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Injuries, arrests as Ataka, Muslims clash outside Sofia mosque

Author: Clive Leviev-Sawyer Date: Fri, May 20 2011 74 Comments, 8199 Views
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Two people were arrested and some injured as supporters of Volen Siderov's Ataka party clashed with Muslims on May 20 2011 as the ultra-nationalists protested against the loudspeakers calling the faithful to prayer at the Banya Bashi mosque in central Sofia.

This is the latest in a series of protests which started some years ago against the loudspeakers, but Ataka has revived its campaign in the run-up to Bulgaria's autumn 2011 municipal and presidential elections, in which Siderov has said he will be a candidate.

Scuffles broke out after one of the Ataka protesters tried to steer a column towards Muslims taking part in Friday prayers, Bulgarian National Radio said.

Ataka supporters shouted "Ataka","Bulgaria", "Turks out" and "janissaries," eyewitness reports said. Protesters threw stones and bottles at the mosque.

After the brawl broke out, two Ataka supporters were arrested.

Siderov alleged that one of the Muslims had thrown a stone at an Ataka MP, Denitsa Gadzheva, but had not been arrested. Gadzheva and another participant in the protest were taken to hospital by ambulance.

Five police officers and five Muslims were injured, the Interior Ministry said.

Siderov alleged that the police were biased, and called them a "janissary corps", a reference to the Ottoman-era practice of Bulgarians being taken into service of the sultan.

Local news agency Focus said that after the clash at the mosque, Ataka supporters headed towards the Parliament building.

Ivailo Ninov, one of the protest organisers, said that the event had been directed against the use of loudspeakers to sound the call to prayer, and not against Muslims. He said that residents of the area had joined the protest in support.

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      #74 18, 05, Wed, May 29 2013
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      #72 16, 43, Sat, May 28 2011

      Since the Ottomans got into Bulgaria it is 6 centuries of shame and humiliation. Isolated from Europe now we need to take insults of the lowest kind from the same people we used to lead.
      Europe center is just a bit south of Bulgaria. The river Maritza is called (Euros in Hellenic) and the goddess Europa is a Greek goddess from Crete. But now Crete is colonized by the same intruders - the Ottoman Turks. Don't feel sorry for your ENEMY they sure don't feel sorry for YOU.

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      #68 11, 05, Mon, May 23 2011

      I have a property less than two streets from the mosque and I can never remember hearing the call to prayer expect when I am walking right past it.

      I'm rather sorry they don't make it a bit louder. I'm not a religious person but I have enough remaining spiritual feeling to enjoy hearing the sound of bells or a call to prayer during my day.

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      #67 00, 58, Mon, May 23 2011

      Siderov wasnt right to do as he did because he was seaking political dividents. This wasnt right yes but the problem is real and it is going to become even worse. Is it going to be soooo hard if they stop with the loud speakers. Every one knows where the mosque is and the time for the praing. It isnt necessary. You have your rights but i have mine also and i am in my one country whit my one different way of thinking and traditions.

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      #66 00, 46, Mon, May 23 2011

      Because there is a different version of the history in every country. You have your opinion and i have mine but there can not be any doubts that when the masses of people is against one thing that you do its best to stop doing it. I really don t like when the hoja start praing in lould speakers in the centre of my town and if you ask every bulgarian will tell you that they dont like it. Every one has to obey the rules that are estamblished from the bigger part of the nation.

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      #65 00, 32, Mon, May 23 2011

      First i just want to clear that i don t hate muslims. In fact i appriciate them very much. Different way of thinking that can not be ignored. It dosent matter if it is about christianity, islam or budism. All the religions teach the same thing ..be a good man. Everithing else its not important. Now i can start arguing about history for ever and in the end no one will be right.

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      #64 23, 36, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''Just stay in Asia andNorth Africa and no one will violates your rights.''

