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  1. Бенвенисти: Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад | | 01.08.2013 14:24 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |
    /КРОСС/ В днешно време рапърите са хора с влияние върху младите хора и трябва да внимават с думите, които изказват. Нека да бъдат критични, нека да бъдат остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното „еврейска гад“. Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад. Това заяви пред ИА КРОСС председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в коментар на изказването на новото лице на контрапротестиращите Мишо Шамара , в което той отправи квалификацията „еврейска гад“ към бившия вицепремиер Симеон Дянков. Още повече ни тревожи, че нямаше никаква реакция от репортери и водещи, допълни Бенвенисти. „Във всички случаи трябва да се оправи бюджет, който е правен преди това от Дянков. Най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България“, заяви вчера в интервю за ТВ7 Мишо Шамара . Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия, каза председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. По думите на Бенвенисти към момента е достатъчна реакцията на „Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията. След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят, каза още Максим Бенвенисти. По отношение на протестите и контрапротестите в страната, част от които е конкретния случай, председателят на „Шалом“ заяви: „Аз си позволявам да кажа, че всичко е процес. Трябва да свикваме, че живеем в свят, в който гражданският протест е част от гражданското общество. Процесите нито са с начало, нито ще бъдат с край. Само че ще променят формата си. Сега, очевидно, сме в една по-острите фази на протеста.

  1. Максим Бенвенисти: Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад | | 01.08.2013 14:43 | www.grama.bg | Новини |
    В днешно време рапърите са хора с влияние върху младите хора и трябва да внимават с думите, които изказват. Нека да бъдат критични, нека да бъдат остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното „еврейска гад“. Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад. Това заяви пред ИА КРОСС председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в коментар на изказването на новото лице на контрапротестиращите Мишо Шамара , в което той отправи квалификацията „еврейска гад“ към бившия вицепремиер Симеон Дянков. Още повече ни тревожи, че нямаше никаква реакция от репортери и водещи, допълни Бенвенисти. „Във всички случаи трябва да се оправи бюджет, който е правен преди това от Дянков. Най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България“, заяви вчера в интервю за ТВ7 Мишо Шамара . Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия, каза председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. По думите на Бенвенисти към момента е достатъчна реакцията на „Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията. След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят, каза още Максим Бенвенисти. По отношение на протестите и контрапротестите в страната, част от които е конкретния случай, председателят на „Шалом“ заяви: „Аз си позволявам да кажа, че всичко е процес. Трябва да свикваме, че живеем в свят, в който гражданският протест е част от гражданското общество. Процесите нито са с начало, нито ще бъдат с край. Само че ще променят формата си. Сега, очевидно, сме в една по-острите фази на протеста.

  1. Председателят на „Шалом“ пред БЛИЦ: Шамара е млад, има време да се поправи | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | www.bgdnes.bg | Новини |
    Мишо Шамара е млад, има време да се поправи. Гадът си е гад, той няма етнос, няма религия.“ Това заяви председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в отговор на квалификацията, която рапърът даде на бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков в ефира на TV7 – „еврейска гад“. „Шамара съм го виждал в Брюксел. На изложбата „Спасяването на българските евреи“ крещеше „лицемери“ срещу нас. Дянков не е член на „Шалом“, нито някой член на неговото семейство“, заяви лидерът на еврейската общност у нас. „Хората трябва да мислят, когато говорят. Особено рапърите, защото в днешно време те имат влияние върху младите хора. Нека са критични, нека са остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното „еврейска“ пред гад“, каза още Бенвенисти На вчерашния контрапротест в подкрепа на кабинета „Орешарски“ Мишо Шамара заяви: „Бюджетът трябва се оправи, защото е правен от Дянков. Най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България.“ „Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия“, заяви председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. Той спосдели, че за момента е достатъчна реакцията на „Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията. „След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят“, коментира Максим Бенвенисти.

  1. Председателят на „Шалом“ пред БЛИЦ: Шамара е млад, има време да се поправи | Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия, заяви Максим Бенвенисти в отговор на рапъра, който нарече Симеон Дянков „еврейска гад“ | 01.08.2013 16:23 | www.blitz.bg | Новини |
    Мишо Шамара е млад, има време да се поправи. Гадът си е гад, той няма етнос, няма религия. Това заяви за БЛИЦ председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в отговор на квалификацията, която рапърът даде на бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков в ефира на TV7 – „еврейска гад“. „Шамара съм го виждал в Брюксел. На изложбата „Спасяването на българските евреи“ крещеше „лицемери“ срещу нас. Дянков не е член на „Шалом“, нито някой член на неговото семейство“, заяви лидерът на еврейската общност у нас.“Хората трябва да мислят, когато говорят. Особено рапърите, защото в днешно време те имат влияние върху младите хора. Нека са критични, нека са остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното „еврейска“ пред гад“, каза още Бенвенисти На вчерашния контрапротест в подкрепа на кабинета „Орешарски“ Мишо Шамара заяви: „Бюджетът трябва се оправи, защото е правен от Дянков. Най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България.“ „Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия“, заяви пред БЛИЦ председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. Той спосдели, че за момента е достатъчна реакцията на „Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията. „След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят“, коментира Максим Бенвенисти. Бончо ГЕНАДИЕВ, БЛИЦ

  1. Бенвенисти: Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад | | 01.08.2013 14:24 | dir.bg | Новини | Агенция КРОСС
    /КРОСС/ В днешно време рапърите са хора с влияние върху младите хора и трябва да внимават с думите, които изказват. Нека да бъдат критични, нека да бъдат остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното «еврейска гад“. Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад. Това заяви пред ИА КРОСС председателят на «Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в коментар на изказването на новото лице на контрапротестиращите Мишо Шамара , в което той отправи квалификацията “еврейска гад“ към бившия вицепремиер Симеон Дянков. Още повече ни тревожи, че нямаше никаква реакция от репортери и водещи, допълни Бенвенисти. «Във всички случаи трябва да се оправи бюджет, който е правен преди това от Дянков. Най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България“, заяви вчера в интервю за ТВ7 Мишо Шамара . Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия, каза председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. По думите на Бенвенисти към момента е достатъчна реакцията на «Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията. След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят, каза още Максим Бенвенисти. По отношение на протестите и контрапротестите в страната, част от които е конкретния случай, председателят на «Шалом“ заяви: «Аз си позволявам да кажа, че всичко е процес. Трябва да свикваме, че живеем в свят, в който гражданският протест е част от гражданското общество. Процесите нито са с начало, нито ще бъдат с край. Само че ще променят формата си. Сега, очевидно, сме в една по-острите фази на протеста.

  2. „Шалом“: Силно сме обезпокоени от липсата на реакция на ТВ7 към изказването на Мишо Шамара | | 02.08.2013 18:21 | www.glasove.com | ?????? |
    „Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, считаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефира на Вашата телевизия, за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света“, се казва в писмото до изпълнителния директор Николай Бареков. „Силно сме обезпокоени от липсата на реакция на репортера и водещите на сутрешния блок срещу направеното от Мишо Шамара изказване“, пише в писмото ан „Шалом“ и се изразява надежда, че ръководството на телевизията няма да допусне ефирът на ТV 7 да стане проводник на ксенофобия и антисемитизъм. още в категорията

  3. Мишо Шамара се извини за обидната реплика | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |
    /КРОСС/ Мишо Шамара се извини на еврейската общност у нас за изпусната реплика по адрес на Симеон Дянков. По-рано днес той изригна в ефира на TV7 по адрес на бившия финансов министър: „Нормално е да поправят неговия бюджет. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. Председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти не закъсня с отговора, като заяви: „Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. Малко след това Мишо Шамара публикува извинително писмо на стената си във Фейсбук: „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики“, пише Мишо Шамара .


  4. Мишо Шамара се извини на евреите | | 03.08.2013 01:02 | 24 Часа | стр. 4 |
    Рапърът Мишо Шамара се извини на еврейската общност и на бившия министър на финансите Симеон Дянков за думите си „еврейска гад“, които каза в тв предаване.
    „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, пише в писмо до медиите Шамара, който е едно от лицата на контрапротеста в за-
    щита на кабинета.
    Той уверява, че няма лоши чувства към евреите и заявява, че ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел и с представителите на еврейската общност, за да им се извини лично за думите си.

  5. Стига с езика на омразата | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Земя | стр. 3 |
    Преди дни в свое телевизионно интервю рапърът Мишо Шамара , който днес е едно от лицата на контрапротеста, си позволи да направи антисемитско изказване, което е абсолютно неприемливо- Бившият финансов министър Симеон Дянков бе наречен „еврейска гад“. Нашият вестник е най-острият критик на Дянков и неговата политика, но грешките на Дянков не могат да бъдат свързани с неговия етнически произход или религия. Един политик е добър или лош не защото е българин, турчин, евреин, арменец. Изконна българска традиция, завещана ни от предците, е да уважаваме различията и да бъдем толерантни. Васил Левски най-ясно казва, че в свободна България място има за всички. Жалко е, че рапърът Мишо Шамара , който явно е решил, че политиката е новото му поприще стана поредният говорител на омразата. Такъв човек няма място сред защитниците на кабинета. Още по-лошото е, че езикът на омразата изживява своя ренесанс. Обидите, псувните, ругатните, заплахите станаха неизменна част от политическото говорене, а агресията заля както улиците, така и институциите. Еднакво осъдителни са възгласите „червени боклуци“, които чуваме от „умните и красиви“ протестиращи, така и расистките думи на Шамара. Дано разумът надделее най-после. Даже в една Южна Африка борецът за човешки права Нелсън Мандела успя да прости на своите бели мъчители и да тръгне по пътя на мира и съгласието. Нека ние, хората в малка България, разберем, че пътят на омразата е пагубен и не води към нищо добро.
  6. Остра реакция на „Шалом“ за антисемитското изказване на Мишо Шамара | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Земя | стр. 3 |
    В днешно време рапърите са хора с влияние върху младите хора и трябва да внимават с думите, които изказват. Нека да бъдат критични, нека да бъдат остри. Но не можеш да слагаш прилагателното „еврейска гад“. Гадът няма етнос и няма религия, той просто си е гад. Това заяви пред КРОСС председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти в коментар на изказването на новото лице на контрапротестиращите Мишо Шамара , в което той отправи квалификацията „еврейска гад’ към бившия вицепремиер Симеон Дянков. Още повече ни тревожи, че нямаше никаква реакция от репортери и водещи, допълни Бенвенисти.
    „Във всички случаи трябва да се оправи бюджет, който е правен преди това от Дянков. Най-некадърният министър на икономиката, някога управлявал, е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България“, заяви в интервю за ТВ7 Мишо Шамара .
    Много е опасно да се насаждат стереотипи, че неприятният човек може да се идентифицира с някакъв етнос, сексуална ориентация или религия, каза председателят на Организацията на евреите в България. По думите на Бенвенисти към момента е достатъчна реакцията на „Шалом“ с едно писмо до телевизията.
    След публичната ни реакция се надявам да се замислят представителите на сегашната младеж и културата, както и Мишо Шамара . Разбира се, могат да се предприемат много действия, но
    смятаме, че най-важното е да накараме хората да мислят, каза още Максим Бенвенисти.
    По отношение на протестите и контрапротестите в страната, част от които е конкретният случай, председателят на „Шалом“ заяви: „Аз си позволявам да кажа, че всичко е процес. Тряб-
    ва да свикваме, че живеем в свят, в който гражданският протест е част от гражданското общество. Процесите нито са с начало, нито ще бъдат с край. Само че ще променят формата си. Сега, очевидно, сме в една от по-острите фази на протеста“, допълни Максим Бенвенисти.

  1. Рапърът Мишо Шамара: ОЛИГАРСИ КАТО ПЛЕВНЕЛИЕВИ u Безуханова ли ще ни управляват? | | 05.08.2013 00:14 | Всеки ден | стр. 19 | МАРИНА ЧЕРТОВА
    Мишо, защо подкрепихте правителството на Орешарски? Лично занесохте в Министерския съвет кашоните с подписката „за“ кабинета. Кое ви накара да го направите?
    Няма нищо изненадващо в това. И на малките деца е ясно, че падне ли Орешарски, Бойко Борисов идва на власт. Това не трябва да се допуска в никакъв случай. Никой не иска тоя селянин от Банкя да управлява повече страната. ГЕРБ съсипа държавата, бизнеса. А Борисов доказа, че е изключителен егоцентрик и не се интересува от България. И на малките е ясно, че президентът Росен Плевнелиев е негова кукла на конци. Ако падне Орешарски, той пак ще назначи министрите и те ще започнат да мамят с чувалите, както направиха в Костинброд. Супер елементарно и просто е да се смята, че ако падне Орешарски, ще дойде нещо по-хубаво.
    Вие имахте разговор с премиера. Какво впечатление ви направи той?
    Орешарски е един умерен и уравновесен човек, скромен и добронамерен. Много добро впечатление ми направи. И той, разбира се, като всеки човек греши, но той си признава грешките и бързо ги поправя. Орешарски е човек за разлика от божеството Бойко. Искам да ме управлява нормален човек като Орешарски.
    Има коментари, че всъщност подкрепяте сегашното правителство само защото преди година по времето на ГЕРБ бяхте разследван за обида на държавните символи заради песента си „Бяло, зелено, червено“. Пеехте „Не вярвам в ГЕРБ, но силно вярвам в герба…“
    Това е едно от най-малките неща. Ние имахме същия случай като „Пуси Райът“. Целият Европейски съюз и Америка разкритикуваха Русия, а тук в задния двор на Европа се случи същото и никой не реагира на потъпкването на свободата на словото. Дори Европейската народна партия продължаваше да подкрепя един абсолютно диктаторски режим. През изминалите 4 години всеки, който не се съобразяваше с Борисов, страдаше. Всеки, който не боготвори божествения беше наказван и смазван. Въобще недоумявам кой може да го подкрепя и да иска той да се върне на власт.й ме вбесяват медиите на Прокопиев които работят да падне кабинетът.
    За пръв се качихте на събора на БСП на Бузлуджа в края на юли. Какво изпитахте на върха? Какво беше настроението ви?
    Всички разправят, че комунистите били гадни. Отидох на Бузлуджа да видя „гадните“ комунисти и сам да се уверя дали от устата на тези хора бълва огън, а от ушите – лава. Видях обаче само нормални хора – и хора, които работят, и пенсионери, и студенти, и млади, и стари. Стига сте демонизирали, че комунистите били някакви гадове. Комунизъм няма от 25 години, няма и да има. Аз съм най-големият антикомунист. Щом заставам зад БСП, значи има защо. В момента това е единствената демократична политическа структура, в която въпреки че има йерархия, има плурализъм. БСП защитава демокрацията. Погледнете какво е в ГЕРБ. Лидерът се е вживял в ролята на божество, той няма елементарно уважение към съпартийците си, няма елементарно уважение към човещината и към другия човек.
    Познавате ли се със Сергей Станишев?
    Познаваме се. Говорих с него, когато преди година ме защити в парламента. Тогава той рискува политическата си кариера, защитавайки свободата на словото. Много му благодаря за това. Станишев зае изключително смела гражданска позиция, и то в момент, когато медиите можеха да го разсипят. Това беше няколко дни преди да го изберат за лидер на ПЕС. Имам отличен контакт с него. И той подобно на Орешарски е много уравновесен човек. Добрият политик е този, който намери баланса между корпорациите и малкия човек, между бизнеса и работниците. Те трябва да вървят ръка за ръка. Не приемам крайнодясното управление, което да обслужва само корпорациите и само богатите и всички други да го духат. Ами не става така. Само и единствено при управлението на ГЕРБ имаше такива масови и брутални самоубийства.
    Каква е връзката между хип-хопа и социализма? Как според вас „червените бабички“ възприемат рапа?
    Разбирам иронията ви.
    О, напротив, не става дума за никаква ирония. Просто ми е интересно как електоратът на БСП възприема Мишо Шамара ?
    В случая да застанеш на страната на стария, бедния и болния е чест и достойнство за всеки истински мъж. Ако застанеш на страната на богатия и силния в борбата му срещу слабия и бедния, тогава вече си човек без чест и без достойнство. А в момента всички протестиращи протестират рамо до рамо с Лилянчето която беше министърка, както и с Делянчо, който бе шеф на енергетиката. Даже и Плевнелиева е там. Плевнелиева държи плакат за борба с олигархията. Ако протестът искаше да има истински човешки вид, трябваше да обезглави тия олигарси, дагилинчува, публично да чука с дръжки от метли изродите, които съсипаха страната. Не може 20 души да пият кафе пред парламента пред 40 камери, а в същото време пред къщата на Бойко да има 100 човека, които го карат да работи, а там няма нито една камера.
    Вие сте един от големите критици на президента Росен Плевнелиев. Кое в неговите действия ви подразни най-много?
    Президентът е един от соросоидите. Цялата игра се върти около Иво Прокопиев, НПО-тата на Сорос като „Отворено общество“ и Центъра за изследване на демокрацията, Саша Безуханова, която дълго време работеше в „Хюлет Пакард“ и държи интернет пропагандата чрез фалшиви профили, които вменяват мнение. Не знам дали сте забелязали, като кажеш нещо срещу Бойко и веднага 1000 човека почват да пишат колко е велик обаче използват имена на анимационни герои, те фалшиви профили. Саша Безуханова държи тези неща от дълго време. Изведнъж тя напусна големия си пост и незнайно как почна да основава партия, в която е и Цветелина Бориславова. Чакай малко! Ние все едно падаме от Луната и ни мислят за най-големите тъпанари. (смее се) Те наистина смятат, че останалите хора са малоумни и не виждат какво става.
    Критикувате Бойко Борисов, но не смятате ли, че зад репресиите срещу неудобни хора всъщност е стоял Цветан Цветанов?
    Цветан Цветанов е изпълнителят на поръчителя. На Бойко егото е засегнато от моите изказвания. Всички престъпления са ставали със знанието на Бойко. Сърдят ми се, че съм карал Борисов да работи. Ама много ясно. Аз съм гражданин на тази страна, като Бойко е избран за депутат, трябва да ходи на работа в парламента. Ако не знае – ние гражданите сме суверенът и ако не знае, че сме република и ние ги наемаме тях, т.е. избираме ги и те са нашите работници. Аз като негов работодател искам той да ходи да бачка. Затова, като не работи, имам право да му го напомня.
    През последните дни около вас избухна нов скандал. Нарекохте бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков „еврейска гад“ и предизвикахте вълна от възмущение. Защо го направихте?
    Искам да се извиня на еврейската общност за думите си. Аз съм демократ по душа и съм за равноправието. „Еврейска гад“ бе клиширан израз, които е запаметен от хилядите ксенофобски изказвания, които използват български политици.
    Аз съм българин и християнин и винаги съм заставал зад равноправието на всички -харесвам българските мюсюлмани и българските евреи, и циганите. Вярвам в това, че човек се ражда с червена кръв, а не се ражда като отделен етнос или религия. Хората се раждат добри и лоши и още веднъж се извинявам за тази изтървана реплика. Но е леко расистко да се казва, че при евреите няма лоши хора. Има си и добри, й лоши хора и точно това ги прави един нормален и готин народ. Както евреите си имат гения Айнщайн, така си имат и тъпанаря Дянков. Както си имаме Левски и Ботев, така си имаме и Бойко Борисов. Турците си имат Кемал Ататюрк и Наим Сюлейманоглу, така си имат и Вежди Рашидов. Както един етнос си има мършата, така си има и готините хора. Изобщо не трябва да го правят това на проблем. Много си ги обичам, имам много приятели и мои учители в живота, които са евреи. Много ги уважавам и обичам.
    След изказването ви за Дянков обаче СЕМ бе сезирай и лично шефът Георги Лозанов взе отношение за антисемитската ви реплика. Той коментира, че вие сте донесли на страната поредния абсурд, като сте се превърнали в „официозен рапър“, който все е с властта – и сега, когато червените баби трябва да разучават песните ви, и преди, когато бе сезиране прокуратурата за шегичките ви с националните символи.
    Аз вече написах във фейсбук, че искам присъда за Гого Лозанов за злоупотреба с власт. Не знам как се сезира, мезира или друга гейска дума за това действие, но ако искаме да имаме свобода на словото, трябва да започнем от СЕМ. Тоя изверг във фейсбук страницата си каза, че едва ли не трябва да ме тикнат в затвора за 2 години.
    И накрая споделете как прекарвате лятото?
    Прибирам се във Варна. Моята почивка ще е спорт и плаж всеки ден с децата.
    Мишо Шамара или Биг Ша – как предпочитате да ви наричат?
    На който както му е приятно. Нямам претенции. Казвам се Михаил Станиславов Михайлов и вървя винаги с гордо вдигната глава и въобще не ме притесняват някакви балъци.

