Baroness Anelay of St Johns, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has provided the following answer to Raymond Hylton (who accompanied the Soul of Europe on previous visits to Bosnia) written parliamentary question (HL122): Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent reconstruction and reopening of the
Ferhadija – The Untold Story A film made for Bosnia TV about the Ferhadija Mosque Project featuring Souldof Europe Founders Donald Reeves and Peter Pelz
Peter Pelz, co-director of the Soul of Europe, Lord Hylton, our patron, Ferre Westermanns, a trained diplomat from the Netherlands, together with our colleagues in Bosnia, Adnan Jabucar, Anel Alisic, and Zoran Dukic and myself were the guests of the Islamic community at the inauguration of the Ferhadija Mosque.
The project to reconstruct the Ferhadija Mosque in Banja Luka is a sign of hope for us all, for Muslims, Christians and Jews and all who honour God’s name. The Ferhadija Mosque was dynamited and completely destroyed on May 7th 1993. The stones were taken away and dumped. The destruction