      Yes i understand u but u have to know recent history, as an example Afghanistan;

      Soviet Union occupied there to defend the communist goverment there, Usa founded Radical Islamic schools and terrorist and guerilla organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan to defeat Soviet Union in Afghanistan, during 20 years, These Islamic Radicals destroyed modern, secular country and created Afghanistan of Taliban and El Kaide, When They attecked Usa, Americans started to understand that Someting went wrong, Now Americans tries to [...]

      Read the full comment destroy Islamic Radicals who were created by themselves. A country totally collapsed because of the war of power, how can we say to an Afghani what are u doing here? Cant he ask what were u doing in my country and Why did u turn my country into the real hell?

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      #63 23, 21, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''And i have a question. Why do muslims are so angry when they go to a european country and discover that the natives don t like them at all?''

      Yes You are right, u dont have to like me or u can hate me, i wont be angry with u for this if u dont use violence.

      The Muslims also are responsible for some problems in Europe. Some of Them dont let their daughters go to the school or choose their husbands, Muslim girls were killed by their family because of absurd [...]

      Read the full comment reasons, Some of Them want The Sharia Laws, it is unacceptable and We have to keep our modern secular laws, We cant live according to religious laws in 2011! Never.....

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      #62 23, 10, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''About the preservation of the culture in this area is not because of the turkish multi national doctrin for saving the natives. It is because the people fought with all their strenth and didn t gave their belives. So don t compare bulgarians, greeks and other european nations with''

      Ottoman's political system was very different from Western Countries Imperialism, in Ottoman Empire if u were different nation from Turks, there is no problem if u pay the taxes, Yes maybe They limited something but we cant say that Ottoman Empire tried to change the languages, cultures, [...]

      Read the full comment identites of nations systematically, But Western Countries didnt try to change They just did it completely, dont worry Welsh, Irish, Scottish could fight at least as Serbian, Bulgarian but English used different culturel imperialist politicy in many places it is reason why there is big difference between nations which were ruled by Ottomans and by Western Countries

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      #61 23, 01, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''Hey Berk you know as much as I do the history of Bulgaria. Before the Ottomans all the countries on the Balkans were very advanced.''

      hımm i see what u meant but Balkan Kingdoms were very weak politically, specially Bulgarian Kingdom, There were a lot of problems, if They were strong and advanced enough, Ottoman couldnt have defeated them all easily, Ottoman Empire could take over Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece...etc but could never take over Austria-Hungarian Kingdom why?

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      #60 16, 04, Sun, May 22 2011

      This is just in our DNA. Europeans even don t like when other europens come in their countries so what to say about other religions. And this problem will be for ever and no one can fix it.

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      #59 15, 57, Sun, May 22 2011

      And i have a question. Why do muslims are so angry when they go to a european country and discover that the natives don t like them at all? Why do you soo badly want to come here? Just stay in Asia andNorth Africa and no one will violates your rights.

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      #58 15, 30, Sun, May 22 2011

      indian natives. There is just no place for comparison.

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      #57 15, 28, Sun, May 22 2011

      Hey Berk you know as much as I do the history of Bulgaria. Before the Ottomans all the countries on the Balkans were very advanced. And this is a fact that i do not have to prove. About the preservation of the culture in this area is not because of the turkish multi national doctrin for saving the natives. It is because the people fought with all their strenth and didn t gave their belives. So don t compare bulgarians, greeks and other european nations with

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      #56 15, 24, Sun, May 22 2011

      Berk, excellent comments, ure one of the few smart posters from here.

    • Anonymous
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      #55 15, 22, Sun, May 22 2011

      ATTAKA is a joke, a very bad joke. They pretend to care about the country, national values and so on. Empty words, just like their empty heads. What happened 2 days ago proved it. And for those who blab on religion: religion = same shit, different scam. One of the most efficient brainwashing weapons and of the most efficient mass destruction weapons. Meant to divide ppl. When we will realize that, the world will be a much better place. Read Erich von Daniken and Zacharia Sitchin and u will understand that.