  2. Скочиха срещу Мишо Шамара | Хората на Дал искат от властта да се разграничи от „еврейска гад“ | 01.08.2013 14:41 | www.dartsnews.bg | www.dartsnews.bg |
    Народна партия свобода и достойнство на Корман Исмаилов и Касим Дал скочи срещу изказване на Мишо Шамара . Вчера в интервю за ТВ7 рапърът нарече бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков „еврейска гад“. В специална декларация днес от формацията негодуват, че повече от 24 часа „изцепката му в национален ефир остава без последствия“. Мишо Шамара оглавява и протеста в подкрепа на правителството. „Управляващите услужливо извърнаха глава и пуснаха покрай ушите си изказването на своя човек така. Не за първи път БСП и ДПС толерират откровено антиконституционни расистки или направо неонацистки изяви – стига да са от сили, обявили се в тяхна подкрепа“, се казва в документа на НПСД. От партията са убедени, че с всяко подобно действие кабинетът „Орешарски“ тегли черта върху достойнството на граждани и авторитета на България. Те настояват управляващите да се разграничат от Мишо Шамара и да заявят, че няма да търпят изявите на расизъм, антисемитизъм, ксенофобия и неонацизъм от свои поддръжници. „Очакваме да се самосезира прокуратурата. Ние ще сезираме ПЕС и европейските посланици в София. Засега сезираме първо СЕМ“, обяснява лидерът на партията Корман Исмаилов. В декларацията пише още: „Преди вече месец представители на европейското семейство на БСП ги предупредиха, че са минали червената линия на недопустимото вкопчване във властта, като са си осигурили подкрепа на структура като Атака. Оттогава бяха минати още много червени линии. Вчерашната ужасяваща антисемитска проява на най-яркия им поддръжник Биг Ша ни кара да мислим, че дружбата им с Атака е въпрос на споделени ценности, а не на обикновен политически цинизъм“.

  1. Народна партия „Свобода и достойнство“ реагира остро срешу Шамара | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |
    /КРОСС/ И от Народна партия „Свобода и достойнство“ на Корман Исмаилов и Касим Далреагираха остро срещу изказване на Мишо Шамара вчера. В интервю за ТВ7 рапърът нарече бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков „еврейска гад“. В специална декларация днес от формацията обръща внимание на факта, че не е имало официална реакция на грубото изказване на Шамара от нито една страна. Управляващите услужливо извърнаха глава и пуснаха покрай ушите си изказването на своя човек така. Не за първи път БСП и ДПС толерират откровено антиконституционни расистки или направо неонацистки изяви, стига да са от сили, обявили се в тяхна подкрепа, казват от НПСД. От партията са убедени, че с всяко подобно действие кабинетът „Орешарски“ тегли черта върху достойнството на граждани и авторитета на България. Те настояват управляващите да се разграничат от Мишо Шамара и да заявят, че няма да търпят изявите на расизъм, антисемитизъм, ксенофобия и неонацизъм от свои поддръжници. От партията очакват от прокуратурата да се самосезира, а самите те ще сезират ПЕС и европейските посланици в София, както и СЕМ. В декларацията ти от НПСД пишат още: „Преди вече месец представители на европейското семейство на БСП ги предупредиха, че са минали червената линия на недопустимото вкопчване във властта, като са си осигурили подкрепа на структура като „Атака“. Оттогава бяха минати още много червени линии. Вчерашната ужасяваща антисемитска проява на най-яркия им поддръжник Биг Ша ни кара да мислим, че дружбата им с „Атака“ е въпрос на споделени ценности, а не на обикновен политически цинизъм“.

  1. Шамара се извини на евреите за обидите | | 03.08.2013 09:03 | www.bestnews.bg | www.bestnews.bg |
    В интервю на Живка Ангелова за www.sofiapress.com скандалния рап- изпълнител Мишо Шамара каза, че че е християнин и е против разделението на общностите в България. Рапърът се извини на всички евреи за последните си изказвания по техен адрес. Най-знаменателното бе по адрес на Симеон Дянков, наричайги го в ефира на ТВ7 „еврейска гад”.Шамара, който би искал вече да го наричат по друг начин, говори за кариерата си, политическата си ориентация и личните си мотиви за участие в анти-протестите.Преди да застане на страната на Орешарски рапърът симпатизираше много на Слави Бинев и неговата кампания срещу Бойко Борисов и партията му.www.vevesti,comСнимка: sofiapress,com

  1. Мишо Шамара разгневи „Шалом“ с антисемитската реплика „еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | www.fakti.bg | www.fakti.bg |
    Председателят на Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом” Максим Бенвенисти изпрати писмо до изпълнителния директор на ТВ 7 Николай Бареков и до шефката на дирекция „Новини“ Жени Павлова във връзка с антисемитско изказване на рапъра Мишо Шамара , излъчено във вчерашен репортаж в сутрешния блок на медията. В него изпълнителят употребява фразата „еврейска гад“ по адрес на бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков. “Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, смятаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефирът на вашата телевизия за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света”, казва се в писмото. Рапърите и медиите имат силно влияние върху младите хора и формирането на ценностите им, затова категорично се противопоставяме на използането на езика на омразата и на насаждането на ксенофобски нагласи в българското общество, заявяват от „Шалом“. “Силно сме обезпокоени от липсата на реакция на репортера и водещите на сутрешния блок срещу направеното от Мишо Шамара изказване”, добавят те. Същевременно и т.нар. Антиправителствена информационна служба NОрешарски изрази възмущение от случая в открито писмо до Съвета за електронни медии. „Аз съм рапър, аз няма да ставам министър-председател“ не може да е оправдание за изговаряне на серия от нецензурни изрази и антисемитски изказвания в пряк национален ефир! Не намираме и оправдание за това, че след изказванията на г-н Михайлов (истинското име на Мишо Шамара или Биг Ша е Михаил Михайлов – б.ред.) не последва никаква реакция от страна на екипа на телевизията, чието задължение според чл. 10, ал. 6 от Закона за радиото и телевизията е „недопускане на предавания, които противоречат на добрите нрави, особено ако съдържат порнография, възхваляват или оневиняват жестокост или насилие или подбуждат към ненавист въз основа на расов, полов, религиозен или национален признак“, напомня подписалият писмото Николай Стайков, координатор на сайта www.noresharski.com. “Настояваме СЕМ да вземе всички предвидени от Закона за радио и телевизия мерки и санкции. Призоваваме и медиите към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си и в този смисъл – към по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците, ако не е налична техническа възможност за подсигуряване на свободен от реч на омразата ефир”, завършва писмото. България

  1. Станишев осъди антисемитска реплика на Мишо Шамара | Рапърът се извини чрез „Фейсбук“ на еврейската общност | 01.08.2013 18:48 | www.segabg.com | Новини |
    Осъждам всякакви подобни изказвания, те са крайно неуместни. Така лидерът на БСП Сергей Станишев коментира пред OFFNews изявлението на рапъра Мишо Шамара , който като лице на контрапротеста нарече бившия министър на финансите Симеон Дянков “еврейска гад” в предаване на TV 7. “Нещо се е объркал човекът, направил е грешка. Всякакви прояви на расизъм трябва да бъдат отстранени, те по същество са прояви на езика на омразата – независимо дали става въпрос за агресия срещу роми, турци или за антисемитизъм”, казва социалистът Антон Кутев. “А? Това е Мишо Шамара , рапър, какво да го коментирам. Недопустимо е да се намесват етнически елементи при личностната оценка на когото и да било”, отговорил депутатът от ДПС Четин Казак . “Много ли е важно да коментирам какво казал Мишо Шамара ? Това означава да легитимирам този арогантен човек, който пише вулгарни текстове. Нямам такова намерение”, коментира бившият министър на културата Вежди Рашидов от ГЕРБ. “Не мога да коментирам това изказване, не съм го чул, не знам каква е била интонацията, дали е имало ирония и пр.”, казва Павел Шопов от “Атака”. Организацията на евреите в България “Шалом” порица изказването на рапъра. “Това е едно непремерено, необмислено изказване на човек, който е ценен от голяма група млади хора”, заяви председателят на Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти. “Гадта не може да е еврейска, българска, френска. Гадта си е гад. Това е добър урок за това колко бързо могат да се окачват етикети. Ние обаче не смятаме да реагираме остро. Това просто ни показва, че всеки млад човек, а и всички ние, трябва да размисли преди да говори”, посочи Бенвенисти. По-голяма отговорност в случая има телевизията (TV7 – б.р.) като вид институция, тъй като от тяхна страна нямаше никаква реакция на изказването. Затова сме им изпратили писмо, в което изразяваме нашата позиция относно случилото се, не очакваме обратна връзка, обясни той. След изказването на Мишо Шамара последваха и още реакции: „Не съм чул Мишо Шамара да нарича по ТV7 Симеон Дянков “най-некадърната еврейска гад”, но е поредна стъпка към конфронтация в обществото. Абсолютно неприемливо като поведение на публична личност. Поведение, което страна в ЕС не бива нито да толерира, нито да позволява по отношение на нито една етническа или религиозна група. Такива думи са по-страшни от камъните по белия автобус. И трябва еднозначна реакция на политици, интелектуалци, общественици, коментира Георги Кадиев във “Фейсбук”. Мишо Шамара публикува в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което каза, че дълбоко съжалява за изказването си. „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се …на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, сподели рапърът. Шамара казва също, че българският и еврейският народ са велики и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход. Също така добави, че до няколко дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел и представителите на еврейската общност. „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел“, пише той.

  1. И Шамара в катарзис | | 01.08.2013 20:34 | www.offnews.bg | Новини |
    Рапърът Мишо Шамара се извини за репликата “еврейска гад”, която изрече вчера по адрес на бившия министър на финансите Симеон Дянков. В личния си Facebook профил Шамара излезе с “Отворено писмо до медиите”. Публикуваме го без редакторска намеса: Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живиием заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики . Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната влязла в световната история завинаги, с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители. До дни ще посикам среща с негово превъходителство посланникът на Израел , както и представителите на Еврейската общност в българия за да поднеса моите извинения лично . Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения. Мишо Шамара Осъждам всякакви подобни изказвания, те са крайно неуместни. Така лидерът на БСП Сергей Станишев коментира пред OFFNews изцепката на рапъра Мишо Шамара . “Нещо се е объркал човекът, направил е грешка. Всякакви прояви на расизъм трябва да бъдат отстранени, те по същество са прояви на езика на омразата – независимо дали става въпрос за агресия срещу роми, турци или за антисемитизъм”, заяви социалистът Антон Кутев. “А? Това е Мишо Шамара , рапър, какво да го коментирам. Недопустимо е да се намесват етнически елементи при личностната оценка на когото и да било”, отговори депутатът от ДПС Четин Казак на въпрос на OFFNews. “Много ли е важно да коментирам какво казал Мишо Шамара . Това означава да легитимирам този арогантен човек, който пише вулгарни текстове. Нямам такова намерение”, коментира бившият министър на културата Вежди Рашидов от ГЕРБ. “Не мога да коментирам това изказване, не съм го чул, не знам каква е била интонацията, дали е имало ирония и пр.”, каза Павел Шопов от “Атака”. Организацията на евреите в България “Шалом” порица изказването на рапъра. “Това е едно непремерено, необмислено изказване на човек, който е ценен от голяма група млади хора”, заяви председателят на Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти. “Гадта не може да е еврейска, българска, френска. Гадта си е гад. Това е добър урок за това колко бързо могат да се окачват етикети. Ние обаче не смятаме да реагираме остро. Това просто ни показва, че всеки млад човек, а и всички ние, трябва да размисли преди да говори”, посочи Бенвенисти. По-голяма отговорност в случая има телевизията (TV7 – б.р.) като вид институция, тъй като от тяхна страна нямаше никаква реакция на изказването. Затова сме им изпратили писмо, в което изразяваме нашата позиция относно случилото се, не очакваме обратна връзка, обясни той.

  1. Станишев осъди “еврейската гад” на Мишо Шамара | | 01.08.2013 17:20 | www.offnews.bg | Новини |
    Осъждам всякакви подобни изказвания, те са крайно неуместни. Така лидерът на БСП Сергей Станишев коментира пред OFFNews изцепката на рапъра Мишо Шамара , който като лице на контрапротеста нарече бившия министър на финансите Симеон Дянков “еврейска гад”. “Нещо се е объркал човекът, направил е грешка. Всякакви прояви на расизъм трябва да бъдат отстранени, те по същество са прояви на езика на омразата – независимо дали става въпрос за агресия срещу роми, турци или за антисемитизъм”, заяви социалистът Антон Кутев. “А? Това е Мишо Шамара , рапър, какво да го коментирам. Недопустимо е да се намесват етнически елементи при личностната оценка на когото и да било”, отговори депутатът от ДПС Четин Казак на въпрос на OFFNews. “Много ли е важно да коментирам какво казал Мишо Шамара . Това означава да легитимирам този арогантен човек, който пише вулгарни текстове. Нямам такова намерение”, коментира бившият министър на културата Вежди Рашидов от ГЕРБ. “Не мога да коментирам това изказване, не съм го чул, не знам каква е била интонацията, дали е имало ирония и пр.”, каза Павел Шопов от “Атака”. Организацията на евреите в България “Шалом” порица изказването на рапъра. “Това е едно непремерено, необмислено изказване на човек, който е ценен от голяма група млади хора”, заяви председателят на Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти. “Гадта не може да е еврейска, българска, френска. Гадта си е гад. Това е добър урок за това колко бързо могат да се окачват етикети. Ние обаче не смятаме да реагираме остро. Това просто ни показва, че всеки млад човек, а и всички ние, трябва да размисли преди да говори”, посочи Бенвенисти. По-голяма отговорност в случая има телевизията (TV7 – б.р.) като вид институция, тъй като от тяхна страна нямаше никаква реакция на изказването. Затова сме им изпратили писмо, в което изразяваме нашата позиция относно случилото се, не очакваме обратна връзка, обясни той. След изказването на Мишо Шамара последваха и още реакции: Не съм чул Мишо Шамара да нарича по ТV7 Симеон Дянков “най-некадърната еврейска гад”, но е поредна стъпка към конфронтация в обществото. Абсолютно неприемливо като поведение на публична личност. Поведение, което страна в ЕС не бива нито да толерира, нито да позволява по отношение на нито една етническа или религиозна група. Такива думи са по-страшни от камъните по белия автобус. И трябва еднозначна реакция на политици, интелектуалци, общественици, коментира Георги Кадиев във “Фейсбук”. Не намираме и оправдание за това, че след изказванията на г-н Михайлов не последва никаква реакция от страна на екипа на телевизията, чието задължение според чл. 10, ал. 6 от Закона за радиото и телевизията е „недопускане на предавания, които противоречат на добрите нрави, особено ако съдържат порнография, възхваляват или оневиняват жестокост или насилие или подбуждат към ненавист въз основа на расов, полов, религиозен или национален признак“. Настояваме СЕМ да вземе всички предвидени от Закона за радио и телевизия мерки и санкции, се казва в писмо до медийния регулатор, изпратено от координатора на Антиправителствената информационна служба Николай Стайков.

  1. Шамара се сбогува с контрапротеста и се извини на евреите | | 01.08.2013 19:26 | www.pik.bg | Новини |
    За пореден ден се проведе контрапротест в подкрепа на кабинета „Орешарски“ при пилоните на НДК. Традиционно на него присъства и рапърът Мишо Шамара , който, обаче, съобщи, че трябва да се сбогува с хората, защото бърза да замине за Варна. Биг Ша се извини пред микрофона за обидата, нанесена към еврейската общност у нас. Той обясни, че използвал израза „еврейска гад“ механично, без да се замисля. Контрапротестът приключи както винаги преди началото на протеста на жълтите павета. На него присъстваха повечето от хората, които бяха активни в последните дни. Според тях изявлението на Бойко Борисов, че предсрочни избори през септември няма да има, може да се тълкува като сигнал, че кабинетът на Пламен Орешарски може да изкара и целия си мандат. Преди час Мишо Шамара пусна в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което казва, че дълбоко съжалява за изказването си. „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се …на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“. Шамара твърди днес, че българите и евреите са велики народи и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход. До дни той щял д9а поиска среща с посланика на Израел в София и да му се извини. „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел.“, пише той.

