Bulgarian police detained more than 120 people on Friday after hundreds of nationalists and soccer fans attacked a mosque in the country's second city Plovdiv, smashing its windows with stones. Over 2,000 people had gathered outside a Plovdiv court as it heard an appeal case dealing with the return of an ancient mosque in the central city of Karlovo, taken over by the state more than 100 years ago, to Bulgaria's Chief Mufti, the Muslim religious authority. The rally then marched through the city and some protesters, chanting racist slogans, approached a Plovdiv mosque cordoned off by police, police said in a statement. "Firecrackers, torches and stones were thrown at the mosque. One policeman was injured. Some 120 people were detained," it said. Sofia prosecutors said they had charged eight people with hooliganism, crimes against religion and xenophobia. TV footage of national BNT television showed several protesters who appeared to have suffered head injuries in clashes with police. The Chief Mufti condemned the attack on the mosque and said the attempt to pressure the court put democracy at risk in the European Union country. Muslims make up about 13 percent of Bulgaria's 7.3 million people. The Chief Mufti has launched some 26 court cases to try to restore Muslim ownership of 29 mosques and other property across the Balkan state, prompting some public opposition in the predominantly Orthodox Christian population.Source: Reuters In many ways this story resembles the other story I posted recently about the Spanish government offering citizenship to Sephardi Jews. For centuries, Europeans in Spain and Bulgaria lived under alien domination. Muslims ruled over them, often with Jews acting as administrative facilitators for the Muslim occupiers. In their own ancestral homelands, Europeans were exploited, murdered, raped and enslaved - for centuries. In the end, after epic struggles, they were able to take their countries back. But now their governments, infected by the mind virus of multiculturalism, are intent on restoring the status quo ante, handing their privileges back to the alien exploiters. The European guilt narrative has been so amazingly successful, and goes so utterly unchallenged, that doing so seems only right and proper to anyone steeped in Establishment groupthink.
Saturday, 15 February 2014