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      #54 14, 49, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''But If u say that Each minority deserves news on their language, i will say Why doesnt,,
      The national television mast use the official country language and the citizens of the country must understand the language

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      #53 12, 51, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''Yes and the turks many many years before that tried to change the names, the religion, the culture''

      Can u prove what u wrote by documents or etcc? but if what u said, depends on movies, novels, and stupid talking of politicans like Siderov, i will say that it is not proof:)

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      #52 12, 48, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''And about the western colonizations. They made those regions one the most powerful, rich and democratic countries. The Turks only succeeded to destroy the cultures they conquered. And I am not talking only about the Balkans I mean every single piece of ground they lay their hands on.''

      Really? it is very clear that u know nothing about history, sociology, history of democracy, culturel anthropology:)

      White Americans forced American Indians to live in concentration camp in their own land! untill 1910, They used Black Africans as slave for 150-200 years and untill [...]

      Read the full comment 1860 and Black Americans in Southern State of USA couldnt vote untill 1960, 1960! Yes it is richness and full democracy:)

      India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Southern America, and All Africa which were ruled by Western Countries, are now the shining stars of Democracy and Richness!

      (The Turks only succeeded to destroy the cultures they conquered.)

      But The All Nations who were ruled by Turks for 400-500 years, still have their own cultures, languages, identities

      But The All Nation which were ruled by Western World for 100-150 years, lost their own cultures, languages, identities

      Hımmmmm!

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      #51 12, 34, Sun, May 22 2011

      ''When I see news in Bulgarian language on Turkish national television you will have right to tell me that .''

      Turks in Bulgaria: 750 000
      Total population of Bulgaria: 7 351 000
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      Bulgarians in Turkey: 1500
      Total population of Turkey: 73,722,988
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      When Bulgarian minority will be at least %1 of population of Turkey, u will have right to tell me that!

      But If u say that Each minority deserves news on their language, i will say Why doesnt [...]

      Read the full comment it exist Gypsy/Roman, Macedonian, Gagauz, Tatar, Albanian, Romanian, Armenian, Serbian news on Bulgarian public Tv?
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      The Turkish public broadcaster Trt broadcasts news in Bosnian, Circassian, Arabic, Zazaki languages and A Turkish Public Tv called as TRT 6 broadcasts 7 days 24 hours in Kurdish.

      Armenian, Greek, Jewish, Assyrians can take education in their mother tongue since 1923

      Which country is more democratic ?

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      #50 09, 10, Sun, May 22 2011

      oh i met muslims and tallked to them they preached.They are so perfect in words but not in deeds.most of them in our community just loves to say they are special people but they are dirty and so lazy.all they think is jihad and how allah command them to kill christians,even out pet dog and monkey they consider it evil.are this muslims human

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      #49 22, 27, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''How can Turkish Language news on Bulgarian national television cause a problem ? Yes You re right Bulgarian national tv must start icelandic news then everything will be much better ,,
      When I see news in Bulgarian language on Turkish national television you will have right to tell me that .The problem is not the religion The problem is arrogant loud noise from mosque loudspeakers that disturbing people in their homes and on the street

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      #48 19, 30, Sat, May 21 2011

      bulgarians must accept that the are turkic race.i cannot understand why they dont acceptit....

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      #47 17, 43, Sat, May 21 2011

      And about the western colonizations. They made those regions one the most powerful, rich and democratic countries. The Turks only succeeded to destroy the cultures they conquered. And I am not talking only about the Balkans I mean every single piece of ground they lay their hands on.

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      #46 17, 31, Sat, May 21 2011

      To my own point of view, the noise from the speakers is the bone of contention. This is for the government to decide, not Ataka. The Muslims should understand one thing. If you are outside your Muslim world obey they laws of where you are.Don't try to dominate. you are a minority.

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      #45 16, 48, Sat, May 21 2011

      Yes and the turks many many years before that tried to change the names, the religion, the culture and every thing else to the half of the kown world back then.

