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Macedonia Sport 22.07.21 | 22:29

Rexhepi ordered into isolation, won’t be able to be a flag bearer at the Olympics opening ceremony

Judoist Arbresha Rexhepi will not be able to participate in the Olympics opening ceremony, where she was expected to carry the Macedonian flag, along with taekwondo competitor Deja Georgievski. Rexhepi is ordered into partial isolation in Japan, after a coronavirus carrier was on her flight. Still, she...

Macedonia 04.03.21 | 18:51

Police forced to release the chief suspect in Monday’s assassination attempt against the son of the former head of the Islamic Community

The case against the chief suspect in the attempted assassination of police officer Zekljulj Rexhepi – son of the former head of the Islamic COmmunity in Macedonia Sulejman Rexhepi – is collapsing. Two men from Kosovo were detained after Zekljulj Rexhepi was fired on in Skopje on Monday,...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 17:50

Two Kosovans detained over the assassination attempt on the son of the former head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia

Two Kosovan citizens were detained in Skopje yesterday afternoon and are suspected of carrying out the murder attempt against police officer Zekljulj Rexhepi – son of former head chief Reis of the Islamic Community of Macedonia Sulejman Rexhepi. Zekljulj Rexhepi was wounded in the leg in the attack...

Macedonia 01.03.21 | 18:23

Police officer – and son of the former head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia – shot and wounded in Skopje

A police officer was shot and injured this afternoon in Skopje’s western Gjorce Petrov distict. Albanian language outlets are reporting that the officer is Zekljulj Rexhepi, son of the former Reis of the Islamic Community Sulejman Rexhepi. Rexhepi is reportedly injured in the leg and is treated...

Macedonia 29.08.20 | 19:02

Albanian parties argue if the new Government advances Albanian interests enough

During the afternoon portion of the Parliament session where a vote is scheduled to be held on the proposed new Government, ethnic Albanian representatives fought over whether the proposal advances Albanian national interests enough. Skender Rexhepi from the Alliance of Albanians mocked the ruling DUI...

Macedonia 27.05.20 | 15:09

Controversial head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia removed from office

The controversial head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) Reis Sulejman efendi Rexhepi was removed from office today with a two – thirds vote in the Riaset – the highest body of the IVZ. The Riaset appointed the mufti of Gostivar Sakir Fetai as the acting head of the IVZ. The muftis...

Macedonia 23.05.20 | 23:00

Islamic Community head Rexhepi marries a woman 50 years his junior

Reis Sulejman efendi Rexhepi, the 74 year old controversial head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia, got married to Emina Jetishi from Skopje. Emina is 50 years younger than the Reis. Albanian language media outlets report that Emina is divorced with a daughter, and that she is politically active...

Macedonia 10.04.20 | 14:28

A day after Islamic Community head threatens to “turn Macedonia into Bangladesh”, the Government caves, pays him off

A day after the shocking threat from the head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia that he will re-open the mosques and call the faithful to ignore epidemic curfew rules unless he is paid damages, the Government has approved a payment to the main Christian and Islamic theology faculties. The Islamic...

Macedonia 02.03.20 | 12:46

BESA doesn’t see other Albanian parties joining their coalition with SDSM

The BESA party said it doesn’t expect to see its coalition with SDSM expanded to include other ethnic Albanian parties. BESA deputy leader Kastriot Rexhepi said that they now have a deal with SDSM, and he doesn’t see the Alliance of Albanians or Alternative joining them. We always wanted...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 20:33

Jasmin Rexhepi denies reports of his terrorist ties, claims that the Gaza flotilla he participated in was a humanitarian operation

Jasmin Rexhepi, the husband of SDSM activist Mersiha Smailovic, confirmed that he was part of the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident, but still announced that he will sue journalist Ljupco Zlatev who revealed this. VIDEO: Anti-Semitic SDSM official married to Gaza flotilla terrorist In an interview with a...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 15:32

Husband of SDSM official behind the anti-Semitic campaign was involved in the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident

The Lider news site reports that an SDSM party official, who was involved in an ugly anti-Semitic attack on the newly appointed Labour and Welfare Minister Rasela Mizrahi, is married to a man who was part of the 2010 Gaza flotilla. Mersiha Smailovic is an NGO activist and worked for the Labour and Welfare...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 18:47

Challenger who wants to be head of the Islamic Community blames the incumbent of allowing strip clubs to operate on their property in Ohrid

Skender Buzaku, the imam who is challenging the head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ) reis ul ulema Sulejman Rexhepi for his position, hinted that he has evidence of Rexhepi allowing strip clubs to operate on IVZ property in Ohrid. Earlier this week Buzaku threatened Rexhepi that he will publish...

Macedonia 22.05.19 | 10:50

Controversial chief mufti stays out of a reception held in honor of religious diversity

The controversial head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ), Sulejman Rexhepi, stayed out of the reception held by the Commission for inter-religious relations, that was held to honor the World day for cultural diversity and dialogue. Rexhepi is angry at the Commission and its head Darijan Sotirovski...

Macedonia 06.05.19 | 11:33

Hate spewing Islamic Community chief likely to cling to his office after he turned the voters out in favor of Pendarovski

Days after the disastrous first round of the presidential elections, the SDSM led Government initiated a raid on the Islamic Community (IVZ) office and tried to remove its chief, Sulejman efendi Rexhepi. The controversial cleric threatened to call the Muslims to vote against Stevo Pendarovski unless...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 13:52

Zaev’s spokesman denies that the Government ordered a police raid to replace the Islamic Community chief

Zoran Zaev’s spokesman Mile Bosnjakovski denied that the Government is behind the police raid on Tuesday afternoon, whose goal was to remove the head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) Sulejman Rexhepi and to install Skender Buzaku in his place. Rexhepi, who was feuding with the Government...

Macedonia 24.04.19 | 11:43

Islamic Community head Rexhepi wished death on the judge who ordered his removal from office

Sulejman Rexhepi, reis ul ulema of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ) wished death to the judge who ordered his removal as head of the IVZ. – This woman did not do this by her self. I heard she has some health issues. I don’t feel sorry for her. People like her, let them die, said Rexhepi...

News 24.04.19 | 00:11

After police raid, Islamic Community head Rexhepi says he is now an opponent of the Government

Sulejman Rexhepi, head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ), declared this evening that he is now on the opposite side of the Zoran Zaev Government. The dramatic statement came after a major police raid against IVZ, with the goal to remove Rexhepi and install a pro-Government cleric in his place...

Macedonia 23.04.19 | 20:40

After a police raid in his favor, Buzaku declares himself the new head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia

Imam Skender Buzaku declared himself to be the new head of the Macedonian Islamic Community (IVZ), after police came to support his claim and tried to remove the current IVZ head, reis ul ulema Sulejman Rexhepi. The move is controversial, as it comes shortly after Rexhepi confronted the Zoran Zaev Government...

Macedonia 23.04.19 | 19:20

Police sent to remove the head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia after he campaigned against Pendarovski

Police attempted to remove efendi Sulejman Rexhepi as head of the Islamic Community of Macedonia (IVZ) today. The main Muslim cleric in the country is involved in a bitter dispute with the Zoran Zaev Government and the police raid in the IVZ offices comes only days after he threatened Zaev that he will...

Macedonia 11.04.19 | 18:12

Islamic Community head faces hate speech charge after saying Macedonians are a “wild people without identity”

State prosecutors are looking into the statement made by the head of the Islamic Community of Macedona, Sulejman efendi Rexhepi, who, during the groundbreaking ceremony for a mosque near Skopje, said that the Macedonians are a “wild people without identity”. The Helsinki Committee submitted...

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