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The leadership of Sofia's mosque have said that the temple is now too small to hold the capital's Muslim community during Friday prayers and that the authorities should authorise construction of a second mosque.

In order to avoid future tension with other residents, and to prevent rallies such as that staged by Ataka members on May 20, they have also vowed to "reconsider" their policy of allowing worshippers to pray outside, hoping to reduce obstruction to pedestrians during prayer time.

They have also promised to reduce the sound on loudspeakers to the "bare minimum" so that the noise does not disturb the surrounding area.


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