  1. Искат от СЕМ да накаже Шамара за това, че нарече Дянков „еврейска гад“, той се извини | | 01.08.2013 16:26 | www.pik.bg | Новини |
    Протестиращите изпратиха писмо до Съвета за електронни медии (СЕМ), в което настояват органът да вземе отношение по повод скандалното изказване на рапъра Мишо Шамара , в което той заяви, че бившият финансов министър Симеон Дянков е „еврейска гад“. „Градусът на публичното говорене в страната е висок и то не само заради летните жеги. Когато обаче това се отразява и на говоренето в телевизионен ефир, което прелива в антисемитски изрази и реч на омразата, няма как да не бъде притеснително за всички нас, зрителите. В рамките на пряко излъчване в сутрешния блок на 31 юли 2013 г. в ефира на ТВ7, изживяващият се като говорител на контрапротестите и всички акции в подкрепа на правителството на Пламен Орешарски рапър Михаил Михайлов a.k.a. Big Sha a.k.a. Мишо Шамара си позволи да употреби словосъчетанието „еврейска гад“, което е меко казано недопустимо“, се казва в писмото. „Аз съм рапър, аз няма да ставам министър-председател“ не може да е оправдание за изговаряне на серия от нецензурни изрази и антисемитски изказвания в пряк национален ефир! „Не намираме и оправдание за това, че след изказванията на г-н Михайлов не последва никаква реакция от страна на екипа на телевизията, чието задължение според чл. 10, ал. 6 от Закона за радиото и телевизията е „недопускане на предавания, които противоречат на добрите нрави, особено ако съдържат порнография, възхваляват или оневиняват жестокост или насилие или подбуждат към ненавист въз основа на расов, полов, религиозен или национален признак“. „Настояваме СЕМ да вземе всички предвидени от Закона за радио и телевизия мерки и санкции“. „Призоваваме и медиите към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си и в този смисъл, към по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците, ако не е налична техническа възможност за подсигуряване на свободен от реч на омразата ефир.“ Междувременно варненският рапър избра да използва трибуната на „Фейсбук“, за да се извини официално за думите си към Симеон Дянков. Ето какво написа той: Отворено писмо до медиите . Мишо Шамара : дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам за изпусната реплика Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живиием заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики . Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната влязла в световната история завинаги, с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители. До дни ще посикам среща с негово превъходителство посланникът на Израел , както и представителите на Еврейската общност в българия за да поднеса моите извинения лично . Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения“, помоли за прошка Биг Ша.

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини за обидната реплика | | 01.08.2013 18:59 | www.grama.bg | Новини |
    Мишо Шамара се извини на еврейската общност у нас за изпусната реплика по адрес на Симеон Дянков. По-рано днес той изригна в ефира на TV7 по адрес на бившия финансов министър: „Нормално е да поправят неговия бюджет. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. Председателят на „Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти не закъсня с отговора, като заяви: „Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. Малко след това Мишо Шамара публикува извинително писмо на стената си във Фейсбук: „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики“, пише Мишо Шамара . КРОСС

  1. Мишо Шамара се извинява на Дянков и на евреите | | 01.08.2013 17:56 | www.novinite.bg | Новини |
    „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков“, пише в писмо до медиите рапърът Михаил Михайлов, известен като Мишо Шамара . „Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се, както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства, както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и българският народ са велики. Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители“, пише още Мишо Шамара . „До дни ще поискам среща с негово превъзходителство посланика на Израел, както и представителите на Еврейската общност в България, за да поднеса моите извинения лично. Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения“, заключава скандалният рапър. Припомняме, че в сряда сутринта новото лице на червените направи расистко изказване по време на пряко включване на ТВ7 от контрапротеста. Точните му думи бяха: „Във всички случаи трябва да се оправи бюджет, който е правен преди това от Дянков – най-некадърния министър на икономиката, някога управлявал е тоя еврейски гад, който ограби България“.

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини на евреите | | 01.08.2013 17:39 | www.bgdnes.bg | Новини |
    Мишо Шамара изненадващо се обясни в любов на евреите и се извини за изпусната реплика по адрес на Симеон Дянков. По-рано днес той изригна в ефира на TV7 по адрес на бившия финансов министър: „Нормално е да поправят неговия бюджет. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. Веднага след това последва реакция от еврейската общност. „Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“, заяви Максим Бенвенисти, председателят на „Шалом“ у нас. Малко след това Мишо Шамара публикува извинително писмо на стената си във Фейсбук: „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики“, пише Мишо Шамара .

  1. Мишо Шамара: Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | dir.bg | Новини | БГНЕС
    Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков, пише в писмо до медиите рапърът Михаил Михайлов, известен като Мишо Шамара . Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков, пише в писмо до медиите рапърът Михаил Михайлов, известен като Мишо Шамара . Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се, както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямами никога не съм имал лоши чувства, както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и българският народ са велики. Горд съм, че съм българини живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители, пише още Мишо Шамара . До дни ще поискам среща с негово превъзходителство посланика на Израел, както и представителите на Еврейската общност вБългария, за да поднеса моите извинения лично. Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения, заключава рапърът. /БГНЕС

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини за обидната реплика | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | dir.bg | Новини | Агенция КРОСС
    /КРОСС/ Мишо Шамара се извини на еврейската общност у нас за изпусната реплика по адрес на Симеон Дянков. По-рано днес той изригна в ефира на TV7 по адрес на бившия финансов министър: “Нормално е да поправят неговия бюджет. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. Председателят на “Шалом“ Максим Бенвенисти не закъсня с отговора, като заяви: “Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. Малко след това Мишо Шамара публикува извинително писмо на стената си във Фейсбук: “Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики“, пише Мишо Шамара .

  1. Мишо Шамара разгневи “Шалом“ с антисемитската реплика “еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | dir.bg | Новини | Fakti.bg
    Председателят на Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом” Максим Бенвенисти изпрати писмо до изпълнителния директор на ТВ 7 Николай Бареков и до шефката на дирекция „Новини“ Жени Павлова във връзка с антисемитско изказване на рапъра Мишо Шамара , излъчено във вчерашен репортаж в сутрешния блок на медията. В него изпълнителят употребява фразата „еврейска гад“ по адрес на бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков. “Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, смятаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефирът на вашата телевизия за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света”, казва се в писмото. Рапърите и медиите имат силно влияние върху младите хора и формирането на ценностите им, затова категорично се противопоставяме на използането на езика на омразата и на насаждането на ксенофобски нагласи в българското общество, заявяват от „Шалом“. “Силно сме обезпокоени от липсата на реакция на репортера и водещите на сутрешния блок срещу направеното от Мишо Шамара изказване”, добавят те.

  1. „Шалом” бесни на Шамара за антисемитско изказване | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | dir.bg | Новини | News Bg
    Припомняме, вчера в сутрешния блок Шамара изригна – Организация на евреите в България „Шалом“ разпространи остро изявление по повод казаното от Мишо Шамара в ефира на ТВ 7.Припомняме, вчера в сутрешния блок Шамара изригна – „Нормално е да поправят бюджета на Симеон Дянков. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“.Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, считаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефира на телевизията за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света, пишат от „Шалом“ до ръководството на медиата.

  1. Народна партия “Свобода и достойнство“ реагира остро срешу Шамара | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | dir.bg | Новини | Агенция КРОСС
    /КРОСС/ И от Народна партия “Свобода и достойнство“ на Корман Исмаилов и Касим Далреагираха остро срещу изказване на Мишо Шамара вчера. В интервю за ТВ7 рапърът нарече бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков “еврейска гад“. В специална декларация днес от формацията обръща внимание на факта, че не е имало официална реакция на грубото изказване на Шамара от нито една страна.Управляващите услужливо извърнаха глава и пуснаха покрай ушите си изказването на своя човек така. Не за първи път БСП и ДПС толерират откровено антиконституционни расистки или направо неонацистки изяви, стига да са от сили, обявили се в тяхна подкрепа, казват от НПСД. От партията са убедени, че с всяко подобно действие кабинетът “Орешарски“ тегли черта върху достойнството на граждани и авторитета на България. Те настояват управляващите да се разграничат от Мишо Шамара и да заявят, че няма да търпят изявите на расизъм, антисемитизъм, ксенофобия и неонацизъм от свои поддръжници. От партията очакват от прокуратурата да се самосезира, а самите те ще сезират ПЕС и европейските посланици в София, както и СЕМ.В декларацията ти от НПСД пишат още: “Преди вече месец представители на европейското семейство на БСП ги предупредиха, че са минали червената линия на недопустимото вкопчване във властта, като са си осигурили подкрепа на структура като “Атака“. Оттогава бяха минати още много червени линии. Вчерашната ужасяваща антисемитска проява на най-яркия им поддръжник Биг Ша ни кара да мислим, че дружбата им с “Атака“ е въпрос на споделени ценности, а не на обикновен политически цинизъм“.

  1. Единична публична реакция досега на антисемитското изказване на Мишо Шамара | | 01.08.2013 15:36 | mediapool.bg | Новини |
    Корман Исмаилов Грубо антисемитско изказване на рапъра Мишо Шамара в ефира на ТВ7 повече от 24 часа остана без публична реакция. В сряда рапърът, който стана лице на контрапротестите в защита на правителството на Пламен Орешарски, нарече бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков „некадърна еврейска гад“. Не последва никаква публична реакция, а изцепката очевидно бе приета за част от „колорита и речника на музиканта“. В четвъртък бе разпространена единствената до момента публична реакция – на лидера на Народна партия „Свобода и достойнство“ Корман Исмаилов, но в качеството му на представител на „група български, турски, арменски, еврейски, ромски и пр. гадове“, както той е подписал декларацията. „Вече повече от 24 часа една отвратителна изцепка, направена в национален ефир, остава без последствия. Вчера в интервю за ТВ7 лицето на контрапротеста в подкрепа на кабинета Орешарски Мишо Шамара нарече един бивш министър „еврейска гад“. Веднага след това правителството прие с охота подписка в своя защита, поднесена му от антисемита“, се казва в декларацията. „Управляващите услужливо извърнаха глава и пуснаха покрай ушите си изказването на своя човек така, както се подхилкваха мълчаливо и гледаха разсеяно, когато другият им любим антисемит вдигаше нетърпимо неприличен скандал в президентството“. „Не за първи път БСП и ДПС толерират откровено антиконституционни расистки или направо неонацистки изяви – стига да са от сили, обявили се в тяхна подкрепа. С всяко свое подобно действие настоящата власт тегли по една черта върху достойнството ни на граждани и върху авторитета на България. Преди вече месец представители на европейското семейство на БСП ги предупредиха, че са минали червената линия на недопустимото вкопчване във властта, като са си осигурили подкрепа на структура като „Атака“. „Оттогава бяха минати още много червени линии. Вчерашната ужасяваща антисемитска проява на най-яркия им поддръжник Биг Ша ни кара да мислим, че дружбата им с „Атака“ е въпрос на споделени ценности, а не на обикновен политически цинизъм. „Очакваме управляващите и подкрепяното от Шамара правителство недвусмислено да се разграничат от въпросния рапър и да заявят, че няма да търпят изявите на расизъм, антисемитизъм, ксенофобия и неонацизъм от своите поддръжници. Очакваме да се самосезира прокуратурата. Ние ще сезираме ПЕС и европейските посланици в София. Засега сезираме първо СЕМ“, се казва в декларацията.

  1. „Шалом“ бесни на Мишо Шамара, нарекъл Дянков „еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 18:05 | news.data.bg | Новини |
    Организация на евреите в България „Шалом“ разпространи остро изявление по повод казаното от Мишо Шамара в ефира на ТВ 7. Вчера в сутрешния блок Шамара изригна – „Нормално е да поправят бюджета на Симеон Дянков. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. „Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, считаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефира на телевизията за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света“, пишат от „Шалом“ до ръководството на медията. „Рапърите и медиите имат силно влияние върху младите хора и формирането на ценностите им, затова категорично се противопоставяме на използването на езика на омразата и на насаждането на ксенофобски нагласи в българското общество“, заявява още Организацията на евреите в България. След като „Шалом“ и други организации скочиха срещу антисемитското изказване, Шамара разпространи извиненията си: „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, изтъква в отворено писмо рапърът. „Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики. Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители. Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения“, завършва писмото Мишо Шамара и информира, че до дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел, както и с представителите на Еврейската общност в България, за да поднесе лично извиненията си.

  1. Шамара: Братя, извинете ме, българският и еврейският народ са велики | | 01.08.2013 17:43 | news.ibox.bg | Новини |
    Няколко часа, след като „Шалом“ и други организации скочиха срещу антисемитското изказване на Мишо Шамара , той разпространи извиненията си. Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков, пише рапърът. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори, декларира той. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика, изтъква още Шамара. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики. Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители, подчертава Мишо Шамара . Той информира, че до дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел, както и с представителите на Еврейската общност в България, за да поднесе лично извиненията си. Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения, завършва отвореното писмо на Мишо Шамара .

  1. Шамара се извини, че нарече Дянков „еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 18:06 | www.24chasa.bg | Новини | 24 часа онлайн
    Преди по-малко от денонощие Мишо Шамара нарече бившия финансов министър Дянков „еврейска гад“. С това си изказване рапърът предизвика смут. В отговор на изказването му, председателят на „Шалом“ в България, Максим Бенвенисти заяви, че „гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. До Съвета за електронни медии (СЕМ) беше изпратено писмо от Антиправителствената информационна служба, според която антисемисткото изказване на „изживяващия се като говорител“ рапър е притеснително и недопустимо и незабавно трябва да се вземат законни мерки и санкции. Медиите също бяха призовани към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си, както и към „по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците“. Преди около час Мишо Шамара публикува в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което каза, че дълбоко съжалява за изказването си. „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се …на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, сподели рапърът. Шамара каза също, че българските и евреите са велики народи и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход. Също така добави, че до няколко дни ще поиска среща с посланника на Израел и представителите на еврейската общност. „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел.“, допълни още той. От социалната мрежа реагираха остро и с намешка на изказването на Шамара, като го нарекоха „палячо“, „неграмотник“ и човек, продал семейството и децата си.

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини на евреите | Ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич, твърди рапърът | 01.08.2013 17:15 | www.blitz.bg | Новини |
    Мишо Шамара изненадващо се обясни в любов на евреите и се извини за изпусната реплика по адрес на Симеон Дянков. По-рано днес той изригна в ефира на TV7 по адрес на бившия финансов министър: „Нормално е да поправят неговия бюджет. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. Веднага след това последва реакция от еврейската общност. “Гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия”, заяви Максим Бенвенисти, председателят на “Шалом” у нас. Малко след това Мишо Шамара публикува извинително писмо на стената си във Фейсбук: “Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики”, пише Мишо Шамара . /БЛИЦ

  2. Шамара се извини, че нарече Дянков „еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 18:30 | www.dnesplus.bg | Новини |
    Преди по-малко от денонощие Мишо Шамара нарече бившия финансов министър Дянков „еврейска гад“. С това си изказване рапърът предизвика смут. В отговор на изказването му, председателят на „Шалом“ в България, Максим Бенвенисти заяви, че „гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. До Съвета за електронни медии (СЕМ) беше изпратено писмо от Антиправителствената информационна служба, според която антисемисткото изказване на „изживяващия се като говорител“ рапър е притеснително и недопустимо и незабавно трябва да се вземат законни мерки и санкции. Медиите също бяха призовани към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си, както и към „по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците“. Преди около час Мишо Шамара публикува в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което каза, че дълбоко съжалява за изказването си. „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се…на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, сподели рапърът. Шамара каза също, че българските и евреите са велики народи и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход. Също така добави, че до няколко дни ще поиска среща с посланника на Израел и представителите на еврейската общност. „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел.“, допълни още той. От социалната мрежа реагираха остро и с намешка на изказването на Шамара, като го нарекоха „палячо“, „неграмотник“ и човек, продал семейството и децата си. /24chasa.bg Днес+

  1. Прокуратурата няма да се сезира за обидните думи на Мишо Шамара | | 03.08.2013 17:05 | www.dnevnik.bg | Новини | От Дневник
    Прокуратурата няма да се сезира за ксенофобското изказване на рапъра Михаил Михайлов – Мишо Шамара , защото става въпрос за дума и обида, за които засегнатата страна може да си търси правата в съда по частен път, съобщава „Правен свят“, позовавайки се на отговор на въпрос, който е бил изпратен до държавното обвинение. На 31 юли Шамара употреби в предаване на ТВ7 израза „еврейска гад“, докато критикуваше бившия финансов министър Симеон Данков. След изказването, Съветът за електронни медии (СЕМ) беше сезиран за расистките думи на рапъра от Антиправителствената информационна служба, чиито представители призоваха медиите към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си и към по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците. Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом“ порица изказването на рапъра. „Извинявам се, както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, гласеше част от писмото на рапара до медиите, с което той се извиняваше на еврейската общонст. Юристи определят пред „Правен свят“ постъпката на прокуратурата като правилна, смятайки, че идеята тя да се намесва в подобни сюжети не е добра, защото е очевидно, че целта на рапъра не е проповядване или подбуждане към национална, етническа или верска омраза, а изразяване на негативно отношение. Ден след изказването си, в писмо до медиите Мишо Шамара се извини за обидните думи, заявявайки, че никога не е имал лоши чувства към което и да е малцинство. В писмото пишеше, че до дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел в София и с представителите на Еврейската общност, за да им поднесе лично извиненията си. В писмото рапърът беше написал, че съжалявам дълбоко и искрено за „неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков“. Думите си в телевизионния ефир той определи като груба грешка, която никога няма да се повтори. От една година срещу Мишо Шамара има разследване, водено от Софийската градска прокуратура за опетняване на националното знаме. То беше образувано след сигнал на Съвета за електронни медии. Производството срещу Шамара е заради участието му в предаването „Карбовски директно“, където при обяснението си за текста на песента казва: „Аз не съм го опорочил, ами знамето опорочава нас.“ Образуваното производство е и заради най-спорните момента в текста на песента, изпълнени от Конса: „От трите цвята най-много обичам бялото. Зеленото го пуша и съм high. Не прекалявам с нищо, щото I dont wanna die, die. Червеното е като мензис, като кисела мацка с „Тойота Авенсис“.

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини на еврейската общност заради обидни думи по телевизията | | 01.08.2013 19:16 | www.dnevnik.bg | Новини | От Дневник
    Рапърът Мишо Шамара се извини днес на еврейската общност заради обидни думи, които употреби в предаване на живо по ТВ7 вчера, когато критикувайки бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков го нарече „еврейска гад“. Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков, пише в писмо до медиите рапърът. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. През последния месец рапърът се превърна в един от лидерите на демонстриращите в подкрепа на правителството и редовно предвожда акциите на поддръжниците на кабинета. Извинявам се, както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства, както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България, пише още Мишо Шамара . Той уверява още, че до дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел в София и с представителите на Еврейската общност, за да им поднесе лично извиненията си. Съветът за електронни медии беше сезиран за расисткото изказване на Мишо Шамара от Антиправителствената информационна служба, чиито представители призоваха медиите към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си и към по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците. Организацията на евреите в България „Шалом“ порица изказването на рапъра. Осъждам всякакви подобни изказвания, те са крайно неуместни, коментира пред offnews.bg и лидерът на БСП Сергей Станишев.

