Mufti of Xanthi: The principles of 1821 inspire the Muslims of Thrace

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The Mufti of Xanthi sent its own message for the 200th anniversary of the Revolution of 1821.

In a message on Facebook, the message said “Almost a century after 1821, we also chose to join Greece, catching the thread from where our ancestors left it.”

“And since then, by making the transition from the ‘I’ to the ‘we’ a reality, we contribute to the building of a free and tolerant homeland for all religions,” the statement added.

The full message:

“Almost 200 years ago, in a Europe-wide climate of totalitarianism and conservatism, the first constitutional document in Epidaurus by the revolutionaries spoke about equality for all Greeks and respect for all religions.

“Ceremonies and rituals will be performed without hindrance.

“For us Muslims in Thrace, these principles still inspire our daily lives.

“Almost a century after 1821, we also chose to join Greece, catching the thread from where our ancestors left it.

“And since then, by making the transition from the ‘I’ to the ‘we’ a reality, we have contributed to the building of a free and tolerant homeland for all religions, an integral part of which we feel.

“Many Years Greece!”

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