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Thousands of Bulgarians Take to the Streets to Protest Muslim Legal Moves
Wilmington Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 2/14/14 | Timothy Whiteman

Posted on 02/16/2014 4:42:41 PM PST by marshmallow

"You are not Europeans, you are barbarians..."

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 by The Sofia Globe (of Sofia, Bulgaria), the Anadolu News Agency (of Ankara, Turkey) and the Bulgarian internet news portal PlovdivUtre.bg.

Seeking a court order to take possession of properties previously owned by Muslims during the rule of the former 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.

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TOPICS: Islam; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: bulgaria; deathtoislam; europeanunion; ottomanempire

1 posted on 02/16/2014 4:42:41 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

When shall the First Caliph weigh in?


2 posted on 02/16/2014 4:46:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: marshmallow

It’s coming here,,, just any day it’ll start ,people have had enough.....


3 posted on 02/16/2014 4:46:55 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: marshmallow

I have a high regard for the Bulgarians. It’s not often these days you see a westernized country not willing to give their own land away to invaders.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 4:50:03 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: marshmallow

God bless these people. I hope they drive the barbarians out.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 4:53:17 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: marshmallow

Go Bulgaria go!


6 posted on 02/16/2014 4:54:59 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: piroque

Have been hearing from 1st hand sources the last 2 weeks about how hard the Muzzies are trying to take over Great Britain and parts of Africa. World domination is exactly what they are trying to do right now. People better wake up.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 5:02:56 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: marshmallow

Most of the Turkish population of Bulgaria were driven out after the Warsaw Pact broke up. I don’t think there are many Muslims left there now.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 5:09:09 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: marshmallow

If the EU falls apart, maybe Bulgaria might take the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Angola, and outlaw Islam in its entirety.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 5:15:42 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: piroque

I am looking forward to that day.

The daily fawning and ass kissing of Islam in America needs to stop. It’s time that they too be subjected to Obamacare.

There is not one other “religion” in the country that receives the privileges that they get.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 5:17:05 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: marshmallow

The Bulgarians, mostly Eastern Orthodox, are strong people.
They will not let the Muzies roll over them. There are about 500,000 Muzies, mostly Turkish, out of 8 million total.
Unfortunately, the overall population is shrinking.
If anyone gets to Bulgaria, visit the Rila monastery, about 100 km south of Sofia. It is one of the more notable monasteries in central/east Europe. I was there about eight years ago.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 5:26:46 PM PST by AlexW
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To: SharpRightTurn

You’re right...and when we start pushing back...the libtards will say we’re just paranoid and they will support the muzzies here. (Sigh)


12 posted on 02/16/2014 5:38:04 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot

You’re right...and when we start pushing back...the libtards will say we’re just paranoid and they will support the muzzies here. (Sigh)

It is long past time we treat the libtards as we will soon be treating the muzzies.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 6:05:47 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: AlexW

The Archbishop from our church was a priest during WWII in the Rila monastery and hid thousands of Jews from the Nazis. When communism took over Bulgaria, he managed to escape to Switzerland, then make his way to the US.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 6:14:28 PM PST by toothfairy86
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To: marshmallow

             Bravo Bulgaria
15 posted on 02/16/2014 6:19:33 PM PST by tomkat (sooner/better)
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To: Da Coyote

How right you are, my FRiend. How right you are.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 6:28:36 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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Muslim leader says Pope Francis ‘resonates with the Muslim world’
17 posted on 02/16/2014 6:41:13 PM PST by ebb tide
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks marshmallow.
Seeking a court order to take possession of properties previously owned by Muslims during the rule of the former 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.

18 posted on 02/16/2014 6:58:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: toothfairy86

“The Archbishop from our church was a priest during WWII in the Rila monastery”
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Very interesting...small world.
I made only one visit to Bulgaria while living in Slovakia.
I went to visit an online girl acquaintance. It was her idea that we drive to Rila. I was very glad that we went.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 7:06:17 PM PST by AlexW
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To: marshmallow

yes, they are barbarians we here in the US are just too blind to it


20 posted on 02/16/2014 7:11:17 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marshmallow

For many years the Bulgarians fought against and then endured Islamic invasion before finally pushing them out. Just like RATs they’re back so it’s time for the Bulgarians to standup again.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 7:49:24 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: marshmallow

Very good. May it spread widely.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:45 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: marshmallow; Fred Nerks

Good news article.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: toothfairy86

Who is this archbishop? He deserves some recognition, I think. Has he ever published his story?