  1. Шамара си посипа главата с пепел | | 01.08.2013 20:15 | www.frognews.bg | Новини |
    „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях…“, пише засрамен от агресивния си тон рапърът. След като преди ден подкрепящият кабинета Орешарски рапър Мишо Шамара нарече бившия финансов министър Дянков „еврейска гад“, а председателят на организацията „Шалом“ в България, Максим Бенвенисти реагира моментално, че „гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“, до Съвета за електронни медии беше изпратено писмо от Антиправителствената информационна служба, според която антисемисткото изказване на „изживяващия се като говорител“ рапър е притеснително и недопустимо и незабавно трябва да се вземат законни мерки и санкции. В резултат на това Мишо Шамара публикува в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което пише: „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се …на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“. Той съобщава, че българските и евреите са велики народи и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход, а до няколко дни щял да поиска среща с посланника на Израел и представителите на еврейската общност: „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел“, пише Шамара.

  1. Мишо Шамара се извини на евреите за обида към Дянков | | 01.08.2013 18:18 | www.trud.bg | Новини |
    Преди по-малко от денонощие Мишо Шамара нарече бившия финансов министър Дянков „еврейска гад“. С това си изказване рапърът предизвика смут. В отговор на изказването му председателят на „Шалом“ в България Максим Бенвенисти заяви, че „гадът си е гад, няма етнос и религия“. До Съвета за електронни медии (СЕМ) беше изпратено писмо от Антиправителствената информационна служба, според която антисемисткото изказване на „изживяващия се като говорител“ рапър е притеснително и недопустимо и незабавно трябва да се вземат законни мерки и санкции. Медиите също бяха призовани към по-голяма отговорност към зрителите си, както и към „по-внимателно подбиране на събеседниците“. Преди около час Мишо Шамара публикува в социалната мрежа отворено писмо до медиите, в което каза, че дълбоко съжалява за изказването си. „Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се …на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, сподели рапърът. Шамара каза също, че българските и евреите са велики народи и се радва, че има много приятели и учители от еврейски произход. Също така добави, че до няколко дни ще поиска среща с посланника на Израел и представителите на еврейската общност. „От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел.“, допълни още той. От социалната мрежа реагираха остро и с намешка на изказването на Шамара, като го нарекоха „палячо“, „неграмотник“ и човек, продал семейството и децата си.

  1. Мишо Шамара: Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено се извинявам | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | www.v2.bgnes.com | Новини |
    Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков, пише в писмо до медиите рапърът Михаил Михайлов, известен като Мишо Шамара . Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се, както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика. Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства, както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и българският народ са велики.Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители, пише още Мишо Шамара . До дни ще поискам среща с негово превъзходителство посланика на Израел, както и представителите на Еврейската общност в България, за да поднеса моите извинения лично.Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения, заключава рапърът. /БГНЕССофия / България

  1. Мишо Шамара: Олигарси като Плевнелиеви и Безуханова ли ще ни управляват? | Антикомунист съм, но само БСП защитава демокрацията, казва рапърът | 05.08.2013 08:00 | www.vsekiden.com | Новини | Автор: Марина Чертова
    Михаил Михайлов, известен като Мишо Шамара и Биг Ша, е рап изпълнител. Роден е на 27 декември 1972 г. във Варна. Има записани десетки хитове. Преди месец в разгара на протестите срещу кабинета „Орешарски“ певецът даде подкрепата си за новия премиер и лично присъства на контрапротестите пред НДК. Миналата година имаше проблеми с прокуратурата, след като по сигнал на шефа на СЕМ Георги Лозанов обвинителите се самосезираха за текст от песента на Мишо Шамара „Бяло, зелено, червено“ с мотива, че се обругавало българското знаме и герб. От много организации това бе оценено като грубо потъпкване на свободата на словото. След три месеца делото срещу Мишо Шамара бе прекратено. Потърсихме рапъра, за да ни каже защо харесва Пламен Орешарски и как се чувства сред червените бабички. Мишо, защо подкрепихте правителството на Орешарски? Лично занесохте в Министерския съвет кашоните с подписката „за“ кабинета. Кое ви накара да го направите? Няма нищо изненадващо в това. И на малките деца е ясно, че падне ли Орешарски, Бойко Борисов идва на власт. Това не трябва да се допуска в никакъв случай. Никой не иска тоя селянин от Банкя да управлява повече страната. ГЕРБ съсипа държавата, бизнеса. А Борисов доказа, че е изключителен егоцентрик и не се интересува от България. И на малките е ясно, че президентът Росен Плевнелиев е негова кукла на конци. Ако падне Орешарски, той пак ще назначи министрите и те ще започнат да мамят с чувалите, както направиха в Костинброд. Супер елементарно и просто е да се смята, че ако падне Орешарски, ще дойде нещо по-хубаво. Вие имахте разговор с премиера. Какво впечатление ви направи той? Орешарски е един умерен и уравновесен човек, скромен и добронамерен. Много добро впечатление ми направи. И той, разбира се, като всеки човек греши, но той си признава грешките и бързо ги поправя. Орешарски е човек за разлика от божеството Бойко. Искам да ме управлява нормален човек като Орешарски. Има коментари, че всъщност подкрепяте сегашното правителство само защото преди година по времето на ГЕРБ бяхте разследван за обида на държавните символи заради песента си „Бяло, зелено, червено“. Пеехте „Не вярвам в ГЕРБ, но силно вярвам в герба…“ Това е едно от най-малките неща. Ние имахме същия случай като „Пуси Райът“. Целият Европейски съюз и Америка разкритикуваха Русия, а тук в задния двор на Европа се случи същото и никой не реагира на потъпкването на свободата на словото. Дори Европейската народна партия продължаваше да подкрепя един абсолютно диктаторски режим. През изминалите 4 години всеки, който не се съобразяваше с Борисов, страдаше. Всеки, който не боготвори божествения беше наказван и смазван. Въобще недоумявам кой може да го подкрепя и да иска той да се върне на власт. Най ме вбесяват медиите на Прокопиев, които работят да падне кабинетът. За пръв се качихте на събора на БСП на Бузлуджа в края на юли. Какво изпитахте на върха? Какво беше настроението ви? Всички разправят, че комунистите били гадни. Отидох на Бузлуджа да видя „гадните“ комунисти и сам да се уверя дали от устата на тези хора бълва огън, а от ушите – лава. Видях обаче само нормални хора – и хора, които работят, и пенсионери, и студенти, и млади, и стари. Стига сте демонизирали, че комунистите били някакви гадове. Комунизъм няма от 25 години, няма и да има. Аз съм най-големият антикомунист. Щом заставам зад БСП, значи има защо. В момента това е единствената демократична политическа структура, в която въпреки че има йерархия, има плурализъм. БСП защитава демокрацията. Погледнете какво е в ГЕРБ. Лидерът се е вживял в ролята на божество, той няма елементарно уважение към съпартийците си, няма елементарно уважение към човещината и към другия човек. Познавате ли се със Сергей Станишев? Познаваме се. Говорих с него, когато преди година ме защити в парламента. Тогава той рискува политическата си кариера, защитавайки свободата на словото. Много му благодаря за това. Станишев зае изключително смела гражданска позиция, и то в момент, когато медиите можеха да го разсипят. Това беше няколко дни преди да го изберат за лидер на ПЕС. Имам отличен контакт с него. И той подобно на Орешарски е много уравновесен човек. Добрият политик е този, който намери баланса между корпорациите и малкия човек, между бизнеса и работниците. Те трябва да вървят ръка за ръка. Не приемам крайнодясното управление, което да обслужва само корпорациите и само богатите и всички други да го духат. Ами не става така. Само и единствено при управлението на ГЕРБ имаше такива масови и брутални самоубийства. Каква е връзката между хип-хопа и социализма? Как според вас „червените бабички“ възприемат рапа? Разбирам иронията ви. О, напротив, не става дума за никаква ирония. Просто ми е интересно как електоратът на БСП възприема Мишо Шамара ? В случая да застанеш на страната на стария, бедния и болния е чест и достойнство за всеки истински мъж. Ако застанеш на страната на богатия и силния в борбата му срещу слабия и бедния, тогава вече си човек без чест и без достойнство. А в момента всички протестиращи протестират рамо до рамо с Лилянчето, която беше министърка, както и с Делянчо, който бе шеф на енергетиката. Даже и Плевнелиева е там. Плевнелиева държи плакат за борба с олигархията. Ако протестът искаше да има истински човешки вид, трябваше да обезглави тия олигарси, да ги линчува, публично да чука с дръжки от метли изродите, които съсипаха страната. Не може 20 души да пият кафе пред парламента пред 40 камери, а в същото време пред къщата на Бойко да има 100 човека, които го карат да работи, а там няма нито една камера. Вие сте един от големите критики на президента Росен Плевнелиев. Кое в неговите действия ви подразни най-много? Президентът е един от соросоидите. Цялата игра се върти около Иво Прокопиев, НПО-тата на Сорос като „Отворено общество“ и Центъра за изследване на демокрацията, Саша Безуханова, която дълго време работеше в „Хюлет Пакард“ и държи интернет пропагандата чрез фалшиви профили, които вменяват мнение. Не знам дали сте забелязали, като кажеш нещо срещу Бойко и веднага 1000 човека почват да пишат колко е велик, обаче използват имена на анимационни герои, т.е фалшиви профили. Саша Безуханова държи тези неща от дълго време. Изведнъж тя напусна големия си пост и незнайно как почна да основава партия, в която е и Цветелина Бориславова. Чакай малко! Ние все едно падаме от Луната и ни мислят за най-големите тъпанари. (смее се) Те наистина смятат, че останалите хора са малоумни и не виждат какво става. Критикувате Бойко Борисов, но не смятате ли, че зад репресиите срещу неудобни хора всъщност е стоял Цветан Цветанов? Цветан Цветанов е изпълнителят на поръчителя. На Бойко егото е засегнато от моите изказвания. Всички престъпления са ставали със знанието на Бойко. Сърдят ми се, че съм карал Борисов да работи. Ама много ясно. Аз съм гражданин на тази страна, като Бойко е избран за депутат, трябва да ходи на работа в парламента. Ако не знае – ние гражданите сме суверенът и ако не знае, че сме република и ние ги наемаме тях, т.е. избираме ги и те са нашите работници. Аз като негов работодател искам той да ходи да бачка. Затова, като не работи, имам право да му го напомня. През последните дни около вас избухна нов скандал. Нарекохте бившия финансов министър Симеон Дянков „еврейска гад“ и предизвикахте вълна от възмущение. Защо го направихте? Искам да се извиня на еврейската общност за думите си. Аз съм демократ по душа и съм за равноправието. „Еврейска гад“ бе клиширан израз, който е запаметен от хилядите ксенофобски изказвания, които използват български политици. Аз съм българин и християнин и винаги съм заставал зад равноправието на всички – харесвам българските мюсюлмани и българските евреи, и циганите. Вярвам в това, че човек се ражда с червена кръв, а не се ражда като отделен етнос или религия. Хората се раждат добри и лоши и още веднъж се извинявам за тази изтървана реплика. Но е леко расистко да се казва, че при евреите няма лоши хора. Има си и добри, и лоши хора и точно това ги прави един нормален и готин народ. Както евреите си имат гения Айнщайн, така си имат и тъпанаря Дянков. Както си имаме Левски и Ботев, така си имаме и Бойко Борисов. Турците си имат Кемал Ататюрк и Наим Сюлейманоглу, така си имат и Вежди Рашидов. Както един етнос си има мършата, така си има и готините хора. Изобщо не трябва да го правят това на проблем. Много си ги обичам, имам много приятели и мои учители в живота, които са евреи. Много ги уважавам и обичам. След изказването ви за Дянков обаче СЕМ бе сезиран и лично шефът Георги Лозанов взе отношение за антисемитската ви реплика. Той коментира, че вие сте донесъл на страната поредния абсурд, като сте се превърнал в „официозен рапър“, който все е с властта – и сега, когато червените баби трябва да разучават песните ви, и преди, когато бе сезирана прокуратурата за шегичките ви с националните символи. Аз вече написах във Фейсбук, че искам присъда за Гого Лозанов за злоупотреба с власт. Не знам как се сезира, мезира или друга гейска дума за това действие, но ако искаме да имаме свобода на словото, трябва да започнем от СЕМ. Тоя изверг във Фейсбук страницата си каза, че едва ли не трябва да ме тикнат в затвора за 2 години. И накрая споделете как прекарвате лятото? Прибирам се във Варна. Моята почивка ще е спорт и плаж всеки ден с децата. Мишо Шамара или Биг Ша – как предпочитате да ви наричат? На който както му е приятно. Нямам претенции. Казвам се Михаил Станиславов Михайлов и вървя винаги с гордо вдигната глава и въобще не ме притесняват някакви балъци.

  1. „Шалом“ бесни на Мишо Шамара, нарекъл Дянков „еврейска гад“ | | 01.08.2013 18:54 | www.snews.bg | ?????? |
    Организация на евреите в България „Шалом“ разпространи остро изявление по повод казаното от Мишо Шамара в ефира на ТВ 7. Припомняме, вчера в сутрешния блок Шамара изригна: „Нормално е да поправят бюджета на Симеон Дянков. Той е най-некадърната еврейска гад“. „Независимо от езика и изразните средства, които един рапър използва, както и независимо от етническата и религиозна принадлежност на хората и техния обществен статус, считаме, че е недопустимо да се правят ксенофобски и антисемитски изказвания и да се използва ефира на телевизията за насаждане на омраза към еврейската общност в България и в света“, пишат от „Шалом“ до ръководството на медията. „Рапърите и медиите имат силно влияние върху младите хора и формирането на ценностите им, затова категорично се противопоставяме на използването на езика на омразата и на насаждането на ксенофобски нагласи в българското общество“, заявява още Организацията на евреите в България. След като „Шалом“ и други организации скочиха срещу антисемитското изказване, Шамара разпространи извиненията си: „Дълбоко съжалявам и искрено си извинявам за неволно изпусната реплика по адрес на бившия министър Симеон Дянков. Това е груба грешка и никога повече няма да се повтори. Извинявам се както на българската еврейска общност, която много уважавам и имам прекрасни приятели сред тях, извинявам се на бившия министър за агресивния тон и на всички други, които са чули неволно изпусната механично клиширана реплика“, изтъква в отворено писмо рапърът. „Нямам и никога не съм имал лоши чувства както към евреите, така и към което и да е друго малцинство в България. От векове живеем заедно, ще живеем заедно и занапред в братство и обич. Това е била винаги и моята цел. Еврейският и Българският народ са велики. Горд съм, че съм българин и живея в страната, влязла в световната история завинаги с това, че спаси своите евреи от лагерите на смъртта. Горд съм и с това, че много от техните потомци са мои приятели, а и мои учители. Още веднъж – братя, моля приемете моите извинения“, завършва писмото Мишо Шамара и информира, че до дни ще поиска среща с посланика на Израел, както и с представителите на Еврейската общност в България, за да поднесе лично извиненията си. Източник: SNews.bg



1. Benvenisti: The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin | | 01.08.2013 14:24 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS / Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former deputy prime minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think”, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

2. Benvenisti: The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin | | 01.08.2013 14:43 | www.grama.bg | News |

Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

3. The President of „Shalom” before BLITZ: Shamara is young, he has time to correct | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | www.bgdnes.bg | News |

„Misho Shamara is young, he has time to correct. The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “ a Jewish vermin” before TV7. „I have seen Shamara in Brussels at the Rescue of Bulgarian Jews exhibition. He was „screaming” hypocrites against us. Neither Dyankov, nor any member of his family is a member of “Shalom”, said the leader of the Jewish community in our country.

„People should think when they talk. Especially rappers because nowadays, they have an influence on young people. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin,” said Benvenisti. During the yesterday’s counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government, Misho Shamara said: „The budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria.” It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He also said that, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. “We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti.

4. The President of “Shalom” before BLITZ: Shamara is young, he has time to correct | The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | 01.08.2013 16:23| www.blitz.bg | News |

Misho Shamara is young, he has time to correct. The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before BLITZ in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” before TV7. „I have seen Shamara in Brussels at the exhibition „The Rescue of Bulgarian Jews. He was “screaming” hypocrites” against us. Neither Dyankov, nor any member of his family is a member of “Shalom”, said the leader of the Jewish community in our country. „People should think when they talk. Especially rappers, because nowadays, they have an influence on young people. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin,” added Benvenisti. During the yesterday’s counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government, Misho Shamara said: „The budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria. “It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He also said that, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. “We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Boncho GENADIEV, BLITZ

5. Benvenisti: The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin | | 01.08.2013 14:24 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS / Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria „, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

6. “Shalom”: We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of TV7 in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara | 02.08.2013 18:21 | www.glasove.com |???|

“Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, says the letter addressed to the Executive Director Nikolay Barekov. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara”, also says the letter of Shalom and expresses hope that the television you will not let TV 7 to become a conductor of xenophobia and anti-Semitism. more in the category

7. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS/ Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

8. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | | 03.08.2013 01:02 | 24 Chasa | Page 4 |

The rapper Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community and to the former Minister of Finance Simeon Dyankov for calling the latter a Jewish verminlive on a TV show.

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said Shamara in a letter to the media, who is one of the faces of the counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government.

He assures that he has no bad feelings towards Jews and says that he would seek a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community to apologize to them personally for his words.

9. Enough with the language of hatred | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Zemya | page 3 |

Before couple of days in a TV interview, the rapper Misho Shamara, who today is one of the faces of the counter-protest, allowed himself to make an anti-Semitic statement, which is absolutely unacceptable – the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov was called “a Jewish vermin”. Our newspaper is the sharpest critic of Dyankov and his policies, but the Dyankov’s mistakes shall not be related to his ethnic origin or religion. A politician is good or bad not because he/she is a Bulgarian, Turkish, Jewish or Armenian. A primordial Bulgarian tradition, bequeathed to us by our ancestors, is to respect the differences and to be tolerant. Vasil Levski most clearly says that there is a space for everyone in free Bulgaria. It is sad that the rapper Misho Shamara, who apparently decided that politics is his new field, became the latest spokesperson of the hatred. Such a man has no place among the defenders of the government. It is even worse that the language of hatred is experiencing a renaissance. The insults, swearing and threats have become an integral part of the political speeches, while the aggression flooded both streets and institutions. Equally reprehensible are the words “red trash” that we hear from the “smart and beautiful” protesters and the racist words of Shamara. Hopefully common sense prevails at last. Even in South Africa, the human rights fighter Nelson Mandela forgave his white tormentors and went down the path of peace and harmony. Let us, the people in small Bulgaria, understand that the path of hatred is detrimental and does not lead to anything good.

