A Â little imam is waging litigation jihad to claim back some buildings which were once used as mosques, when the Ottomans terrorised Bulgaria. While the elites are predictably complicit, the people Â don’t play ball:
“The land of Botev and Levski [the two most prominent revolutionaries against the Turkish rule] is a land of slaves again, Bulgarians get to struggle with the corrupt politicians.”–Â Continue readingÂ â†’
With the crowd estimated at 2,000 or more, Bulgarians took to the streets of the nation’s second largest city to protest what they consider a Muslim attempt to “Islamicise” the Balkan country, as reported on Feb. 14, 2014 byÂ The Sofia GlobeÂ (of Sofia,Bulgaria), theÂ Anadolu News AgencyÂ (of Ankara, Turkey) and the Bulgarian internet news portalÂ PlovdivUtre.bg.
Update from GoV & Vlad:
A second video of last Friday’s confrontation in Plovdiv has been subtitled. This one begins earlier, as Bulgarian citizens march up the street to the sound of bagpipes and drums, with a crucifer leading the procession.
My favorite part is when the protesters shout “Gypsies! Gypsies!” at the police. What an insult!
Here:Â Don’t Give Up!
Seeking a court order to take possession of properties previously owned byÂ MuslimsÂ during the rule of the formerÂ Ottoman Empire, who were finally expelled in 1878 after 500 years of oppression, the current Grant Mufti of Bulgaria’s small Muslim minority has been filing legal applications under the country’s Religious Denominations Act.
Seen by many as somewhat of a judicial jihad and power grab against the overwhelming Christian majority, especially with a veritable tsunami of Syrian and North African illegal Muslim immigrants swamping the country.
Despite police barricades, demonstrators hurled rocks and firecrackers at the Dzhumaya Mosque in the city of Plovdiv, chanting “freedom or death,” the marchers seemed to remember their history lessons of the 500-year Ottoman occupation which killed hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian Christians.
Protesters also shouted in unison “down with the MRF,” theÂ Movement for Rights and Freedoms, a liberal, predominantly ethnic Turkish party.
Kept at a distance by local law enforcement, marchers also headed to the Turkish Consulate in Plovdiv, yelling at the officials within:
You are not Europeans, you are barbarians.
Protesters were quoted by various press at stating:
We will not let the howling minarets to silence churches in the town of Levski.
Today blood is not shed, there were only national flags. There was love and anger.
We are only Bulgarians, who are fighting for their land. Plovdiv, come out to defend you city.