24 posted on 02/17/2014 12:57:40 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: marshmallow

The Bulgarians should counter sue by claiming rights under the Byzantine Empire


25 posted on 02/17/2014 3:25:56 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: married21

Yes, Archbishop Kyril (Orthodox Church in America) has been recognized by various Jewish organizations for what he did during WWII. Before his passing, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church wanted him to go back and become Patriarch of THEIR church!


26 posted on 02/17/2014 7:34:17 AM PST by toothfairy86
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To: marshmallow
Bulgaria saved most of its Jews during Churban 'Europa', thanks in part to its Orthodox clergy.

May HaShem remember this during their present trials.

27 posted on 02/17/2014 8:04:22 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: marshmallow
Unlike most of western Europe (well, except for southern Spain), southeastern European countries were often under direct Ottoman Rule, and their national identity is strongly tied to their defiance of rule by Turks and domination by Muslims. That's why countries like Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, etc. are much less indulgent of Muslim trouble-makers than many western and northern European nations.

Now if only Holland, Germany, and Denmark would follow the same example (in France at least there's the start of a backlash against multiculturalism and political correctness).

28 posted on 02/17/2014 2:00:49 PM PST by ek_hornbeck
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To: ebb tide

http://news.yahoo.com/muslim-leader-says-pope-francis-%E2%80%98resonates-with-the-muslim-world%E2%80%99-233413262.html


29 posted on 02/17/2014 2:12:14 PM PST by restornu
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To: jsanders2001

Yet the Christian faith is growing, and in a special way, in the global south nations, including those in Africa.


30 posted on 02/17/2014 3:06:03 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: restornu
Muslim leader says Pope Francis ‘resonates with the Muslim world’

Did you receive a MORMON memo to try to make CATHOLICS look bad??


“I Will Be a Second Mohammed”

In the heat of the Missouri “Mormon War” of 1838, Joseph Smith made the following claim, “I will be to this generation a second Mohammed, whose motto in treating for peace was ‘the Alcoran [Koran] or the Sword.’ So shall it eventually be with us—‘Joseph Smith or the Sword!’ ”[1]

It is most interesting that a self-proclaimed Christian prophet would liken himself to Mohammed, the founder of Islam. His own comparison invites us to take a closer look as well. And when we do, we find some striking—and troubling—parallels. Consider the following.

  • Mohammed and Joseph Smith both had humble beginnings. Neither had formal religious connections or upbringing, and both were relatively uneducated. Both founded new religions by creating their own scriptures. In fact, followers of both prophets claim these scriptures are miracles since their authors were the most simple and uneducated of men.[2]

  • Both prophets claim of having angel visitations, and of receiving divine revelation to restore pure religion to the earth again. Mohammed was told that both Jews and Christians had long since corrupted their scriptures and religion. In like manner, Joseph Smith was told that all of Christianity had become corrupt, and that consequently the Bible itself was no longer reliable. In both cases, this corruption required a complete restoration of both scripture and religion. Nothing which preceded either prophet could be relied upon any longer. Both prophets claim they were used of God to restore eternal truths which once existed on earth, but had been lost due to human corruption.

  • Both prophets created new scripture which borrowed heavily from the Bible, but with a substantially new “spin.” In his Koran, Mohammed appropriates a number of Biblical themes and characters—but he changes the complete sense of many passages, claiming to “correct” the Bible. In so doing he changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place. In like manner, Joseph Smith created the Book of Mormon, much of which is plagiarized directly from the King James Bible. Interestingly, the Book of Mormon claims that this same Bible has been substantially corrupted and is therefore unreliable. In addition, Joseph Smith went so far as to actually create his own version of the Bible itself, the “Inspired Version,” in which he both adds and deletes significant portions of text, claiming he is “correcting” it. In so doing he also changes many doctrines, introducing his own in their place.

  • As a part of their new scriptural “spin,” both prophets saw themselves as prophesied in scripture, and both saw themselves as a continuation of a long line of Biblical prophets. Mohammed saw himself as a continuation of the ministry of Moses and Jesus. Joseph Smith saw himself as a successor to Enoch, Melchizedek, Joseph and Moses. Joseph Smith actually wrote himself into his own version of the Bible—by name.