10. Acute response on behalf of “Shalom” to the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Zemia | page 3 |

Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria „, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest”, added Maxim Benvenisti.

11. The rapper Misho Shamara: Will oligarchs like Plevneliev and Bezuhanova run the country? | | 05.08.2013 00:14 | Vseki den | Page 19 | MARINA CHERTOVA
– Misho, why did you support the Oresharski Government? You personally carried out the boxes with petition “for the government”. What made you do it?

There is nothing surprising in this. Even young children are aware of the fact that if Oresharski falls, Boyko Borisov comes to power. This should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances. Nobody wants this peasant from Bankya to run the country. GERB ruined the state and the business, while Borisov has proven to be an outstanding egocentric and a person who is not interested in Bulgaria. Even the children know that the President Rosen Plevneliev is his puppet. If Oresharski falls, he will still appoint ministers and they will start to cheat with the bags, as they did in Kostinbrod. It is super simple and elementary to think that if Oresharski falls something better will come.

– You had a conversation with the Prime Minister. What was your impression of him?

Oresharski is a moderate and balanced person, humble and kind. He impressed me a lot. And he, of course, like any other person can make mistakes, but he admits his mistakes and quickly corrects them. Oresharski is a man unlike the deity Boyko. I want to be ruled by a normal person like Oresharski.

– There are some comments that you actually support the current government only because a year ago, at the time of GERB, you were investigated for insulting the state symbols because of your song “White, green, red”. You sang “I do not believe in GERB, but I strongly believe in the coat of arms…”

This is one of the smallest things. We had the same case as “Pussy Riot” The whole European Union and the United States of America criticized Russia, but here in the backyard of Europe, the same thing had happened and no one responded to the suppression of freedom of speech. Even the European People’s Party continued to support an absolute dictatorial regime. During the past four years everyone who did not respect Borisov had suffered. Everyone who did not worship “the Divine” had been punished and smashed. I am even wondering who supports him at all and who wants him back ruling the country. And the media of Prokopiev that works for the government to fall makes me mad.

– That was your first time at a meeting of BSP on Buzludzha in late July. How did you feel on the top? What was your mood?

All people say that the communists were nasty. I went to see Buzludzha, to see the „nasty” communists and to see for myself whether those people breathe fire or whether lava comes out of their ears. I only saw, however, normal people – people who work, and pensioners, and students, and young and old. Quit demonizing the communists being vermin. Communism had been gone for 25 years, and it will not come back. I am the biggest anti-communist. If I stand behind the BSP, then there is a reason. Currently, this is the only democratic political structure, that although there is a hierarchy, there is pluralism. BSP defends the democracy. See what GERB looks like. Its leader is playing the role of a deity, who has no simple respect for his fellow party members, no simple respect for humanity and for the other person.

– D you know Sergey Stanishev?

We know each other. I talked to him a year ago when he protected me in the parliament. Back then he risked his political career by defending freedom of speech. Many thanks to him for that. Stanishev took an extremely courageous civil position even at a time when the media could have ruined him. It was a few days before his selection as a leader of the PES. We have an excellent contact. He, just like Oresharski, is a very balanced person. A good politician is the one who finds the balance between corporations and the simple man, between business and workers. They must go hand in hand. I do not accept the far-right government, which only serves the corporations and the rich people and “everyone else go suck it”. It does not work that way. Only during the ruling of GERB there had had been such massive and brutal suicides.

– What is the relationship between hip-hop and socialism? How do you think the “red grannies” perceive rap?

I understand your irony.

– Oh, on the contrary, it’s not about the irony. I just find it interesting how the electorate of the Bulgarian Communist Party perceives Misho Shamara?

In this case, it is an honor and dignity for every real man to stand on the side of the old, sick and poor. If you stand on the side of the rich and powerful in their fight against the weak and the poor, then you are a man without honor and without dignity. Currently, all the protesters protest alongside “Lilyancheto” who was a minister and “Delyancho” who was in charge of the state energy affairs. Even Mrs. Plevnelieva is there. Mrs. Plevnelieva holds a poster against the oligarchy. If the protest wanted to have a real human form, it should have beheaded those oligarchs, should have lynched them and should have publicly “hit” them with broomsticks, those freaks that ruined the country. It is impossible for 20 people to drink coffee in front of the parliament before 40 cameras, while at the same time 100 people sit before Boyko’s house begging him to go to work and no cameras.

– You are one of the biggest critics of the President Rosen Plevneliev. What in his actions bothers you the most?

The President is one of the “sorosoids”. The whole game revolves around Prokopiev, Soros’ NGOs “Open Society” and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Sasha Bezuhanova who has worked for Hewlett-Packard for a long time and keeps the Internet propaganda through fake profiles that impose opinion. I do not know whether you have noticed, but when you say something against Boyko and 1000 people immediately begin to write how great he is, however, used the names of cartoon characters, those are fake profiles. Sasha Bezuhanova has control over these things for a long time. Suddenly, she left her important position and somehow started founding a party, of which Tsvetelina Borislavova is a part. Wait a minute! It looks like we just fell from the moon and they think we are the biggest idiots. (he laughs). They really believe that other people are morons and do not see what is really happening.

– You criticize Boyko Borisov, but do not you think that behind the repressions against inconvenient people actually stood Tsvetan Tsvetanov?

Tsvetan Tsvetanov is a contractor of the customer. Boyko’s ego is affected by my statements. All crimes have been committed with the knowledge of Boyko. They are mad at me, because I am asking Borisov to work. But of course! I am a citizen of this country, Boyko was elected as a MP and he must go to work in the parliament. If he does not know – we, the citizens, are the sovereign and if he does not know – we are a republic and we hire them, i.e. we elect them and they are our workers. I, as his employer, want him to go to work. Therefore, if he does not go to work, I have the right to remind him that.

– In recent days a new scandal has broken around you. You called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” and sparked a wave of indignation. Why did you do that?

I want to apologize to the Jewish community for my words. I am a democrat at heart and I am for equality. “Jewish vermin” was a cliché phrase which was saved from the thousands of xenophobic statements that the Bulgarian politicians use. I am a Bulgarian and a Christian and I have always stood behind equality – I like Bulgarian Muslims and Bulgarian Jews and Gypsies. I believe that man is born with red blood, not born as a separate ethnic group or religion. People are born good and bad, and I apologize once again for the words I have said. But it is slightly racist to say that there are no bad people among the Jews. There are both good and bad people and it is just what makes them normal and nice people. As Jews have a genius like Einstein, so they have a moron like Dyankov. As we have Levski and Botev, so we have Boyko Borisov. As Turks have Kemal Ataturk and Naim Suleymanoglu, so they have Vezdhi Rashidov. As an ethnic group has its “offal”, so it has its “cool people”. I should not make this a problem at all. I love them so much; I have many friends and teachers in my life who are Jews. I love them and respect them very much.

– After your speech about Dyankov, however, the Council for Electronic Media was informed and the director Georgi Lozanov himself took a stand in relation to your anti-Semitic statement. He commented on that you brought the country another absurdity by becoming an “officious rapper” who is always on the side of the government – even now when the red grandmothers should study your songs, and before when the prosecution was informed about the jokes you made with the national symbols.

I already wrote on my Facebook timeline that I want a sentence for Gogo Lozanov for abuse of power. I do not know how to “refer, mrefer or another gay word” to the prosecution about this action, but if we want to have the freedom of speech, we must start from the Council for Electronic Media. This “monster” wrote on his Facebook page that they should put me in jail for 2 years.

– And finally, tell us how will you spend the summer?

I am going home in Varna. My holiday will be sports and beach every day with the kids.

– Misho Shamara or Big Sha – how do you prefer to be called?

Everyone can call me whatever he likes. I have no pretenses. My name is Mihail Stanislavov Mihaylov, I always have my head up and no gudgeons can bother me at all.

12. Reactions against Misho Shamara’s statement | Dal’s people want the government to distinguish from the words “Jewish vermin” | 01.08.2013 14:41 | www.dartsnews.bg | www.dartsnews.bg|

People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted against the statements made by Misho Shamara. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the rapper called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today, the formation commented on that more than 24 hours “after his gaffe on the national television there were no consequences”. Misho Shamara took lead of the protest in support of the government. “The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the document of the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that it will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. “We expect from the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative. We will inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia. Now we will first inform the Council for Electronic Media”, said the party leader Korman Ismailov. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that it friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

13. People’s Party Freedom and Dignity reacted angrily against Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS/ People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted angrily against the statements made by Misho Shamara. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the rapper called the former Finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today the formation paid attention to the fact that there has been no official reaction to the roughly speaking from either party. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. The party expects the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative, while the party will personally inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia, as well as the Council for Electronic Media. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that its friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

14. Shamara apologized to the Jews for the insult | | 03.08.2013 09:03 | www.bestnews.bg | www.bestnews.bg |

In an interview of Zhivka Angelova for www.sofia-press.com the controversial rap singer Misho Shamara said that he is a Christian and is against the division of communities in Bulgaria. The rapper apologized to all Jews for his recent statements about them. The most remarkable one was about Simeon Dyankov calling him live on TV7 “a Jewish vermin”. Shamara, who now likes to be called otherwise, talked about his career, his political orientation and his personal motives for participating in the anti-protests. Before taking the side of Oresharski, the rapper sympathized with Slavi Binev and his campaign against Boyko Borisov and his party. www.vevesti.com Picture: sofia-press.com

15. Misho Shamara made “Shalom” angry with an anti-Semitic statement – „a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | www.fakti.bg | www.fakti.bg |

The President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti sent a letter to the Executive Director of TV 7 Nikolay Barekov and the head of the News Directorate Zheni Pavlova in connection with an anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, which was showed on yesterday’s reportage in the morning program of the media. In that reportage, the singer used the phrase „a Jewish vermin” about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world. Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, said “Shalom”. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara, added “Shalom”. Furthermore, the so-called anti-government information service NOresharski expressed outrage at the case in an open letter to the Council for Electronic Media. „I’m a rapper, I will not become a prime minister” can not be an excuse for uttering a series of uncensored expressions and anti-Semitic statements directly and live on the national TV! We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov (the real name of Misho Shamara or Big Sha is Mihail Mihaylov – editor’s note) there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „it not to allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality,” recalls the author of the letter Nikolay Staykov – coordinator of the website www.noresharski.com. „We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television. We also urge the media to be more responsible to the viewers and in this sense – to more carefully select the interlocutors, if there is available technical option to secure a show free of speech of hatred”, ends the letter. Bulgaria

16. Stanishev condemned the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | The rapper apologized to the Jewish community through Facebook | 01.08.2013 18:48 | www.segabg.com | News |

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented before OFFNews the statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, who, as a face of the counter-protest, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” during a live show on TV7. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged. But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said. There have been further reactions after the statement made by Misho Shamara: “I did not hear Misho Shamara calling on TV7 Simeon Dyankov “the most incapable Jewish vermin”, but it is another step towards confrontation in the society. It is absolutely unacceptable behavior of a public figure. A behavior which an EU country should neither tolerate nor permit in respect of any ethnic or religious group. Such words are worse than stones thrown against the white bus. Politicians, intellectuals and public figures shall react unambiguously, wrote Georgi Kadiev on his Facebook timeline. Misho Shamara published an open letter in the social network to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote.

17. Shamara in catharsis, too | | 01.08.2013 20:34 | www.offnews.bg | News |

The rapper Misho Shamara apologized for his words „a Jewish vermin” said yesterday about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov. In his personal Facebook profile Shamara come up with “an open letter to the media”. We publish it without editorial control: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies. Misho Shamara

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented on the statement before OFFNews made by the rapper Misho Shamara. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF to a question of OFFNewa. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged. But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said.

18. Stanishev condemned the statement „a Jewish vermin” made by Misho Shamara | | 01.08.2013 17:20 | www.offnews.bg | News |

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented before OFFNews the statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, who, as a face of the counter-protest, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” during a live show on TV7. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF to a question of OFFnews. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said. There have been further reactions after the statement made by Misho Shamara: “I did not hear Misho Shamara calling on TV7 Simeon Dyankov “the most incapable Jewish vermin”, but it is another step towards confrontation in the society. It is absolutely unacceptable behavior of a public figure. A behavior which an EU country should neither tolerate nor permit in respect of any ethnic or religious group. Such words are worse than stones thrown against the white bus. Politicians, intellectuals and public figures shall react unambiguously, wrote Georgi Kadiev on his Facebook timeline.

We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „is to not allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality”. We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television, says the letter to the media regulator sent by the coordinator of the Anti-government information service – Mr. Nikolay Stoykov.

19. Shamara said goodbye to the counter-protest and apologized to the Jews | | 01.08.2013 19:26 | www.pik.bg | News |

Another counter-protest has been held in support of the Oresharski government in from the pylons at the National Palace of Culture. Traditionally, the rapper Misho Shamara, who, however, said that he must say goodbye to the people because he is going to Varna, has participated. Big Sha apologized to the microphone for insulting the Jewish community in the country. He explained that he used the term „a Jewish vermin” mechanically, without thinking about it. The counter-protest ended as usual – just before the protest on the yellow bricks. It was attended by most of the people who have been active in the last days. According to their statement made by Boyko Borisov that there will be no elections in September can be interpreted as a signal that the government of Oresharski can run the country through its entire mandate. An hour ago, Misho Shamara published on his social network an open letter to the media, saying that he deeply regrets his statement. „I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I respect a lot and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. Shamara said today that Bulgarians and Jews are great people and I am glad that I have many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. In few days he would ask for meeting with the Israeli Ambassador in Sofia and would apologize to him. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal,” he wrote.

20. Protesters want the Council for Electronic Media to punish Shamara for calling Dyankov „a Jewish vermin,” he apologized | | 01.08.2013 16:26 | www.pik.bg | News |

Protesters sent a letter to the Council for Electronic Media (CEM) with a request to take a position regarding the controversial statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, in which he called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov „a Jewish vermin” „The degree of public speaking in the country is high and it is not only because of the summer heat. However, when it reflects on the talking live on the nation television, which flows into anti-Semitic statements and language of hatred, it could not be embarrassing for all of us, the viewers. Within the live show, part of the morning program of July 31, 2013 on TV7, the spokesperson of the counter-protesters and all actions in support of the Oresharski government, the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also know as Big Sha and Misho Shamara, afford to use the phrase „Jewish vermin” which is mildly unacceptable”, the letter said.

„I’m a rapper, I will not become a prime minister” can not be an excuse for uttering a series of uncensored expressions and anti-Semitic statements directly and live on the national TV! We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „it not to allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality”. We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television. We also urge the media to be more responsible to the viewers and in this sense – to more carefully select the interlocutors, if there is available technical option to secure a show free of speech of hatred”. Meanwhile, the rapper from Varna chose to use the Facebook platform to officially apologize for his words to Simeon Dyankov. This is what he wrote in a open letter to the media. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, Big Sha asked for forgiveness.

21. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 18:59 | www.grama.bg | News |

Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.CROSS

22. Misho Shamara apologized to both Dyankov and the Jews | | 01.08.2013 17:56 | www.novinite.bg | News |

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media.This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended the rapper. We remind you that on Wednesday morning the new face of the reds made a ​​racial comment during a live show from the counter-protest on TV7. His precise words were: „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”.

23. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | | 01.08.2013 17:39 | www.bgdnes.bg | News |

Misho Shamara made a surprising lovely apology to the Jews and regretted for the statement about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. There was a quick reaction on behalf of the Jewish community: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”, said Maxim Benvenisti, the President of “Shalom” in our country. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

24. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | dir.bg | News | BGNES

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media.I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers, Shamara wrote. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended the rapper. /BGNES

25. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | dir.bg | News | CROSS Agency

Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

26. Misho Shamara made “Shalom” angry with an anti-Semitic statement – „a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | www.fakti.bg | www.fakti.bg |

The President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti sent a letter to the Executive Director of TV 7 Nikolay Barekov and the head of the News Directorate Zheni Pavlova in connection with an anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, which was showed on yesterday’s reportage in the morning program of the media. In that reportage, the singer used the phrase „a Jewish vermin” about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world. Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, said “Shalom”. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara, added “Shalom”.

27. Shalom” angry with Shamara for his anti-Semitic statement | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | dir.bg | News | News Bg

We remind you that yesterday in the morning program, Shamara has exploded – the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV7. We remind you that yesterday in the morning program, Shamara has exploded It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world, Shalom” wrote to the directors of the media.

28. People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity reacted sharply against Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | dir.bg | News | Agency CROSS

/CROSS/ People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted sharply against the statements made by Misho Shamara. In an interview with TV7, the rapper called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today the formation paid attention to the fact that there has been no official reaction to the roughly speaking from either party. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. The party expects the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative, while the party will personally inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia, as well as the Council for Electronic Media. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that its friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

29. The single public reaction so far in response to the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:36 | mediapool.bg | News |

Korman Ismailov: The rude anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara live on TV7 staid for more than 24 hours with no public reaction. On Wednesday, the rapper, who became the face of the counter-protesters who support the Oresharski government, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “an incapable Jewish vermin”. There was no public reaction, and the gaffe was apparently accepted as part of the “colorful dictionary of the musician”. The only public reaction was published on Thursday – the one of the leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity- Korman Ismailov, but in his capacity as a representative of “a group of Bulgarian, Turkish, Armenian, Jewish, Roma, etc. vermin” as he signed the declaration. “For more than 24 hours a hideous gaffe made on national television, without any consequences. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the face of the counter-protesters who support the Oresharski government, Misho Shamara called a former minister “a Jewish vermin”. Immediately afterwards, the government adopted willingly a petition in its defense, presented by the anti-Semite”, the declaration said. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them. With every such action, the current government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria.

For more than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned them that they had already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and had secured their support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that their friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”. “We expect that the government supported by Shamara will clearly distinguish from that rapper and will declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism on behalf of their supporters. We expect from the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative. We will inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia. Now we will first inform the Council for Electronic Media”, the declaration said.

