Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has condemned its own ally, the Ataka party over the incident in which nationalist activists assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.
Bulgaria's far-right and nationalist party Ataka has started a campaign against the demands that it should be banned, while declaring itself as the "last bastion against Islamist aggression.
Bulgaria's far-right and nationalist party Ataka is getting ready to stage a new protest rally during the Friday prayer at the Sofia Mosque Banya Bashi.
Socialist President Georgi Parvanov did not miss the chance to take a dig at the government as he marked May 24 by awarding prominent Bulgarians for their contribution in the fields of culture, science and education.
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee criticized the decision made by the country's Prosecutor's office to press hooliganism charges against supporters of the far right Ataka (Attack) party, who assaulted Muslims in Sofia during their Friday prayer.
The fist fight that broke Sunday during the popular political talk show Nedelya 150 of the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, which is aired live, is a disgrace for Bulgarian politics.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is not concerned over Friday's brawl between nationalists and Muslims in Sofia because he thinks the incident is the result of election campaigning, rather than genuine hatred.
Supporters of the nationalist Bulgarian Ataka (Attack) party were threatened by Muslims, one of whom carrying a knife, on Friday, according to its notorious leader, Volen Siderov.
Volen Siderov, the notorious leader of the far-right Bulgarian Ataka (Attack) party, refused having physically attacked ethnic Turkish MP Korman Ismailov earlier Sunday.
An online petition demanding that controversial Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov should be stripped of his MP immunity has already been signed by more than 2000 people.
The controversial far-right Bulgarian Ataka (Attack) party demanded Sunday that ethnic Turcish Movement for Rights and Freedoms leader, Ahmed Dogan, should be stripped of his MP immunity.
The anchor of a popular Bulgarian radio broadcast was forced to interrupt it after a nationalist leader and an ethnic Turkish politician went for a fight while on air.
Bulgaria needs a special law against actions provoking ethnic hatred, Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party DPS demanded over the Friday's incident in which far-right nationalists attacked praying Muslims in Sofia.
Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has declared that the government will not allow an escalation of Friday's incident in which far-right extremists from the Ataka party assaulted praying Muslims.
Bulgaria's rightist opposition Blue Coalition will initiate legislative changes banning the demonstrations near religious temples because of Friday's incident between nationalists and Muslims in Sofia.
The Bulgarian society must declare itself firmly against any violence, rather than mull whether Friday's clashes between nationalists and praying Muslims in Sofia were some arranged scenario, President Georgi Parvanov said.
The Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP, has held informal talks with the other opposition force – the ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms, DPS, and the right-wing Blue Coalition for a joint no confidence vote against the cabinet.
Supporters of the Bulgarian far right Ataka (Attack) party started a brawl in downtown Sofia, assaulting Muslims during their Friday prayer.
Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov has accused the nationalist party Ataka and its leader Volen Siderov for trying to "blow up the ethnic peace in the country.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has spoken against the assault committed Friday in Sofia against praying Muslims by members of the nationalist party Ataka, Borisov's political ally.
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