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      #44 16, 22, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''We, who live on the Balkans, know perfectly well what muslim is, we all have victims among our grandparents, burned homes, the fear and the memory is in our blood and in our bones''

      i was born in Bulgaria as Turk, The Bulgarian old communist goverment has tried to assimilate The Turkish minority and has forbidden speaking Turkish and Our Turkish names were changed into Slavic Ortodox names, i myself lived them so does it give me a right to hate, hurt Bulgarians? if it gives sorry i wont, it is time to find the reason [...]

      Read the full comment to love eachother insted of hating eachother

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      #43 16, 18, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''And now you, very tolerant liberals, are trying to convert Europe in Eurabia''

      Nina im saying as Turk im more against than many christian, Europe to become like Eurobia and i find sharia laws unacceptable in England, i cant accept to tolerate The Radicals and Fundamentals who dont respect against other religion or try to destroy other even if they are muslim, i believe secularism and Turkey is a secular country, We dont want Islamic Radicalism to destroy the modern secular democracy, im aganist it at least as u!

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      #42 16, 10, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''Don’t forget the Muslims horde had reached Vienna 3 times''

      Dont forget How many times Did English and Americans occupy Middle-Eastern not only histor also today!

      ''And please say thanks to all Balkan peoples that suffered 400 – 500 years and saved Europe from this outrageous religion.''

      Really i didnt know it but for what do i have to thank? because u killed and raped bosnian muslims in middle of europe and not 200-300 years ago, 20 years ago yes i accept that your religion should be the [...]

      Read the full comment best at killing innocents!

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      #41 15, 23, Sat, May 21 2011

      Don’t forget the Muslims horde had reached Vienna 3 times. And please say thanks to all Balkan peoples that suffered 400 – 500 years and saved Europe from this outrageous religion. And now you, very tolerant liberals, are trying to convert Europe in Eurabia. We, who live on the Balkans, know perfectly well what muslim is, we all have victims among our grandparents, burned homes, the fear and the memory is in our blood and in our bones. If someone wants to be orthodox mohammedan the way towards Meadle East is not forbiden.

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      #40 14, 28, Sat, May 21 2011

      (The turkish state had killed many christians in the past. Just read the history books of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Armenia, Romania, Austria, Russia, Ukrain and many many more regions.)

      The Countries also which u mentioned, had killed The Turks and Other Peoples, We dont need to search something in history books, 20 years ago Whom were Bosnians killed and raped systematically by? What happened in Kosovo, Iraq, Vietnam....?

      And i have a simple question, The Nations who were ruled by Turks for 400-500 years, still have their own cultures, languages, identities but [...]

      Read the full comment Why Did The Nations Who were ruled by Western Christians(American, English, Spanish, French...) for 100-150 years, lose their everything which includes their own cultures, identities, languages! What was the difference?

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      #39 13, 51, Sat, May 21 2011

      The claim that this religion is peaceful. The fact that now the biggest conflicts are in areas whit muslims is enough evidence

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      #38 13, 44, Sat, May 21 2011

      The turkish state had killed many christians in the past. Just read the history books of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, Armenia, Romania, Austria, Russia, Ukrain and many many more regions. Milions were killed or forced to become muslims. I am not against the religion but I can't accept

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      #34 10, 05, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''i really really hate muslims they are destructive.''

      i also really hate destructive persons but sorry it includes Christians too ........

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      #33 10, 04, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''It is time to stand up to this evil madness that will lead to the extinction of Western Civilisation.''

      Nobody want Europe to become like MiddleEastern, We defend secular system not religious

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      #32 10, 00, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''It is easy the Bulgarian government must stop Turkish language news on Bulgarian national television''

      How can Turkish Language news on Bulgarian national television cause a problem ? Yes You re right Bulgarian national tv must start icelandic news then everything will be much better

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      #30 09, 52, Sat, May 21 2011

      ''It is a barbaric 'religion' more akin to Satanism than anything else.You can recognise them by their fruits as True Christians can be recognised by theirs as Jesus said.''

