The main Mufti of the Islamic Community in Serbia, Muamer Zukorlic, called on Muslims today (January 23, 2011) to boycott celebrations of the school saint -- St. Sava -- the Blic website reports.
In an announcement posted on the site of Zukorlic's Islamic Community, Zukorlic called on the Muslims in Serbia to support and encourage the children to boycott the activities regarding celebrations and meetings dedicated to St. Sava.
According to Zukorlic, Muslim parents "should not allow realization of the project of assimilation of their children and violation of human rights of the Muslims."
Commenting on Zukorlic's boycott plan, Meho Omerovic, a high official of the Sanjak Democratic Party (SDP), said, "That shall bring no good to either Bosniacs or the believers, but shall only complicate the situation in Sandzak."
Omerovic added, "Problems do exist, but they have to be solved by dialogue, and not by pouring oil onto fire."