Bulgaria: Ataka wants referendum on second Sofia mosque

Sofia councilors from an ultra-nationalist party are demanding a referendum concerning the planned construction of a second mosque in the Bulgarian capital. The Ataka party argues that Muslims in Sofia already have one mosque and that this is sufficient. Ataka are opposed to any form of promotion of the Islamic faith or construction of mosques or Islamic centers, particularly concerning issues of funding. Ataka party leader has already protested about the noise levels coming from the Sofia mosque, but now demands a total referendum on all Islamic facilities and places of worship.