      Who has destroyed 100 million American Indians, enslaved millions African Blacks, invaded South America and enslaved people there, enslaved Aborgins in Australia, killed over 20 million in World War 2, massacrared 6 milliom Jews, used nuclear weapons over civil in Japan....Muslims?

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      #28 08, 05, Sat, May 21 2011

      Bulgaria needs to wait for war with muslims to happen in countries like UK or France before taking action. Otherwise the US will go Serbia on you.

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      #27 07, 58, Sat, May 21 2011

      Islam and Western Civilisation are not compatible,pure and simple.Growing numbers of Muslims in Europe will inevitably lead to death and mayhem.
      It is a barbaric 'religion' more akin to Satanism than anything else.You can recognise them by their fruits as True Christians can be recognised by theirs as Jesus said.
      Multiculturalism is promoted to destroy.It is time to stand up to this evil madness that will lead to the extinction of Western Civilisation.

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      #26 05, 53, Sat, May 21 2011

      Ataka is the problem in this country, not the Ezan, which is very beautiful if listened to by unbiased ears. Those above who still carry hatred towards Turkish Bulgarians probably don't actually know any...private, hard working people who get more of their share of abuse. Be ashamed of Ataka and their Hitlerian views, a great embarrassment for Bulgaria in Europe and elsewhere.

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      #25 01, 22, Sat, May 21 2011

      It is easy the Bulgarian government must stop Turkish language news on Bulgarian national television +stop mosque loudspeakers Then everything will be much better

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      #24 00, 38, Sat, May 21 2011

      The Bulgarians who protest against loudspeakers in the Sofia mosque are absolutely right!

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      #23 00, 37, Sat, May 21 2011

      Islam is not a peaceful religion. It is a poliical totalitarian system, with a religious cover.
      Here in Greece we suffer from illegal muslim immigrants from all over Asia. I hope this problem will not arrive in Bulgaria too.

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      #22 00, 29, Sat, May 21 2011

      Stop the LOUD SPEAKERS. They are super annoying... and LOUD and go on for a long periods of time. This is overwhelming, obtrusive and invasive. It should be subjected to certain regulation and reasonableness.

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      #21 23, 45, Fri, May 20 2011

      If that's what you want I can say that we want the same thing. I have no problem with muslims
      who have lived here for centuries, and I have no problem with people's religious beliefs as long as they don't disturb other people's lives with loudspeakers and prayers on the sidewalk. As far as I know there is a petition signed by thirty thousand people who demand the loudspeakers to be removed and no action has been taken for long time. I hope you can understand that the people who consider the loudspeakers to be a provocation have [...]

      Read the full comment a legitimate ground to do so. I have lived in Western Europe and
      all the problems they have with muslims have come from political correctness and the special status granted to muslims at the expense of non-muslims. I want peace and I want all of us to have respect for each-other and therefore we should all be equal before the law, regardless of religious beliefs or cultural differences. That's the only way, everything else eventually leads to conflicts.

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      #20 23, 17, Fri, May 20 2011

      i threaten nobody, i want everybody in Bulgaria to be happy together, and respect one another and i believe in God who doesnt care What religion u have, cares Who you are and What u do for others, i can say easily The Turkish Muslims in Bulgaria are not radical, secular and nice people, i cant understand Why some ignorants often try to attack and humiliate them.....is it the best way which proves that you are really Bulgarian patriot

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      #19 23, 05, Fri, May 20 2011

      Hey Berk, I thought you are defending peaceful muslims attacked while praying, and now you are threatening me that muslims will take over with their higher birth-rate. I am confused here. Why don't you clarify for me what should be my view of muslims.

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      #18 22, 53, Fri, May 20 2011

      well The Turkish Muslims in Bulgaria are not immigrant, They are native there, and live there for 400-500 years, They dont need u to welcome them becuse they are old there, Maybe They can welcome u in the some part of Bulgaria specially in Southeastern and Northeastern Bulgaria and fresh your knowledge of history and if u were not Bulgarian Ortodox, can demand nothing? aha is it Ancient Democracy like Greek? We are the best la la la, go on believing it yeah yeah u re! bobby have children more than 10, not to become minority in your own country [...]

