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Incitement of Hatred

Incitement of Hatred The agitation poster of the radical organization ВМРО - the Bulgarian National Movement - is against Turkey's accession to the EU.

Most calls for ethnic hatred come from the extreme right party Ataka, the National Salvation Front, as well as a whole number of journalists, known for their xenophobic views. In general, these appeals are directed against three groups of the population: Roma, sexual minorities, and recently – against Syrian immigrants (see Section 2, 6 and 9).

In addition, on June 4, graffiti saying “death to Jews” and depicting swastikas were found on the announcement board at the Central Synagogue in Sofia.

In the 2000s, Bulgaria had a significant presence of ultra right-wing musical groups, however, currently have all been disbanded. Similar bands from abroad are also not touring in Bulgaria. Evidently, the interest in this kind of “cultural nationalism” is not high amongst Bulgarians. This niche is currently occupied by one M. Shamarov.

This cannot be said about radical nationalist literature. In recent years, books such as “My Struggle” (“Main Kampf”) by Adolf Hitler, works by Goebbels, as well as foreign and Bulgarian nationalists and Holocaust deniers, such as R. Harwood, A. Panaiotov, B. Stankov, etc., are enjoying increased popularity and are freely sold. There is a number of publishers of such literature. Most popular among them is the “Zhar Ptitsa” (“Firebird”), owned by Galin Yordanov.

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