Controversial 'mufti' among Greek Muslims, Ahmet Mete, dies at 57

Controversial ‘mufti’ among Greek Muslims, Ahmet Mete, dies at 57

Ahmet Mete, the chosen mufti for the Muslim community in the Xanthi region, who was recognized by Turkey but not by Greece, passed away on Thursday at the age of 57, according to his family.

Ahmet Mete, a contentious “mufti” to Greek Muslims, passes away.

Mete, the chosen mufti for the Muslim community in the Xanthi region, who was recognized by Turkey but not by Greece, passed away on Thursday at the age of 57, according to his family. The cause of death was not disclosed by the family, but Mete had been battling cancer for some time. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, tweeted in Turkish: “The Elected Mufti of Xanthi, Ahmet Mete Hocaefendi, deserves God’s mercy.

I send my sympathies to all of my brothers and sisters in Western Thrace as well as the relatives and loved ones of our deceased instructor.” A religious leader who decides on issues of Islamic law is known as a mufti.

The Muslim population in Greece is subject to sharia law in regards to civil law, particularly family and succession law, but not in regard to criminal law. Even above EU civil law, sharia is supreme. According to the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, the Greek government is in charge of designating the muftis and enforcing sharia law in the country’s Muslim minority.

However, in an effort to gain sway, Turkey has pushed Greek Muslims to choose their own muftis in the Xanthi and Rodopi regional units. The elected muftis are not recognized by Greece, which frequently prosecutes them for “impersonating a public official.” The province of Thrace in Greece is home to an estimated 117,000 Muslims or around 32 percent of the total population. In Xanthi, 43% of the population is Muslim.

The multiethnic Muslim minority, which is made up of Turks, Pomaks who speak Bulgarian, and Roma, have long faced discrimination from the Greek government, including travel restrictions. But in the 1980s and 1990s, Greece repealed discriminatory laws and began highlighting the multiethnic mix of the Muslim minority. Accepting or rejecting the appointed or elected muftis is viewed by Greek Muslims as a declaration of allegiance to either Greece or Turkey.

Ahmet Mete Age, Family, Early Life

Ahmet Mete is 57 years old at the time of his death. He holds a Greece Nationality. His ethnicity, nationality, and Zodiac sign are not known.

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On Ahmet Mete’s parents, there is currently no information known.

Ahmet Mete Wife, What about his Children?

There isn’t any information available on Ahmet Mete’s relationship.

Ahmet Mete’s Career, What was his profession?

Ahmet Mete, the chosen mufti for the Muslim community in the Xanthi region, was acknowledged by Turkey but not by Greece. After the former mufti passed away in the area in 2006, he was chosen as his replacement by little over 9,500 pious people who had gathered for prayer.

He was charged with crimes for things like conducting a funeral twice after the state-appointed mufti. The province of Thrace in Greece is home to an estimated 117,000 Muslims or around 32 percent of the total population. In Xanthi, 43% of the population is Muslim.

How much is Ahmet Mete Net worth?

It is unknown how much money Ahmet Mete is thought to be worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

Ahmet Mete attended school in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. However, the name of the college where he studied remains unknown.

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Ahmet Mete is not active on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Physical Appearance of Ahmet Mete’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair colorNot Available
Eye colorNot Available
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Ahmet Mete’s should be known

NationalityGreece
EthnicityNot Available
Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried

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