30. „Shalom” angry with Misho Shamara for calling Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:05 | news.data.bg | News |

The organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV 7. Yesterday in the morning program, Shamara exploded – „It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, “Shalom” wrote in their statement to the media. “Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, the Organization of Jews said. After „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement, Shamara disseminated his apologies: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended Misho Shamara and informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies.

31. Shamara: Brothers, accept my apologies, the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great | | 01.08.2013 17:43 | news.ibox.bg | News |

A few hours after „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara, he spread his apologies:

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov, wrote the rapper. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again, he declared. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line, Shamara underlined. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers, Misho Shamara underlined. He also informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies. Once against – brother, please accept my apologies, Misho Shamara ended his open letter.

32. Shamara apologized to Dyankov for calling him “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:06 | www.24chasa.bg | News | 24 hours online

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children.

33. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | We will continue living together in fellowship and love, says the rapper | 01.08.2013 17:15 | www.blitz.bg | News |

Misho Shamara made a surprising lovely apology to the Jews and regretted for the statement about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. There was a quick reaction on behalf of the Jewish community: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”, said Maxim Benvenisti, the President of “Shalom” in our country. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara. /BLITZ

34. Shamara apologized to Dyankov for calling him “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:30 | www.dnesplus.bg | News

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children./ 24chasa.bg Dnes+

35. The prosecution will not initiate legal proceedings on its own initiative in relation to the insulting words of Shamara | | 03.08.2013 17:05 | www.dnevnik.bg | News | Log In

The prosecution will not initiate legal proceedings on its own initiative in relation to the xenophobic statement made by the rapper Mihail Mihaylov – Misho Shamara, because it is a question of a word and insult that the affected party can seek redress in court on a private basis, said “Legal World”, referring to the response of a question that has been sent to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. On July 31, Shamara used the words „a Jewish vermin” live on TV7 while criticizing the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov. After the speech, the Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed about the racist words of the rapper by the Anti-government Information Service, whose representatives urged the media to be more responsible to their viewers and to carefully select their interlocutors. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. „“I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, reads part of the letter of the rapper to the media, in which he apologized to the Jewish community. Lawyers stated before “Legal World” that the action of the prosecution is correct thinking that the idea of interfering in such affairs is not good because it is evident that the rapper is not preaching or inciting national, ethnic or religious hatred, but he expressed a negative attitude. A day after his statement, in a letter to the media, Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words, saying that he never had bad feelings towards any minority. The letter said that within days he will request a meeting with the Israeli ambassador in Sofia and representatives of the Jewish community to offer them a personal apology. In the letter, the rapper wrote that he deeply regrets and sincerely apologizes for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov”. He defined his words live on TV7 as a mistake that will never be repeated. Since last year Misho Shamara has been investigated by the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office for smirching the national flag. The investigation has started after a signal from the Council for Electronic Media. The proceedings against Shamara are result of his participation in the TV show “Karbovski Live” where he was explaining his lyrics, “I did not smirch it, but the flag smirches us” The proceedings cover the most controversial moment of the song performed by Konsa: “Of the three colors I love the white the most. I smoke the green and I’m high. I am not overdoing cause I don’t wanna die, die. Red is like a menses, a sour chick with „Toyota Avensis”.

36. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community for the insulting words said live on the TV | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

Today the rapper Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community for the insulting words used live on TV7 yesterday when he criticized the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov and called him „a Jewish vermin”. I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for the inadvertently omitted line about the former minister Simeon Dyankov, the rapper wrote in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and will never happen again. In the last month the rapper has become one of the leaders of demonstrations in support of the government and regularly leads the actions of the supporters of the government. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper.

I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria, he wrote. He also declared that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community to apologize to them personally for his statement. The Council for Electronic Media was informed about the racist statement made by Misho Shamara by the Anti-government Information Service, whose representatives urged the media to be more responsible to their viewers and to carefully select their interlocutors. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev stated before offnews.bg.

37. Shamara sprinkled ashes on his head | | 01.08.2013 20:15 | www.frognews.bg | News |
“I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it…”, wrote the rapper ashamed of his aggressive tone. As a day go, the supporter of the Oresharski government, Misho Shamara called the former finance Minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” and the President of the Organization „Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti reacted instantly that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion. A letter was sent to the Council for Electronic Media by the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions. As a result, Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he wrote: “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. That has always been my goal, Shamara wrote.

38. Shamara apologized to the Jews for insulting Dyankov | | 01.08.2013 18:18 | www.trud.bg | News

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children.

39. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | www.v2.bgnes.com | News |

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov, wrote Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies, ended the rapper.

40. Misho Shamara: Will oligarchs like Plevneliev and Bezuhanova run the country? | I am an anti-communist but only BSP protects the democracy, says the rapper | 05.08.2013 08:00 | www.vsekiden.com | News | Author: Marina Chertova

Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara and Big Sha, is a rap artist. He was born on December 27, 1972 in Varna. Has recorded dozens of music hits. A month ago, at the height of the protests against the Oresharski government, the singer gave his support to the new prime minister and was participating in person in the counter-protests in front of the National Palace of Culture. Last year he had problems with the prosecution, after a signal sent by the head of CEM Georgi Lozanov in relation to a text from the song of Misho Shamara “White, green, red” on the grounds that Shamara has smirched the Bulgarian flag and coat of arms. Many organizations determined that act as a serious violation of freedom of speech. After three months of trial, the proceedings against Misho Shamara have been terminated. We asked the rapper to tell us why he likes Oresharski and how he feels among the red grannies.

– Misho, why did you support the Oresharski Government? You personally carried out the boxes with petition “for the government”. What made you do it?

There is nothing surprising in this. Even young children are aware of the fact that if Oresharski falls, Boyko Borisov comes to power. This should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances. Nobody wants this peasant from Bankya to run the country. GERB ruined the state and the business, while Borisov has proven to be an outstanding egocentric and a person who is not interested in Bulgaria. Even the children know that the President Rosen Plevneliev is his puppet. If Oresharski falls, he will still appoint ministers and they will start to cheat with the bags, as they did in Kostinbrod. It is super simple and elementary to think that if Oresharski falls something better will come.

– You had a conversation with the Prime Minister. What was your impression of him?

Oresharski is a moderate and balanced person, humble and kind. He impressed me a lot. And he, of course, like any other person can make mistakes, but he admits his mistakes and quickly corrects them. Oresharski is a man unlike the deity Boyko. I want to be ruled by a normal person like Oresharski.

– There are some comments that you actually support the current government only because a year ago, at the time of GERB, you were investigated for insulting the state symbols because of your song “White, green, red”. You sang “I do not believe in GERB, but I strongly believe in the coat of arms…”

This is one of the smallest things. We had the same case as “Pussy Riot” The whole European Union and the United States of America criticized Russia, but here in the backyard of Europe, the same thing had happened and no one responded to the suppression of freedom of speech. Even the European People’s Party continued to support an absolute dictatorial regime. During the past four years everyone who did not respect Borisov had suffered. Everyone who did not worship “the Divine” had been punished and smashed. I am even wondering who supports him at all and who wants him back ruling the country. And the media of Prokopiev that works for the government to fall makes me mad.

– That was your first time at a meeting of BSP on Buzludzha in late July. How did you feel on the top? What was your mood?

All people say that the communists were nasty. I went to see Buzludzha, to see the „nasty” communists and to see for myself whether those people breathe fire or whether lava comes out of their ears. I only saw, however, normal people – people who work, and pensioners, and students, and young and old. Quit demonizing the communists being vermin. Communism had been gone for 25 years, and it will not come back. I am the biggest anti-communist. If I stand behind the BSP, then there is a reason. Currently, this is the only democratic political structure, that although there is a hierarchy, there is pluralism. BSP defends the democracy. See what GERB looks like. Its leader is playing the role of a deity, who has no simple respect for his fellow party members, no simple respect for humanity and for the other person.

– D you know Sergey Stanishev?

We know each other. I talked to him a year ago when he protected me in the parliament. Back then he risked his political career by defending freedom of speech. Many thanks to him for that. Stanishev took an extremely courageous civil position even at a time when the media could have ruined him. It was a few days before his selection as a leader of the PES. We have an excellent contact. He, just like Oresharski, is a very balanced person. A good politician is the one who finds the balance between corporations and the simple man, between business and workers. They must go hand in hand. I do not accept the far-right government, which only serves the corporations and the rich people and “everyone else go suck it”. It does not work that way. Only during the ruling of GERB there had had been such massive and brutal suicides.

– What is the relationship between hip-hop and socialism? How do you think the “red grannies” perceive rap?

I understand your irony.

– Oh, on the contrary, it’s not about the irony. I just find it interesting how the electorate of the Bulgarian Communist Party perceives Misho Shamara?

In this case, it is an honor and dignity for every real man to stand on the side of the old, sick and poor. If you stand on the side of the rich and powerful in their fight against the weak and the poor, then you are a man without honor and without dignity. Currently, all the protesters protest alongside “Lilyancheto” who was a minister and “Delyancho” who was in charge of the state energy affairs. Even Mrs. Plevnelieva is there. Mrs. Plevnelieva holds a poster against the oligarchy. If the protest wanted to have a real human form, it should have beheaded those oligarchs, should have lynched them and should have publicly “hit” them with broomsticks, those freaks that ruined the country. It is impossible for 20 people to drink coffee in front of the parliament before 40 cameras, while at the same time 100 people sit before Boyko’s house begging him to go to work and no cameras.

– You are one of the biggest critics of the President Rosen Plevneliev. What in his actions bothers you the most?

The President is one of the “sorosoids”. The whole game revolves around Prokopiev, Soros’ NGOs “Open Society” and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Sasha Bezuhanova who has worked for Hewlett-Packard for a long time and keeps the Internet propaganda through fake profiles that impose opinion. I do not know whether you have noticed, but when you say something against Boyko and 1000 people immediately begin to write how great he is, however, used the names of cartoon characters, those are fake profiles. Sasha Bezuhanova has control over these things for a long time. Suddenly, she left her important position and somehow started founding a party, of which Tsvetelina Borislavova is a part. Wait a minute! It looks like we just fell from the moon and they think we are the biggest idiots. (he laughs). They really believe that other people are morons and do not see what is really happening.

– You criticize Boyko Borisov, but do not you think that behind the repressions against inconvenient people actually stood Tsvetan Tsvetanov?

Tsvetan Tsvetanov is a contractor of the customer. Boyko’s ego is affected by my statements. All crimes have been committed with the knowledge of Boyko. They are mad at me, because I am asking Borisov to work. But of course! I am a citizen of this country, Boyko was elected as a MP and he must go to work in the parliament. If he does not know – we, the citizens, are the sovereign and if he does not know – we are a republic and we hire them, i.e. we elect them and they are our workers. I, as his employer, want him to go to work. Therefore, if he does not go to work, I have the right to remind him that.

– In recent days a new scandal has broken around you. You called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” and sparked a wave of indignation. Why did you do that?

I want to apologize to the Jewish community for my words. I am a democrat at heart and I am for equality. “Jewish vermin” was a cliché phrase which was saved from the thousands of xenophobic statements that the Bulgarian politicians use. I am a Bulgarian and a Christian and I have always stood behind equality – I like Bulgarian Muslims and Bulgarian Jews and Gypsies. I believe that man is born with red blood, not born as a separate ethnic group or religion. People are born good and bad, and I apologize once again for the words I have said. But it is slightly racist to say that there are no bad people among the Jews. There are both good and bad people and it is just what makes them normal and nice people. As Jews have a genius like Einstein, so they have a moron like Dyankov. As we have Levski and Botev, so we have Boyko Borisov. As Turks have Kemal Ataturk and Naim Suleymanoglu, so they have Vezdhi Rashidov. As an ethnic group has its “offal”, so it has its “cool people”. I should not make this a problem at all. I love them so much; I have many friends and teachers in my life who are Jews. I love them and respect them very much.

– After your speech about Dyankov, however, the Council for Electronic Media was informed and the director Georgi Lozanov himself took a stand in relation to your anti-Semitic statement. He commented on that you brought the country another absurdity by becoming an “officious rapper” who is always on the side of the government – even now when the red grandmothers should study your songs, and before when the prosecution was informed about the jokes you made with the national symbols.

I already wrote on my Facebook timeline that I want a sentence for Gogo Lozanov for abuse of power. I do not know how to “refer, mrefer or another gay word” to the prosecution about this action, but if we want to have the freedom of speech, we must start from the Council for Electronic Media. This “monster” wrote on his Facebook page that they should put me in jail for 2 years.

– And finally, tell us how will you spend the summer?

I am going home in Varna. My holiday will be sports and beach every day with the kids.

– Misho Shamara or Big Sha – how do you prefer to be called?

Everyone can call me whatever he likes. I have no pretenses. My name is Mihail Stanislavov Mihaylov, I always have my head up and no gudgeons can bother me at all.

41. „Shalom” angry with Misho Shamara for calling Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:54 | news.snews.bg | ????????? |

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV7. We remind you that, yesterday in the morning program, Shamara exploded: „It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”.

“Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, “Shalom” wrote in their statement to the media. “Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, the Organization of Jews said. After „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement, Shamara disseminated his apologies: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended Misho Shamara and informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies.

I, Georgi Stoychev, a certified translator from Bulgarian into English language, certify that the abovementioned text is translated from Bulgarian into English language accurate and true to the original text. The translation consists of 33 pages. Signature:

/CROSS / Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former deputy prime minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think”, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

2. Benvenisti: The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin | | 01.08.2013 14:43 | www.grama.bg | News |

Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

3. The President of „Shalom” before BLITZ: Shamara is young, he has time to correct | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | www.bgdnes.bg | News |

„Misho Shamara is young, he has time to correct. The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “ a Jewish vermin” before TV7. „I have seen Shamara in Brussels at the Rescue of Bulgarian Jews exhibition. He was „screaming” hypocrites against us. Neither Dyankov, nor any member of his family is a member of “Shalom”, said the leader of the Jewish community in our country.

„People should think when they talk. Especially rappers because nowadays, they have an influence on young people. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin,” said Benvenisti. During the yesterday’s counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government, Misho Shamara said: „The budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria.” It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He also said that, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. “We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti.

4. The President of “Shalom” before BLITZ: Shamara is young, he has time to correct | The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | 01.08.2013 16:23| www.blitz.bg | News |

Misho Shamara is young, he has time to correct. The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion.” This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before BLITZ in response to the statement made by the rapper who called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” before TV7. „I have seen Shamara in Brussels at the exhibition „The Rescue of Bulgarian Jews. He was “screaming” hypocrites” against us. Neither Dyankov, nor any member of his family is a member of “Shalom”, said the leader of the Jewish community in our country. „People should think when they talk. Especially rappers, because nowadays, they have an influence on young people. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin,” added Benvenisti. During the yesterday’s counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government, Misho Shamara said: „The budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria. “It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. He also said that, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. “We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Boncho GENADIEV, BLITZ

5. Benvenisti: The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin | | 01.08.2013 14:24 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS / Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria „, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest.

6. “Shalom”: We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of TV7 in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara | 02.08.2013 18:21 | www.glasove.com |???|

“Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, says the letter addressed to the Executive Director Nikolay Barekov. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara”, also says the letter of Shalom and expresses hope that the television you will not let TV 7 to become a conductor of xenophobia and anti-Semitism. more in the category

7. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS/ Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

8. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | | 03.08.2013 01:02 | 24 Chasa | Page 4 |

The rapper Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community and to the former Minister of Finance Simeon Dyankov for calling the latter a Jewish verminlive on a TV show.

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said Shamara in a letter to the media, who is one of the faces of the counter-protest in support of the Oresharski Government.

He assures that he has no bad feelings towards Jews and says that he would seek a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community to apologize to them personally for his words.

9. Enough with the language of hatred | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Zemya | page 3 |

Before couple of days in a TV interview, the rapper Misho Shamara, who today is one of the faces of the counter-protest, allowed himself to make an anti-Semitic statement, which is absolutely unacceptable – the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov was called “a Jewish vermin”. Our newspaper is the sharpest critic of Dyankov and his policies, but the Dyankov’s mistakes shall not be related to his ethnic origin or religion. A politician is good or bad not because he/she is a Bulgarian, Turkish, Jewish or Armenian. A primordial Bulgarian tradition, bequeathed to us by our ancestors, is to respect the differences and to be tolerant. Vasil Levski most clearly says that there is a space for everyone in free Bulgaria. It is sad that the rapper Misho Shamara, who apparently decided that politics is his new field, became the latest spokesperson of the hatred. Such a man has no place among the defenders of the government. It is even worse that the language of hatred is experiencing a renaissance. The insults, swearing and threats have become an integral part of the political speeches, while the aggression flooded both streets and institutions. Equally reprehensible are the words “red trash” that we hear from the “smart and beautiful” protesters and the racist words of Shamara. Hopefully common sense prevails at last. Even in South Africa, the human rights fighter Nelson Mandela forgave his white tormentors and went down the path of peace and harmony. Let us, the people in small Bulgaria, understand that the path of hatred is detrimental and does not lead to anything good.

10. Acute response on behalf of “Shalom” to the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | | 02.08.2013 00:49 | Zemia | page 3 |

Nowadays rappers are people with influence over young people and they should be careful what they say. Let’s be critical, let’s be sharp. But you can not put the adjective „Jewish vermin.” The vermin has no ethnicity and no religion, he is just a vermin. This is what the President of „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti said before the IA CROSS in relation to the statement made by the new face of the counter-protesters Misho Shamara, in which he called the former Deputy Prime Minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. We are even more concerned about the fact that there was no reaction from the reporters and the hosts of the TV program, Benvenisti added. „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria „, Misho Shamara said in an interview yesterday with TV7. It is too dangerous to propagate stereotypes that an unpleasant person can be identified with an ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria. According to Benvenisti, at present, a reaction expressed in a letter to the television is enough on behalf of “Shalom”. We hope that after our public reaction the representatives of the current youth and culture, as well as Misho Shamara, will think about it. Of course, many actions can be taken, but we believe that the most important thing is to make people think, said Maxim Benvenisti. Regarding the protests and counter-protests in the country, part of which is the current case, the President of „Shalom” said: „I venture to say that everything is a process. We need to get used to the fact that we live in a world where civil protests are part of the civil society. The processes have neither beginning nor end, except their forms will change. Obviously, we are now in a more acute phase of the protest”, added Maxim Benvenisti.

11. The rapper Misho Shamara: Will oligarchs like Plevneliev and Bezuhanova run the country? | | 05.08.2013 00:14 | Vseki den | Page 19 | MARINA CHERTOVA
– Misho, why did you support the Oresharski Government? You personally carried out the boxes with petition “for the government”. What made you do it?