      Read the full comment soon, did i upset u sorry buddy! i was joking :)

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      #17 22, 33, Fri, May 20 2011

      The way you put it made me feel guilty now and somehow ashamed of my views. I think from now on I will support the building of mosques and I will welcome muslim immigrants and I will say nothing when they block the streets for their prayers and come up with new demands every day, naaa just kidding. You are good though, the only problem is your poor choice of place to try you tricks.

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      #16 22, 12, Fri, May 20 2011

      Yes, Yes! Thanks u remindered me, The Turkish Muslim Man was hurt by Free Speech today!

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      #15 22, 01, Fri, May 20 2011

      Berk, I never said free speech includes beating up people.

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      #14 21, 58, Fri, May 20 2011

      so racism now includes protesting against loudspeakers. My god, I didn't see that coming

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      #13 21, 55, Fri, May 20 2011

      ''John, if muslims have a problem with church bells they can protest. It's free speech.''

      Does Free Speech include to beat the praying innocent persons?

      What a democracy, tolerance!

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      #12 21, 37, Fri, May 20 2011

      ''Please show in which western country you cannot move through a public place and have to listen every day screaming extremely loud sounds by strong microphones over square km in the centre?''

      Please show me more stupid comment than this which tries to clear and legalize this racism and brutality?

      i hear the sound of church bell so does it give me a right to attack the prayers there? why not! but if im brainless like Siderov

      Brainless racists go away from the humanity and go back to [...]

      Read the full comment the garbage



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      #11 21, 31, Fri, May 20 2011

      John, if muslims have a problem with church bells they can protest. It's free speech.

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      #10 21, 05, Fri, May 20 2011

      Any Muslims protesting about Church bells?

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      #9 20, 55, Fri, May 20 2011

      Please show in which western country you cannot move through a public place and have to listen every day screaming extremely loud sounds by strong microphones over 2 square km in the centre?

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      #8 20, 17, Fri, May 20 2011

      Mosques in Bulgaria should be without speaker.
      Have you noticed mosques in the US not having minarets too?
      Did you ever notice a mosque in Rome, Milan, Munich, Barcelona, Madrid? Nope, I did not.

      Не цъфтиш ли като цвете, гниеш като бурен.

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      #7 20, 14, Fri, May 20 2011

      Fortunate we live in a democratic country where freedom of speech should be tolerated. Unfortunate these bunch of Ataka still don't understand this and the government should have a serious conversation with this "political" group of idiots. People please don't get fooled with these liars and racists. If they get anoied by loudspeakers we are getting anoied by their actions lately.

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      #6 19, 20, Fri, May 20 2011

      sorry bro, but this is Bulgaria. Demonising the nationalists and comparing them to nazis might have worked in Western Europe but here is not Western Europe. Don't you know that multiculturalism has been declared dead already?

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      #4 18, 01, Fri, May 20 2011

      thank you guys for your concerns, but we all know the results of tolerance and multiculturalism in Western Europe. And judging by the constant rise of the right wing parties in Europe your views look so last ramadan

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      #3 16, 56, Fri, May 20 2011

      The Bulgarian government better do something about Ataka, they're a joke and make me sick to my stomach

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      #2 16, 47, Fri, May 20 2011

      Are the loudspeakers so annoying? People tend to lose tolerance towards different religions, not knowing anything about them.. Although, the locals could be right as well if the sound is really disturbing their daily lives (how long is the calling, actually?); moreover I suppose that the Muslim community would accept a compromise in order to avoid such aggression in the future.

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      #1 15, 21, Fri, May 20 2011

      Ataka does not have a place in the 21st century. You cannot justify such an attack on the citizens of your own country. Where is tolerance? If the Bulgarian government does not act seriously to prevent such events, there may be worse outcomes.

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