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Ethnic, Religious Controversy Flares in Bulgaria

Radical Islam does not exist in Bulgaria, Chief Mufti, Mustafa Alish Hadzi, told the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, Monday.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2011, Monday // 14:15 | Viewed: 1844

Bulgarian Radio Host Blames Nationalist for Brawl on Air

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 23, 2011, Monday // 10:31 | Viewed: 1953

Bulgarian PM on Xenophobic Outburst: Don't Worry, That's Just Campaigning!

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 20:33 | Viewed: 1459

Bulgarian Nationalist leader: Muslim Threatened Us with Knife!

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 19:21 | Viewed: 1993

Bulgarian Nationalist Leader: I Didn't Assault Turkish MP

Volen Siderov, the notorious leader of the far-right Bulgarian Ataka (Attack) party, refused having physically attacked ethnic Turkish MP Korman Ismailov earlier Sunday.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1611

Petition Rises Against Notorious Bulgarian Nationalist Leader

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1269

Bulgarian Nationalists Want to Strip Turkish Leader of MP Immunity

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 15:21 | Viewed: 1470

Bulgaria Shocked as Nationalist Leader Triggers Brawl On Air

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 22, 2011, Sunday // 13:37 | Viewed: 1963

Ethnic Turkish Leader: Bulgaria's Ethnic Peace Holds Balkans Together

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 19:19 | Viewed: 2075

Bulgarian Interior Minister Vows Not to Allow Escalation of Tensions

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1277

Bulgaria's Right Demands Ban on Rallies near Religious Temples

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 17:37 | Viewed: 1442

President: Religious Violence Grave Scenario for Bulgaria

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 16:12 | Viewed: 1506

Bulgarian Opposition Mulls No Confidence Vote against Cabinet

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 21, 2011, Saturday // 14:32 | Viewed: 1547

Bulgaria Shocked as Nationalists Assault Praying Muslims in Sofia Mosque - Wrap-up

Supporters of the Bulgarian far right Ataka (Attack) party started a brawl in downtown Sofia, assaulting Muslims during their Friday prayer.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 20:52 | Viewed: 568

Bulgarian President Likens Nationalist Leader to Goebbels over Clashes

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 20:20 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgarian PM Condemns Nationalists' Assault on Muslims

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.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1703

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Denounces Subtly Ally's Assault on Muslims

Bulgaria's ruling center-right party GERB has condemned its own ally, the Ataka party, though in a subtle way, withouth mentioning it, over the incident in which Ataka activists assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:29 | Viewed: 1717

Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Leader Adds Fuel to Fire over Xenophobic Brawl

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the ethnic Turkish party DPS, has made chilling forebodings about the ethnic tensions in Bulgaria over Friday's incident in which the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 19:18 | Viewed: 2001

Nationalist Leader: Islamist Terrorists Threatened Us, Helped by Police

The Bulgarian police are using double standards by cracking down on the nationalists, according to Volen Siderov, leader of the far-right and nationalist party Ataka, which assaulted praying Muslims in Sofia Friday.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:48 | Viewed: 1476

Ethnic Turkish Party: State Must Be Firm against Far Right Nationalists

The nationalist party Ataka is staging a provocation and aggression against the most humane right – the right of warship, the ethnic Turkish party DPS declared in a statement.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1693

Bulgarian State Will Prevent Xenophobic Outbursts - Foreign Minister

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has condemned Friday's incident in which members of the nationalist party Ataka assaulted praying Muslims in the Banya Bashi mosque in downtown Sofia.

Politics » Domestic | May 20, 2011, Friday // 17:58 | Viewed: 1274