There is nothing surprising in this. Even young children are aware of the fact that if Oresharski falls, Boyko Borisov comes to power. This should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances. Nobody wants this peasant from Bankya to run the country. GERB ruined the state and the business, while Borisov has proven to be an outstanding egocentric and a person who is not interested in Bulgaria. Even the children know that the President Rosen Plevneliev is his puppet. If Oresharski falls, he will still appoint ministers and they will start to cheat with the bags, as they did in Kostinbrod. It is super simple and elementary to think that if Oresharski falls something better will come.

– You had a conversation with the Prime Minister. What was your impression of him?

Oresharski is a moderate and balanced person, humble and kind. He impressed me a lot. And he, of course, like any other person can make mistakes, but he admits his mistakes and quickly corrects them. Oresharski is a man unlike the deity Boyko. I want to be ruled by a normal person like Oresharski.

– There are some comments that you actually support the current government only because a year ago, at the time of GERB, you were investigated for insulting the state symbols because of your song “White, green, red”. You sang “I do not believe in GERB, but I strongly believe in the coat of arms…”

This is one of the smallest things. We had the same case as “Pussy Riot” The whole European Union and the United States of America criticized Russia, but here in the backyard of Europe, the same thing had happened and no one responded to the suppression of freedom of speech. Even the European People’s Party continued to support an absolute dictatorial regime. During the past four years everyone who did not respect Borisov had suffered. Everyone who did not worship “the Divine” had been punished and smashed. I am even wondering who supports him at all and who wants him back ruling the country. And the media of Prokopiev that works for the government to fall makes me mad.

– That was your first time at a meeting of BSP on Buzludzha in late July. How did you feel on the top? What was your mood?

All people say that the communists were nasty. I went to see Buzludzha, to see the „nasty” communists and to see for myself whether those people breathe fire or whether lava comes out of their ears. I only saw, however, normal people – people who work, and pensioners, and students, and young and old. Quit demonizing the communists being vermin. Communism had been gone for 25 years, and it will not come back. I am the biggest anti-communist. If I stand behind the BSP, then there is a reason. Currently, this is the only democratic political structure, that although there is a hierarchy, there is pluralism. BSP defends the democracy. See what GERB looks like. Its leader is playing the role of a deity, who has no simple respect for his fellow party members, no simple respect for humanity and for the other person.

– D you know Sergey Stanishev?

We know each other. I talked to him a year ago when he protected me in the parliament. Back then he risked his political career by defending freedom of speech. Many thanks to him for that. Stanishev took an extremely courageous civil position even at a time when the media could have ruined him. It was a few days before his selection as a leader of the PES. We have an excellent contact. He, just like Oresharski, is a very balanced person. A good politician is the one who finds the balance between corporations and the simple man, between business and workers. They must go hand in hand. I do not accept the far-right government, which only serves the corporations and the rich people and “everyone else go suck it”. It does not work that way. Only during the ruling of GERB there had had been such massive and brutal suicides.

– What is the relationship between hip-hop and socialism? How do you think the “red grannies” perceive rap?

I understand your irony.

– Oh, on the contrary, it’s not about the irony. I just find it interesting how the electorate of the Bulgarian Communist Party perceives Misho Shamara?

In this case, it is an honor and dignity for every real man to stand on the side of the old, sick and poor. If you stand on the side of the rich and powerful in their fight against the weak and the poor, then you are a man without honor and without dignity. Currently, all the protesters protest alongside “Lilyancheto” who was a minister and “Delyancho” who was in charge of the state energy affairs. Even Mrs. Plevnelieva is there. Mrs. Plevnelieva holds a poster against the oligarchy. If the protest wanted to have a real human form, it should have beheaded those oligarchs, should have lynched them and should have publicly “hit” them with broomsticks, those freaks that ruined the country. It is impossible for 20 people to drink coffee in front of the parliament before 40 cameras, while at the same time 100 people sit before Boyko’s house begging him to go to work and no cameras.

– You are one of the biggest critics of the President Rosen Plevneliev. What in his actions bothers you the most?

The President is one of the “sorosoids”. The whole game revolves around Prokopiev, Soros’ NGOs “Open Society” and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Sasha Bezuhanova who has worked for Hewlett-Packard for a long time and keeps the Internet propaganda through fake profiles that impose opinion. I do not know whether you have noticed, but when you say something against Boyko and 1000 people immediately begin to write how great he is, however, used the names of cartoon characters, those are fake profiles. Sasha Bezuhanova has control over these things for a long time. Suddenly, she left her important position and somehow started founding a party, of which Tsvetelina Borislavova is a part. Wait a minute! It looks like we just fell from the moon and they think we are the biggest idiots. (he laughs). They really believe that other people are morons and do not see what is really happening.

– You criticize Boyko Borisov, but do not you think that behind the repressions against inconvenient people actually stood Tsvetan Tsvetanov?

Tsvetan Tsvetanov is a contractor of the customer. Boyko’s ego is affected by my statements. All crimes have been committed with the knowledge of Boyko. They are mad at me, because I am asking Borisov to work. But of course! I am a citizen of this country, Boyko was elected as a MP and he must go to work in the parliament. If he does not know – we, the citizens, are the sovereign and if he does not know – we are a republic and we hire them, i.e. we elect them and they are our workers. I, as his employer, want him to go to work. Therefore, if he does not go to work, I have the right to remind him that.

– In recent days a new scandal has broken around you. You called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” and sparked a wave of indignation. Why did you do that?

I want to apologize to the Jewish community for my words. I am a democrat at heart and I am for equality. “Jewish vermin” was a cliché phrase which was saved from the thousands of xenophobic statements that the Bulgarian politicians use. I am a Bulgarian and a Christian and I have always stood behind equality – I like Bulgarian Muslims and Bulgarian Jews and Gypsies. I believe that man is born with red blood, not born as a separate ethnic group or religion. People are born good and bad, and I apologize once again for the words I have said. But it is slightly racist to say that there are no bad people among the Jews. There are both good and bad people and it is just what makes them normal and nice people. As Jews have a genius like Einstein, so they have a moron like Dyankov. As we have Levski and Botev, so we have Boyko Borisov. As Turks have Kemal Ataturk and Naim Suleymanoglu, so they have Vezdhi Rashidov. As an ethnic group has its “offal”, so it has its “cool people”. I should not make this a problem at all. I love them so much; I have many friends and teachers in my life who are Jews. I love them and respect them very much.

– After your speech about Dyankov, however, the Council for Electronic Media was informed and the director Georgi Lozanov himself took a stand in relation to your anti-Semitic statement. He commented on that you brought the country another absurdity by becoming an “officious rapper” who is always on the side of the government – even now when the red grandmothers should study your songs, and before when the prosecution was informed about the jokes you made with the national symbols.

I already wrote on my Facebook timeline that I want a sentence for Gogo Lozanov for abuse of power. I do not know how to “refer, mrefer or another gay word” to the prosecution about this action, but if we want to have the freedom of speech, we must start from the Council for Electronic Media. This “monster” wrote on his Facebook page that they should put me in jail for 2 years.

– And finally, tell us how will you spend the summer?

I am going home in Varna. My holiday will be sports and beach every day with the kids.

– Misho Shamara or Big Sha – how do you prefer to be called?

Everyone can call me whatever he likes. I have no pretenses. My name is Mihail Stanislavov Mihaylov, I always have my head up and no gudgeons can bother me at all.

12. Reactions against Misho Shamara’s statement | Dal’s people want the government to distinguish from the words “Jewish vermin” | 01.08.2013 14:41 | www.dartsnews.bg | www.dartsnews.bg|

People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted against the statements made by Misho Shamara. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the rapper called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today, the formation commented on that more than 24 hours “after his gaffe on the national television there were no consequences”. Misho Shamara took lead of the protest in support of the government. “The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the document of the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that it will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. “We expect from the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative. We will inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia. Now we will first inform the Council for Electronic Media”, said the party leader Korman Ismailov. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that it friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

13. People’s Party Freedom and Dignity reacted angrily against Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

/CROSS/ People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted angrily against the statements made by Misho Shamara. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the rapper called the former Finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today the formation paid attention to the fact that there has been no official reaction to the roughly speaking from either party. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. The party expects the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative, while the party will personally inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia, as well as the Council for Electronic Media. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that its friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

14. Shamara apologized to the Jews for the insult | | 03.08.2013 09:03 | www.bestnews.bg | www.bestnews.bg |

In an interview of Zhivka Angelova for www.sofia-press.com the controversial rap singer Misho Shamara said that he is a Christian and is against the division of communities in Bulgaria. The rapper apologized to all Jews for his recent statements about them. The most remarkable one was about Simeon Dyankov calling him live on TV7 “a Jewish vermin”. Shamara, who now likes to be called otherwise, talked about his career, his political orientation and his personal motives for participating in the anti-protests. Before taking the side of Oresharski, the rapper sympathized with Slavi Binev and his campaign against Boyko Borisov and his party. www.vevesti.com Picture: sofia-press.com

15. Misho Shamara made “Shalom” angry with an anti-Semitic statement – „a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | www.fakti.bg | www.fakti.bg |

The President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti sent a letter to the Executive Director of TV 7 Nikolay Barekov and the head of the News Directorate Zheni Pavlova in connection with an anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, which was showed on yesterday’s reportage in the morning program of the media. In that reportage, the singer used the phrase „a Jewish vermin” about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world. Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, said “Shalom”. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara, added “Shalom”. Furthermore, the so-called anti-government information service NOresharski expressed outrage at the case in an open letter to the Council for Electronic Media. „I’m a rapper, I will not become a prime minister” can not be an excuse for uttering a series of uncensored expressions and anti-Semitic statements directly and live on the national TV! We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov (the real name of Misho Shamara or Big Sha is Mihail Mihaylov – editor’s note) there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „it not to allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality,” recalls the author of the letter Nikolay Staykov – coordinator of the website www.noresharski.com. „We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television. We also urge the media to be more responsible to the viewers and in this sense – to more carefully select the interlocutors, if there is available technical option to secure a show free of speech of hatred”, ends the letter. Bulgaria

16. Stanishev condemned the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | The rapper apologized to the Jewish community through Facebook | 01.08.2013 18:48 | www.segabg.com | News |

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented before OFFNews the statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, who, as a face of the counter-protest, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” during a live show on TV7. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged. But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said. There have been further reactions after the statement made by Misho Shamara: “I did not hear Misho Shamara calling on TV7 Simeon Dyankov “the most incapable Jewish vermin”, but it is another step towards confrontation in the society. It is absolutely unacceptable behavior of a public figure. A behavior which an EU country should neither tolerate nor permit in respect of any ethnic or religious group. Such words are worse than stones thrown against the white bus. Politicians, intellectuals and public figures shall react unambiguously, wrote Georgi Kadiev on his Facebook timeline. Misho Shamara published an open letter in the social network to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote.

17. Shamara in catharsis, too | | 01.08.2013 20:34 | www.offnews.bg | News |

The rapper Misho Shamara apologized for his words „a Jewish vermin” said yesterday about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov. In his personal Facebook profile Shamara come up with “an open letter to the media”. We publish it without editorial control: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies. Misho Shamara

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented on the statement before OFFNews made by the rapper Misho Shamara. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF to a question of OFFNewa. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged. But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said.

18. Stanishev condemned the statement „a Jewish vermin” made by Misho Shamara | | 01.08.2013 17:20 | www.offnews.bg | News |

I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant. Thus, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev commented before OFFNews the statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, who, as a face of the counter-protest, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” during a live show on TV7. “The man made a mistake. All manifestations of racism should be removed, they are essentially manifestations of the language of hatred – whether it is an aggression against Roma, Turks, or anti-Semitism”, said the socialist Anton Kutev. “What? This is Misho Shamara, a rapper, there is noting to comment on. It is unacceptable to interfere with ethnic elements in the personal assessment of anyone”, replied Cetin Kazak – member of the parliament from MRF to a question of OFFnews. „Is it so important to comment on what Misho Shamara said? This means to legitimize this arrogant person who writes vulgar lyrics. I have no such intention”, said the former culture minister Rashidov from GERB. “I can not comment on this statement. I have not heard it. I do not know whether the tone was ironic, etc.”, said Pavel Shopov from ATAKA. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “This is an unmeasured, thoughtless statement made by a man who is appreciated by a large group of young people”, said the President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti. “The vermin can not be Jewish, Bulgarian or French. The vermin is just a vermin. This is a good lesson about how fast tags can be hanged But we are not going to react harshly. It just shows us that every young person, and we all need to think before we say something”, said Benvenisti. In this case, the television (TV7 – editor’s note) as a type of institution has greater responsibility, since there was no reaction to the statement on its side. So we sent them a letter in which we expressed our position in relation to the statement, we do not expect a feedback, he said. There have been further reactions after the statement made by Misho Shamara: “I did not hear Misho Shamara calling on TV7 Simeon Dyankov “the most incapable Jewish vermin”, but it is another step towards confrontation in the society. It is absolutely unacceptable behavior of a public figure. A behavior which an EU country should neither tolerate nor permit in respect of any ethnic or religious group. Such words are worse than stones thrown against the white bus. Politicians, intellectuals and public figures shall react unambiguously, wrote Georgi Kadiev on his Facebook timeline.

We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „is to not allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality”. We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television, says the letter to the media regulator sent by the coordinator of the Anti-government information service – Mr. Nikolay Stoykov.

19. Shamara said goodbye to the counter-protest and apologized to the Jews | | 01.08.2013 19:26 | www.pik.bg | News |

Another counter-protest has been held in support of the Oresharski government in from the pylons at the National Palace of Culture. Traditionally, the rapper Misho Shamara, who, however, said that he must say goodbye to the people because he is going to Varna, has participated. Big Sha apologized to the microphone for insulting the Jewish community in the country. He explained that he used the term „a Jewish vermin” mechanically, without thinking about it. The counter-protest ended as usual – just before the protest on the yellow bricks. It was attended by most of the people who have been active in the last days. According to their statement made by Boyko Borisov that there will be no elections in September can be interpreted as a signal that the government of Oresharski can run the country through its entire mandate. An hour ago, Misho Shamara published on his social network an open letter to the media, saying that he deeply regrets his statement. „I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I respect a lot and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. Shamara said today that Bulgarians and Jews are great people and I am glad that I have many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. In few days he would ask for meeting with the Israeli Ambassador in Sofia and would apologize to him. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal,” he wrote.

20. Protesters want the Council for Electronic Media to punish Shamara for calling Dyankov „a Jewish vermin,” he apologized | | 01.08.2013 16:26 | www.pik.bg | News |

Protesters sent a letter to the Council for Electronic Media (CEM) with a request to take a position regarding the controversial statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, in which he called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov „a Jewish vermin” „The degree of public speaking in the country is high and it is not only because of the summer heat. However, when it reflects on the talking live on the nation television, which flows into anti-Semitic statements and language of hatred, it could not be embarrassing for all of us, the viewers. Within the live show, part of the morning program of July 31, 2013 on TV7, the spokesperson of the counter-protesters and all actions in support of the Oresharski government, the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also know as Big Sha and Misho Shamara, afford to use the phrase „Jewish vermin” which is mildly unacceptable”, the letter said.

„I’m a rapper, I will not become a prime minister” can not be an excuse for uttering a series of uncensored expressions and anti-Semitic statements directly and live on the national TV! We can not find any justification for the fact that after the statements made by Mr. Mihailov there was no response from the team of the television, which obligation under Art. 10, para 6 of the Law on Radio and Television „it not to allow shows, contrary to good morals, especially if they contain pornography, praise or condone brutality or violence or incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality”. We urge the Council for Electronic Media to take all measures and sanctions provided by the Law on Radio and Television. We also urge the media to be more responsible to the viewers and in this sense – to more carefully select the interlocutors, if there is available technical option to secure a show free of speech of hatred”. Meanwhile, the rapper from Varna chose to use the Facebook platform to officially apologize for his words to Simeon Dyankov. This is what he wrote in a open letter to the media. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, Big Sha asked for forgiveness.

21. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 18:59 | www.grama.bg | News |

Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.CROSS

22. Misho Shamara apologized to both Dyankov and the Jews | | 01.08.2013 17:56 | www.novinite.bg | News |

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media.This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended the rapper. We remind you that on Wednesday morning the new face of the reds made a ​​racial comment during a live show from the counter-protest on TV7. His precise words were: „In all cases, the budget prepared earlier by Dyankov must be fixed. The most incapable Minister of Economy in charge of all time – this Jewish vermin who robbed Bulgaria”.

23. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | | 01.08.2013 17:39 | www.bgdnes.bg | News |

Misho Shamara made a surprising lovely apology to the Jews and regretted for the statement about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. There was a quick reaction on behalf of the Jewish community: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”, said Maxim Benvenisti, the President of “Shalom” in our country. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

24. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | dir.bg | News | BGNES

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media.I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov”, wrote the rapper Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara, in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers, Shamara wrote. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended the rapper. /BGNES

25. Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | dir.bg | News | CROSS Agency

Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community in the country for the omitted words about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. The President of “Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti was quick to answer, saying: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara.

26. Misho Shamara made “Shalom” angry with an anti-Semitic statement – „a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 16:49 | www.fakti.bg | www.fakti.bg |

The President of the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” Maxim Benvenisti sent a letter to the Executive Director of TV 7 Nikolay Barekov and the head of the News Directorate Zheni Pavlova in connection with an anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara, which was showed on yesterday’s reportage in the morning program of the media. In that reportage, the singer used the phrase „a Jewish vermin” about the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world. Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, said “Shalom”. “We are deeply concerned about the absence of a reaction on behalf of the reporter and the hosts of the morning program against the statement made by Misho Shamara, added “Shalom”.

27. Shalom” angry with Shamara for his anti-Semitic statement | | 01.08.2013 16:37 | dir.bg | News | News Bg

We remind you that yesterday in the morning program, Shamara has exploded – the Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV7. We remind you that yesterday in the morning program, Shamara has exploded It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world, Shalom” wrote to the directors of the media.

28. People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity reacted sharply against Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:32 | dir.bg | News | Agency CROSS

/CROSS/ People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity of Korman Ismailov and Kasim Dal reacted sharply against the statements made by Misho Shamara. In an interview with TV7, the rapper called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. In a special statement today the formation paid attention to the fact that there has been no official reaction to the roughly speaking from either party. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them,” says the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity. The party is convinced that any such action of the Oresharski government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria. They urge the government to distinguish from Misho Shamara and to declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism from its supporters. The party expects the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative, while the party will personally inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia, as well as the Council for Electronic Media. The statement also says: “More than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned the party that it has already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and has secured its support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that its friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”.

