Nationalist Ataka Leader: Minaret Will Top Eiffel Tower after Turkey Joins EU

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Nationalist Ataka Leader: Minaret Will Top Eiffel Tower after Turkey Joins EU: Nationalist Ataka Leader: Minaret Will Top Eiffel Tower after Turkey Joins EU The leader of the Bulgarian nationalist "Ataka" Party, Volen Siderov, and party supporters held a meeting in front of the "Alexander Nevsky" cathedral in Sofia on the occasion of the country's Natinal Holiday. Photo by Nadya Kotseva (Sofia Photo Agency)

The leader of the Bulgarian nationalist "Ataka" Party, Volen Siderov, and party supporters held a meeting in front of the "Alexander Nevsky" cathedral in downtown Sofia on the occasion of the 131st anniversary of the country's Liberation from Ottoman dominance.

Siderov delivered a 90-minute speech in which he summarized the Party's internal policies and then focused on Turkey's European Union (EU) accession.

Siderov defined his party as an "army fighting on the political scene," adding that if "Ataka" would rule the country they would nationalize the notorious estates of the leader of the ethnic Turkish party, Ahmed Dogan, and turn them into hospitals and social facilities.

The "Ataka" leader further stated that his Party was the only political force in the country that never used vote buying, that Bulgaria needed a new economic policy, and said he favored the nationalization of some important sectors such as communications.

"Let's summarize the politics of today. Those, who rule the country now, i.e. the so-called tri-party Coalition, quickly forgot all their promises, sunk into robbery, corruption and into anti-Bulgarian and anti-social politics. This is why we oppose the tri-party Coalition. But there is one, even more sinister reason. The current tri-party Coalition says "yes" on Turkey becoming an EU member. Brothers and sisters, Bulgarians! What would Turkey's EU membership mean for Europe? I will tell you with facts and numbers. Turkey currently has a population of 70 millions. The Muslim country will rule the EU; will have the most Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), the most votes. It will tell everyone what to do and what not to do. I will tell you what they are going to do - they will build mosques all over, they will place a minaret on top of the Eiffel Tower. This is what Turkey will want in the EU. As far as Bulgaria is concerned, we are doomed to extinction. When Turkey joins the EU, the Turkish yoke, the one our national heroes fought against, will resume once again," Siderov told the crowd of supporters.

The "Ataka" leader promised that the Party MEPs would demand that Turkey admits they have imposed five-century genocide on Bulgarian people and, as long as there was one single "Ataka" member alive, they would insist that Turkey apologizes to Bulgaria.
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#22
NellieotAmerica - 5 Mar 2009 // 00:44:21

Steal

"Have you ever been to Jordan ? Amman is one of the most developed Arab capitals ! You may get many pretty good things you will never find in Sofia ... lol ... Comparing with Bulgaria , the tourist industry is very profitable and brings much more into Jordanian budget ."

Yeah, right. Wait till they run out of petrodollars and replacement parts for their air conditioners. It will be back to the desert for them, back to living in tents and banging their camels.

#21
Stealthy - 4 Mar 2009 // 14:22:13

Have you ever been to Jordan ? Amman is one of the most developed Arab capitals ! You may get many pretty good things you will never find in Sofia ... lol ... Comparing with Bulgaria , the tourist industry is very profitable and brings much more into Jordanian budget .

All these shit Bulgarian immigrants look like each other , they feel desperate abroad and their computer is only way to outer space ...

#20
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 13:41:44

GO AMMAN!

#19
Dutch - 4 Mar 2009 // 10:23:15

George,

"Let me put it that way, you are basically an idiot!

People like you are just creating friction and needles polarizations in societies based on history, which doesn’t belong to this century and the EU."

You're 100% right...Siderov is an idiot, and a dangerous one. He's singing the same tune as Hitler did in the 1930's, which were years that can be compared to the current years. Unfortunately, the Siderov type (in Holland we have an idiot called "Geert Wilders") is currently on the rise and that should be the last thing the world wants. These idiots definitely took their lessons from history.....they apply the same tactics as Hitler did. No room whatsoever should be given to these idiots, however I'm afraid that the electorate hasn't learned a bit from history. Time will tell, but by giving people like Siderov (and Philip Dewinter in Belgium, Geert Wilders in Holland) too much power, the world will move itself a hell of a lot closer to WWIII.

#18
AmMan - 4 Mar 2009 // 08:21:17

George Z you are the one that is the idiot if you think the Turks stand for anything good either here or in their own country. They continue to deny their genocide against the Armenian people and for that alone I refuse to consider them for anything that has to do with the rest of humanity. Some things are just so over the top, i.e. 500 years of the oppression of the Bulgarian people, that they can never be forgotten. I personally would never support the Turks being in the EU or anything else for that matter. They are no one's friend except Allah and he is definitely proving that he is not the world's friend. VS may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer nor the best spokesperson for nationalism but Bulgaria does need to turn away from this rush to the multicultural cliff that the whole world seems intent on plunging over. One flag, one culture, one language, that should be the words people live by in every country of the world. To hell with being politically correct because it will bring Bulgaria only pain and no gain.

