Turkish Organization Hacked the Website of Bulgarian Orthodox Church

Society | May 15, 2014, Thursday // 12:24
Bulgaria: Turkish Organization Hacked the Website of Bulgarian Orthodox Church Screenshot of the website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church

The official website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church was hacked by the Turkish organization Milli Gucler on Thursday.

The home page displays the Turkish flag and the following text: “The official website of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is hit in response to the vandal attack on the Djumaya mosque in Plovdiv. 

Those are offensive acts against the Turkish-Muslim minority in Bulgaria and an attack on the cultural heritage of the country, because the mosques are part of the cultural heritage of Bulgaria. 

Whoever organized this barbaric aggression, must now that the Turkish-Muslim minority is not defenceless and there are forces who are watching over it and are ready to defend it. 

The silence of the Bulgarian Patriarchate must be interpreted as a tacit agreement with the aggression on Muslim religious temples. 

The punitive actions against the enemies of the Turkish-Muslim minority on part of Milli Gucler (National Forces) are neither first, nor would be the last. The attacks will continue in full intensity. You will hear from us ever more often and you will witness our power.

Milli Gucler would like to remind that we have nothing against Christianity and the attack is reciprocal measure against the increasingly frequent physical attacks on the values of the Turkish-Muslim minority.”

The website also plays a piece, entitled “War” from the soundtrack of the Turkish historical soap opera “The Magnificent Century”. 

In February a gang of football hooligans attacked with stones the Djumaya mosque in downtown Plovdiv in protest of a court decision ordering the Karlovo municipality to relinquish a former mosque to the Muslim Faith in Bulgaria. 

Police apprehended more than 120 people. Eight were sentenced for hooliganizm. 
The Milli Gucler group on Facebook has 17 members and the last activity was from May 2012. 

The blog of the organization contains posts in Bulgaria on history - most of them recent. 

Neither of the sites seems to take responsibility for the attack on the Bulgarian Orthodox Church website.

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Tags: Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Milli Gucler, Turkish, Muslim, Djumaya, Plovdiv
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