29. The single public reaction so far in response to the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara | | 01.08.2013 15:36 | mediapool.bg | News |

Korman Ismailov: The rude anti-Semitic statement made by the rapper Misho Shamara live on TV7 staid for more than 24 hours with no public reaction. On Wednesday, the rapper, who became the face of the counter-protesters who support the Oresharski government, called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov, “an incapable Jewish vermin”. There was no public reaction, and the gaffe was apparently accepted as part of the “colorful dictionary of the musician”. The only public reaction was published on Thursday – the one of the leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Dignity- Korman Ismailov, but in his capacity as a representative of “a group of Bulgarian, Turkish, Armenian, Jewish, Roma, etc. vermin” as he signed the declaration. “For more than 24 hours a hideous gaffe made on national television, without any consequences. Yesterday in an interview with TV7 the face of the counter-protesters who support the Oresharski government, Misho Shamara called a former minister “a Jewish vermin”. Immediately afterwards, the government adopted willingly a petition in its defense, presented by the anti-Semite”, the declaration said. The government obligingly turned its head aside and slept through the statement of its man. It is not the first time when BSP and MRF openly tolerate unconstitutional racial or outright neo-Nazi events – provided that they come from powers that support them. With every such action, the current government obliterates the dignity of the people and the authority of Bulgaria.

For more than a month ago, members of the European family of BSP warned them that they had already crossed the red line of unacceptable thirst for power and had secured their support from a structure such as ATAKA. Many red lines had been crossed since then. Yesterday’s horrific anti-Semitic manifestation on behalf of their most vocal supporter Big Sha makes us think that their friendship with ATAKA is a matter of shared values ​​rather than mere political cynicism”. “We expect that the government supported by Shamara will clearly distinguish from that rapper and will declare that they will not tolerate manifestations of racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and neo-Nazism on behalf of their supporters. We expect from the prosecution to initiate the relevant proceedings on its own initiative. We will inform PES and the European ambassadors in Sofia. Now we will first inform the Council for Electronic Media”, the declaration said.

30. „Shalom” angry with Misho Shamara for calling Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:05 | news.data.bg | News |

The organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV 7. Yesterday in the morning program, Shamara exploded – „It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”.

Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, “Shalom” wrote in their statement to the media. “Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, the Organization of Jews said. After „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement, Shamara disseminated his apologies: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended Misho Shamara and informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies.

31. Shamara: Brothers, accept my apologies, the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great | | 01.08.2013 17:43 | news.ibox.bg | News |

A few hours after „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement made by Misho Shamara, he spread his apologies:

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov, wrote the rapper. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again, he declared. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line, Shamara underlined. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers, Misho Shamara underlined. He also informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies. Once against – brother, please accept my apologies, Misho Shamara ended his open letter.

32. Shamara apologized to Dyankov for calling him “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:06 | www.24chasa.bg | News | 24 hours online

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children.

33. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jews | We will continue living together in fellowship and love, says the rapper | 01.08.2013 17:15 | www.blitz.bg | News |

Misho Shamara made a surprising lovely apology to the Jews and regretted for the statement about Simeon Dyankov. Earlier today, he exploded live on TV7 against the former finance minister: It’s OK for them to fix his budget. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”. There was a quick reaction on behalf of the Jewish community: “The vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”, said Maxim Benvenisti, the President of “Shalom” in our country. Shortly afterwards, Misho Shamara published a letter of apology on his Facebook timeline: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great,” wrote Misho Shamara. /BLITZ

34. Shamara apologized to Dyankov for calling him “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:30 | www.dnesplus.bg | News

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children./ 24chasa.bg Dnes+

35. The prosecution will not initiate legal proceedings on its own initiative in relation to the insulting words of Shamara | | 03.08.2013 17:05 | www.dnevnik.bg | News | Log In

The prosecution will not initiate legal proceedings on its own initiative in relation to the xenophobic statement made by the rapper Mihail Mihaylov – Misho Shamara, because it is a question of a word and insult that the affected party can seek redress in court on a private basis, said “Legal World”, referring to the response of a question that has been sent to the Public Prosecutor’s Office. On July 31, Shamara used the words „a Jewish vermin” live on TV7 while criticizing the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov. After the speech, the Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed about the racist words of the rapper by the Anti-government Information Service, whose representatives urged the media to be more responsible to their viewers and to carefully select their interlocutors. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. „“I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, reads part of the letter of the rapper to the media, in which he apologized to the Jewish community. Lawyers stated before “Legal World” that the action of the prosecution is correct thinking that the idea of interfering in such affairs is not good because it is evident that the rapper is not preaching or inciting national, ethnic or religious hatred, but he expressed a negative attitude. A day after his statement, in a letter to the media, Misho Shamara apologized for the insulting words, saying that he never had bad feelings towards any minority. The letter said that within days he will request a meeting with the Israeli ambassador in Sofia and representatives of the Jewish community to offer them a personal apology. In the letter, the rapper wrote that he deeply regrets and sincerely apologizes for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov”. He defined his words live on TV7 as a mistake that will never be repeated. Since last year Misho Shamara has been investigated by the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office for smirching the national flag. The investigation has started after a signal from the Council for Electronic Media. The proceedings against Shamara are result of his participation in the TV show “Karbovski Live” where he was explaining his lyrics, “I did not smirch it, but the flag smirches us” The proceedings cover the most controversial moment of the song performed by Konsa: “Of the three colors I love the white the most. I smoke the green and I’m high. I am not overdoing cause I don’t wanna die, die. Red is like a menses, a sour chick with „Toyota Avensis”.

36. Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community for the insulting words said live on the TV | | 01.08.2013 17:36 | www.cross.bg | www.cross.bg |

Today the rapper Misho Shamara apologized to the Jewish community for the insulting words used live on TV7 yesterday when he criticized the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov and called him „a Jewish vermin”. I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for the inadvertently omitted line about the former minister Simeon Dyankov, the rapper wrote in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and will never happen again. In the last month the rapper has become one of the leaders of demonstrations in support of the government and regularly leads the actions of the supporters of the government. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper.

I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria, he wrote. He also declared that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community to apologize to them personally for his statement. The Council for Electronic Media was informed about the racist statement made by Misho Shamara by the Anti-government Information Service, whose representatives urged the media to be more responsible to their viewers and to carefully select their interlocutors. The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom” condemned the statement of the rapper. “I condemn any such statements, they are utterly irrelevant, the BSP leader Sergey Stanishev stated before offnews.bg.

37. Shamara sprinkled ashes on his head | | 01.08.2013 20:15 | www.frognews.bg | News |
“I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it…”, wrote the rapper ashamed of his aggressive tone. As a day go, the supporter of the Oresharski government, Misho Shamara called the former finance Minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin” and the President of the Organization „Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti reacted instantly that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion. A letter was sent to the Council for Electronic Media by the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions. As a result, Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he wrote: “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. That has always been my goal, Shamara wrote.

38. Shamara apologized to the Jews for insulting Dyankov | | 01.08.2013 18:18 | www.trud.bg | News

Less than a day ago Misho Shamara called the former finance minister Dyankov, “a Jewish vermin”. With this statement the rapper caused a stir. In response to his statement, the President of “Shalom” in Bulgaria, Maxim Benvenisti said that “the vermin is just a vermin, he has no ethnicity and no religion”. The Council for Electronic Media (CEM) was informed by a letter sent from the Anti-government information service whereby the anti-Semitic statement made by the “spokesman” rapper is embarrassing and unacceptable and must immediately take legal measures and sanctions.

The media were also called for greater responsibility to their viewers, as well as for “a careful selection of their interlocutors”. About an hour ago Misho Shamara published in the social network an open letter to the media in which he said he deeply regretted his statement. “I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and I have wonderful friends among it, I apologize … to the former minister for my aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”, said the rapper. Shamara also said that the Bulgarian and Jewish people are great and he is glad that he has many friends and teachers of Jewish origin. He also added that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with the Israeli ambassador and representatives of the Jewish community. “We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal”, he wrote. People in the social network reacted sharply by calling Shamara a “clown”, “illiterate” and a man who sold his family and children.

39. Misho Shamara: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize | | 01.08.2013 17:42 | www.v2.bgnes.com | News |

I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former Minister Simeon Dyankov, wrote Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara in a letter to the media. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line”. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. In a few days I will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer my personal apologies. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies, ended the rapper.

40. Misho Shamara: Will oligarchs like Plevneliev and Bezuhanova run the country? | I am an anti-communist but only BSP protects the democracy, says the rapper | 05.08.2013 08:00 | www.vsekiden.com | News | Author: Marina Chertova

Mihail Mihaylov, also known as Misho Shamara and Big Sha, is a rap artist. He was born on December 27, 1972 in Varna. Has recorded dozens of music hits. A month ago, at the height of the protests against the Oresharski government, the singer gave his support to the new prime minister and was participating in person in the counter-protests in front of the National Palace of Culture. Last year he had problems with the prosecution, after a signal sent by the head of CEM Georgi Lozanov in relation to a text from the song of Misho Shamara “White, green, red” on the grounds that Shamara has smirched the Bulgarian flag and coat of arms. Many organizations determined that act as a serious violation of freedom of speech. After three months of trial, the proceedings against Misho Shamara have been terminated. We asked the rapper to tell us why he likes Oresharski and how he feels among the red grannies.

– Misho, why did you support the Oresharski Government? You personally carried out the boxes with petition “for the government”. What made you do it?

There is nothing surprising in this. Even young children are aware of the fact that if Oresharski falls, Boyko Borisov comes to power. This should not be allowed to happen under any circumstances. Nobody wants this peasant from Bankya to run the country. GERB ruined the state and the business, while Borisov has proven to be an outstanding egocentric and a person who is not interested in Bulgaria. Even the children know that the President Rosen Plevneliev is his puppet. If Oresharski falls, he will still appoint ministers and they will start to cheat with the bags, as they did in Kostinbrod. It is super simple and elementary to think that if Oresharski falls something better will come.

– You had a conversation with the Prime Minister. What was your impression of him?

Oresharski is a moderate and balanced person, humble and kind. He impressed me a lot. And he, of course, like any other person can make mistakes, but he admits his mistakes and quickly corrects them. Oresharski is a man unlike the deity Boyko. I want to be ruled by a normal person like Oresharski.

– There are some comments that you actually support the current government only because a year ago, at the time of GERB, you were investigated for insulting the state symbols because of your song “White, green, red”. You sang “I do not believe in GERB, but I strongly believe in the coat of arms…”

This is one of the smallest things. We had the same case as “Pussy Riot” The whole European Union and the United States of America criticized Russia, but here in the backyard of Europe, the same thing had happened and no one responded to the suppression of freedom of speech. Even the European People’s Party continued to support an absolute dictatorial regime. During the past four years everyone who did not respect Borisov had suffered. Everyone who did not worship “the Divine” had been punished and smashed. I am even wondering who supports him at all and who wants him back ruling the country. And the media of Prokopiev that works for the government to fall makes me mad.

– That was your first time at a meeting of BSP on Buzludzha in late July. How did you feel on the top? What was your mood?

All people say that the communists were nasty. I went to see Buzludzha, to see the „nasty” communists and to see for myself whether those people breathe fire or whether lava comes out of their ears. I only saw, however, normal people – people who work, and pensioners, and students, and young and old. Quit demonizing the communists being vermin. Communism had been gone for 25 years, and it will not come back. I am the biggest anti-communist. If I stand behind the BSP, then there is a reason. Currently, this is the only democratic political structure, that although there is a hierarchy, there is pluralism. BSP defends the democracy. See what GERB looks like. Its leader is playing the role of a deity, who has no simple respect for his fellow party members, no simple respect for humanity and for the other person.

– D you know Sergey Stanishev?

We know each other. I talked to him a year ago when he protected me in the parliament. Back then he risked his political career by defending freedom of speech. Many thanks to him for that. Stanishev took an extremely courageous civil position even at a time when the media could have ruined him. It was a few days before his selection as a leader of the PES. We have an excellent contact. He, just like Oresharski, is a very balanced person. A good politician is the one who finds the balance between corporations and the simple man, between business and workers. They must go hand in hand. I do not accept the far-right government, which only serves the corporations and the rich people and “everyone else go suck it”. It does not work that way. Only during the ruling of GERB there had had been such massive and brutal suicides.

– What is the relationship between hip-hop and socialism? How do you think the “red grannies” perceive rap?

I understand your irony.

– Oh, on the contrary, it’s not about the irony. I just find it interesting how the electorate of the Bulgarian Communist Party perceives Misho Shamara?

In this case, it is an honor and dignity for every real man to stand on the side of the old, sick and poor. If you stand on the side of the rich and powerful in their fight against the weak and the poor, then you are a man without honor and without dignity. Currently, all the protesters protest alongside “Lilyancheto” who was a minister and “Delyancho” who was in charge of the state energy affairs. Even Mrs. Plevnelieva is there. Mrs. Plevnelieva holds a poster against the oligarchy. If the protest wanted to have a real human form, it should have beheaded those oligarchs, should have lynched them and should have publicly “hit” them with broomsticks, those freaks that ruined the country. It is impossible for 20 people to drink coffee in front of the parliament before 40 cameras, while at the same time 100 people sit before Boyko’s house begging him to go to work and no cameras.

– You are one of the biggest critics of the President Rosen Plevneliev. What in his actions bothers you the most?

The President is one of the “sorosoids”. The whole game revolves around Prokopiev, Soros’ NGOs “Open Society” and the Center for the Study of Democracy, Sasha Bezuhanova who has worked for Hewlett-Packard for a long time and keeps the Internet propaganda through fake profiles that impose opinion. I do not know whether you have noticed, but when you say something against Boyko and 1000 people immediately begin to write how great he is, however, used the names of cartoon characters, those are fake profiles. Sasha Bezuhanova has control over these things for a long time. Suddenly, she left her important position and somehow started founding a party, of which Tsvetelina Borislavova is a part. Wait a minute! It looks like we just fell from the moon and they think we are the biggest idiots. (he laughs). They really believe that other people are morons and do not see what is really happening.

– You criticize Boyko Borisov, but do not you think that behind the repressions against inconvenient people actually stood Tsvetan Tsvetanov?

Tsvetan Tsvetanov is a contractor of the customer. Boyko’s ego is affected by my statements. All crimes have been committed with the knowledge of Boyko. They are mad at me, because I am asking Borisov to work. But of course! I am a citizen of this country, Boyko was elected as a MP and he must go to work in the parliament. If he does not know – we, the citizens, are the sovereign and if he does not know – we are a republic and we hire them, i.e. we elect them and they are our workers. I, as his employer, want him to go to work. Therefore, if he does not go to work, I have the right to remind him that.

– In recent days a new scandal has broken around you. You called the former finance minister Simeon Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” and sparked a wave of indignation. Why did you do that?

I want to apologize to the Jewish community for my words. I am a democrat at heart and I am for equality. “Jewish vermin” was a cliché phrase which was saved from the thousands of xenophobic statements that the Bulgarian politicians use. I am a Bulgarian and a Christian and I have always stood behind equality – I like Bulgarian Muslims and Bulgarian Jews and Gypsies. I believe that man is born with red blood, not born as a separate ethnic group or religion. People are born good and bad, and I apologize once again for the words I have said. But it is slightly racist to say that there are no bad people among the Jews. There are both good and bad people and it is just what makes them normal and nice people. As Jews have a genius like Einstein, so they have a moron like Dyankov. As we have Levski and Botev, so we have Boyko Borisov. As Turks have Kemal Ataturk and Naim Suleymanoglu, so they have Vezdhi Rashidov. As an ethnic group has its “offal”, so it has its “cool people”. I should not make this a problem at all. I love them so much; I have many friends and teachers in my life who are Jews. I love them and respect them very much.

– After your speech about Dyankov, however, the Council for Electronic Media was informed and the director Georgi Lozanov himself took a stand in relation to your anti-Semitic statement. He commented on that you brought the country another absurdity by becoming an “officious rapper” who is always on the side of the government – even now when the red grandmothers should study your songs, and before when the prosecution was informed about the jokes you made with the national symbols.

I already wrote on my Facebook timeline that I want a sentence for Gogo Lozanov for abuse of power. I do not know how to “refer, mrefer or another gay word” to the prosecution about this action, but if we want to have the freedom of speech, we must start from the Council for Electronic Media. This “monster” wrote on his Facebook page that they should put me in jail for 2 years.

– And finally, tell us how will you spend the summer?

I am going home in Varna. My holiday will be sports and beach every day with the kids.

– Misho Shamara or Big Sha – how do you prefer to be called?

Everyone can call me whatever he likes. I have no pretenses. My name is Mihail Stanislavov Mihaylov, I always have my head up and no gudgeons can bother me at all.

41. „Shalom” angry with Misho Shamara for calling Dyankov “a Jewish vermin” | | 01.08.2013 18:54 | news.snews.bg | ????????? |

The Organization of the Jews in Bulgaria „Shalom” disseminated a sharp statement in relation to the statement made by Misho Shamara live on TV7. We remind you that, yesterday in the morning program, Shamara exploded: „It is OK to fix the budget prepared by Simeon Dyankov. He is the most incapable Jewish vermin”.

“Regardless of the language and means of expression used by a rapper and regardless of the ethnicity and religion of the people and their social status, we believe that it is unacceptable to make xenophobic and anti-Semitic statements and to use your television to incite hatred against Jewish community in Bulgaria and around the world”, “Shalom” wrote in their statement to the media. “Rappers and the media have a strong influence on young people and on the shaping of their values, therefore we clearly oppose the use of language of hatred and inciting xenophobic attitudes in the Bulgarian society, the Organization of Jews said. After „Shalom” and other organizations reacted against the anti-Semitic statement, Shamara disseminated his apologies: I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitted words against the former minister Simeon Dyankov. This is a big mistake and it will never happen again. I apologize to both the Bulgarian Jewish community which I really respect and have wonderful friends among it, I apologize to the former Minister for the aggressive tone and to all people who have heard the accidentally and mechanically omitted clichéd line. I do not have and I have never had any bad feelings both to the Jews and to any other minority in Bulgaria. We have been living together for centuries, and we will continue living together in fellowship and love. This has always been my goal. Jewish and Bulgarian people are great. I am proud to be a Bulgarian and to live in the country which will be part of the world history forever for saving the Jews from the death camps. I’m also proud of the fact that many of their descendants are my friends, and my teachers. Once again – brothers, please accept my apologies”, ended Misho Shamara and informed that in a few days he will ask for a meeting with His Excellency the Ambassador of Israel and representatives of the Jewish community in Bulgaria to offer his personal apologies.

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