Nellie is right, it's time to pull George's plug because there's no brain wave being detected.

#17
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 05:06:50

Just like Bill Clinton, president Obama and his friends have been the best salesmen the firearms industry could possibly want. I just can't believe that the Democrats are going to revisit this failed social policy again. Doesn't give a lot of confidence in their intelligence.

#16
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 04:48:07

Gosho

I am not going to start packing heat. I don't need guns because I rely on my government to take care of me, and my fellow man to be rational and respectful in good or bad times.

As long as we all rely on others, everything will be fine and all you gun nuts can sell them and join the rest of us in utopia society. ;-))

#15
George Zheliazkov - 4 Mar 2009 // 04:42:25

Nellie,

Now you are talking about a whole different ball game called economics. Like I said on this forum before there is a shift of power due to the globalization and the wealth is spreading. The new players are taking over and the US in 10 to 20 years will no longer be the “star” of the game.

Going back to present time you should try to find the ammunition because during bad economic times the crime rate in the US nearly doubles. Now for example the last year in US were 20,000 murders on a relatively reasonable economy (unemployment rate 6.5%).

Example: during the late 80s and early 90s recession and especially during the time of Reagan the unemployment rate was 13% and the ANNUAL murder rate was nearly 50,000 people which ironically is about the same number of US soldiers who died in Vietnam for the 10 years of war.

So make sure you arm yourself and good luck with the "perestroika"!

#14
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 04:25:14

Gosho

Things are bad everywhere, not just in BG. There is almost no ammo available anymore. If you visit ammoman.com and click 223 ammo, there is about 10 - 1 ratio of out of stock to in stock supply's.

The US rednecks of the world appear to be getting tired of bankers and Washington using the US Taxpayer as a source to monetize the profits but socialize the losses.

In 1869, the masses marched on Wall Street, grabbed 4 bankers and hung them on Wall Street by the neck until they were dead. The average citizen of the US appears to be sick and tired of being fcuked and told to take it.

A modern version of a revolution is brewing. If you don't see it coming, you where probably long banks in 08.

#13
George Zheliazkov - 4 Mar 2009 // 04:15:57

Nellie


“Then what is the reason for the rights and freedoms party headed by Ahmed Dugan?”

My comments were based on the above article, but my opinion on your question is:

Sure why not? In no way I can justify this party also, and probably this should be researched and revised constitutionally. Some of the most democratic constitutions in the world should be considered and knowledge and experience obtained.

#12
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 03:48:41

Gosho

"Europe is UNITING, stop trying to divide it!"

Yeah, right. The economic iron curtain is about to drop.

#11
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 03:35:38

Gosho

"Anyways I think that in this century political parties like yours should be banned from existence. Let me put it that way, there is no Turks, Gypsies and/or whatever minorities born in Bulgaria, they are all treated equally by law and are simply just Bulgarian citizens."

Really? Then what is the reason for the rights and freedoms party headed by Ahmed Dugan? I think Dugan's party should be banned. There should be no political parties based on ethnicity, religion or race. Does Bulgaria have a political party in the Turkish government?

#10
George Zheliazkov - 4 Mar 2009 // 03:30:42

Nellie, don’t be an uncivilized nonsense!

This is a democracy, and has nothing to do with socialism. Europe is UNITING, stop trying to divide it!

#9
NellieotAmerica - 4 Mar 2009 // 03:21:49

Gosho

When the paper world you live in collapses I guarantee your wife will be wishing she had married a real man. There will be carnage. I did not used to believe it, but, I do now. Get ready.

Please, somebody, just unplug the respirator that Gosho is on. I can't stand the death rattle of troglodyte socialism anymore. Thanks.

#8
George Zheliazkov - 4 Mar 2009 // 02:57:05

Siderov, I hope you can read some English and somehow have the chance to read that.

Let me put it that way, you are basically an idiot!
While almost everybody knows about the 500 years of inhumanity, callousness, cruelty, brutality, atrocity, and relatively justly called genocide of the Ottoman Empire towards the entire Balkan area, using it for Bulgarian and EU politics is absolutely inappropriate. Going this way you may as well start working on the British empire (already proud EU member) which in no way did less evil than the Ottomans.

Anyways I think that in this century political parties like yours should be banned from existence. Let me put it that way, there is no Turks, Gypsies and/or whatever minorities born in Bulgaria, they are all treated equally by law and are simply just Bulgarian citizens. Let me clarify; no other foreign country will just grant them citizenship just based on the fact that they THINK that they are from that ethnicity.

People like you are just creating friction and needles polarizations in societies based on history, which doesn’t belong to this century and the EU.

(As far as Turkish EU membership is concerned there are other criteria, which they have to meet)

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