Bulgaria Ethnic Turks Remember Communist Assimilation Campaign
Several thousand Bulgarian Turks rallied in the village of Mogilyane near Kardzhali Saturday to remember the 25th year since a protest against the assimilation campaign of the former communist regime.
The people gathered at the spot of Tyurkyan Chesma, a drinking fountain named after the 18-month old baby girl Tyurkyan, which was murdered on December 26, 1984, as the policemen fired into the crowd during a peaceful demonstration against the so called “Revival (or Regeneration) Process” – the campaign of the Bulgarian communist regime to assimilate the ethnic Turkish minority by changing their Arab Muslim names with Slavic ones.
The water fountain in the village of Mogilyane was built to honor the memory of the baby girl.
The rally was attended by leaders of the ethnic Turkish party “Movement for Rights and Freedoms” (DPS) including its Deputy Chair Lyutvi Mestan. The mother and sister of Tyurkyan also arrived from Turkey special for the memorial rally.
Mestan declared that the Bulgarian society still had not seen a catharsis after the Revival Process, and still had not reevaluated the events from the late 1980s.
Mestan spoke strongly against the proposal to hold a referendum on the broadcasting of Turkish-language daily news emissions on the Bulgarian national TV, saying that a latent nationalism had awoken in Bulgaria after the country joined the EU in 2007.
He declared there was “nothing European” in the holding of the proposed referendum since its outcome would be pre-determined.
Mestan slammed the ruling party GERB of PM Borisov for cooperating with the nationalist party Ataka of Volen Siderov.
“We will be supporting all constructive decisions but we will remain an unyielding opposition if someone touches our rights and freedoms and socio-economic interests,” Mestan stated.
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You should have seen the look on our interpreter's face! He had been in the States, and saw a bumper sticker having something to do with conservation. I can't remember the exact text, but it was something to the effect of "Save the ... Eat a Beaver". He thought it was terribly funny, but when I explained the idiom to him he was shocked.
The "cat" thiing comes from quite a while back. Viking described Nellie as so lonely that even her cat wouldn't come home.
This, I think, is more Nellie's speed. (Or might have been 50 years ago.)
Wikipedia is right on the button with this. Nellie isn't the only one on this forum who has used this fprm of argument while criticizing the LDS.
Nellie claims that the existence of God has never been proven. It has, but she doesn't know how to go about it.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."
I think we can agree that Nellie lacks wisdom, but she's never used this simple tool. It's called prayer.
God has to be sought after. He's not going to come to you. Only the SINCERE seeker gets the proof. You get nothing if you challenge him.
It was by taking this path that I "converted" to LDS. I can't really say "converted", because prior to this discovery I wasn't a member of any any other church, and was pretty well convinced that I was going to have to die to find out who was right, if any.
I was, however, since childhood, aware that God existed, and I was looking for him. I got my own "revelation" prior to ever coming into contact with the Church formally. When I did meet up with the missionaries, they were astounded that I knew so much about it, and they were cnvinced that I had been led to it. I believe that to this day, Nellie notwithstanding.
Now look at this, dumb-arse:
You googled Karl Popper in your earlier postings, but you clearly have no idea who he was and have never read a single line of him, or if you did so you didn't understand anything - as usual.
It's the "Gospel according to Nellie" at work:
Google is all-knowing
I am his prophet
Thou shalt not disagree with me in any manner.
I can prove anything spiritual false because science hasn't learned about it yet.
Science can prove anything false by proving that nothing has been found to contradict it.
The scripures are fairy tales designed to dupe fools.
I am free to insult anyone I please, because it pleases me.
Let the unfortunate die off, because they don't deserve help.
Let contradictory faiths be eliminated.
I'm sure there's more, but it's too shallow to be worth dredging.
She should really do something constructive, like quitting bragging about her fictional daughter and how excellent she is, and going looking for the cat.
"It is too bad that you had to take all these trips to all these beautiful places in Germany all alone."
You don't know whether I did or not, and it's none of your business anyway.
After reading your last couple of posts I can only say you are the most contemptible bitch I have ever encountered. It doesn't matter to you at all whether you hurt other people, just so long as you get your kicks. Despicable.