  • Both prophets held up their own scripture as superior to the Bible. Mohammed claimed that the Koran was a perfect copy of the original which was in heaven. The Koran is therefore held to be absolutely perfect, far superior to the Bible and superceding it. In like manner, Joseph Smith also made the following claim. “I told the Brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding its precepts, than by any other book.”[3]

  • Despite their claim that the Bible was corrupt, both prophets admonished their followers to adhere to its teachings. An obvious contradiction, this led to selective acceptance of some portions and wholesale rejection of others. As a result, the Bible is accepted by both groups of followers only to the extent that it agrees with their prophet’s own superior revelation.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith taught that true salvation was to be found only in their respective religions. Those who would not accept their message were considered “infidels,” pagans or Gentiles. In so doing, both prophets became the enemy of genuine Christianity, and have led many people away from the Christ of the Bible.

  • Both prophets encountered fierce opposition to their new religions and had to flee from town to town because of threats on their lives. Both retaliated to this opposition by forming their own militias. Both ultimately set up their own towns as model societies.

  • Both Mohammed and Joseph Smith left unclear instructions about their successors. The majority of Mohammed’s followers, Sunni Muslims, believe they were to elect their new leader, whereas the minority, Shiite Muslims, look to Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib, whom they consider Divinely appointed, as the rightful successor to Muhammad, and the first imam. (Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad). Similarly, the majority of Joseph Smith's followers, Mormons, believed their next prophet should have been the existing leader of their quorum of twelve apostles, whereas the minority, RLDS, believed Joseph Smith's own son should have been their next prophet. Differences on this issue, and many others, have created substantial tension between these rival groups of each prophet.

  • Mohammed taught that Jesus was just another of a long line of human prophets, of which he was the last. He taught that he was superior to Christ and superceded Him. In comparison, Joseph Smith also made the following claim.

“I have more to boast of than ever any man had. I am the only man that has ever been able to keep a whole church together since the days of Adam. A large majority of the whole have stood by me. Neither Paul, John, Peter, nor Jesus ever did it. I boast that no man ever did such a work as I. The followers of Jesus ran away from Him, but the Latter-day Saints never ran away from me yet.”[4] In light of these parallels, perhaps Joseph Smith's claim to be a second Mohammed unwittingly became his most genuine prophecy of all.


[1] Joseph Smith made this statement at the conclusion of a speech in the public square at Far West, Missouri on October 14, 1838. This particular quote is documented in Fawn M. Brodie, No Man Knows My History, second edition, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971), p. 230–231. Fawn Brodie’s footnote regarding this speech contains valuable information, and follows. “Except where noted, all the details of this chapter [16] are taken from the History of the [Mormon] Church. This speech, however, was not recorded there, and the report given here is based upon the accounts of seven men. See the affidavits of T.B. Marsh, Orson Hyde, George M. Hinkle, John Corrill, W.W. Phelps, Samson Avard, and Reed Peck in Correspondence, Orders, etc., pp. 57–9, 97–129. The Marsh and Hyde account, which was made on October 24, is particularly important. Part of it was reproduced in History of the [Mormon] Church, Vol. III, p. 167. See also the Peck manuscript, p. 80. Joseph himself barely mentioned the speech in his history; see Vol. III, p. 162.”

[2] John Ankerberg & John Weldon, The Facts on Islam, (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1998), pp.8–9. Eric Johnson, Joseph Smith & Muhammed, (El Cajon, CA: Mormonism Research Ministry, 1998), pp. 6–7.

[3] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.4, pp.461.

[4] Documentary History of the [Mormon] Church, vol.6, pp.408–409.




31 posted on 02/19/2014 2:32:35 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: teppe; Normandy; StormPrepper; caww; restornu; SZonian; Godzilla
LDS leaders reach out to Muslims
 
 
 
Mormons and Muslims
 
 
 
The Mormon Church has become the biggest contributor to Buena Park-based Islamic Relief, touted by its administrators as the West’s largest Muslim-based charity.
http://globalmbreport.org/?p=758
Locally, LDS helped the Islamic Society of Orange County’s Al-Rahman Mosque in Garden Grove develop its library with a $15,000 donation.
“Their beliefs are similar to ours,” Robert Bremmer, a Mormon bishop, said at that facility’s open-mosque day in 2005.
 
 

32 posted on 02/19/2014 2:40:01 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: restornu

“Their beliefs are similar to ours,” Robert Bremmer, a Mormon bishop, said at that facility’s open-mosque day in 2005.


33 posted on 02/19/2014 6:06:02 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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