Bulgarian ultranationalist Siderov likens himself to Nelson Mandela

Bulgarian ultranationalist Siderov likens himself to Nelson Mandela

 

By Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian ultra-nationalist Ataka leader Volen Siderov, whose comments during the current political crisis have been invariably more ludicrous than lucid, reached new heights on July 12 when he said that even if he was taken to prison, he would speak the truth “just like Nelson Mandela”.

It was a headline-making statement (as above), not unsurprisingly, given that perhaps only a minority of one would find any basis for comparison between the Nobel Peace Prize winner, international hero, freedom fighter, South African statesman…and Siderov, whose statements and writings never have given any impression that he shares any points of political philosophy with Mandela.