Sad news from Tetovo

Baba Tahir Emini, head of the Bektashi community in Tetovo, Macedonia, has died of a sudden heart attack. He was among the most progressive Muslim leaders in the world. I met him (for the second time) back in August last year.

It’s especially sad to lose him at a time when dialogue between Islam and the West could have done with a few more positive messages. (Though the Balkans have not been a particular problem in this respect.)

One thought on “Sad news from Tetovo

  1. As a Brit, I’ve never understood how the state has any right to determine what someone’s name is, and I’m suprised this hasn’t been made a matter of human rights before. I’m also curious as to how the child was born in Denmark but lacks Danish nationality.

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