ever having anything to do with DS.
Alish Hadzhi pointed out his office would be first to oppose radicalism, adding it is unacceptable to insult people over their religion.
One of them, Hadzhi Pirushi, has praised the program of the Bulgarian government for accepting Bulgarian youth from Albania into Bulgarian universities, as cited by the national radio.
The Sofia Appellate Court ruled Thursday that Mustafa Hadzhi as the legitimate Chief Mufti of the Bulgarian Muslim community.
The rule came after a long court battle between Hadzhi and the other person claiming the post, Nedim Gendzhev.
Mustafa Alsih Hadzhi was reelected Saturday as Chief Mufti of Bulgaria by the emergency Muslim conference, held in Sofia.