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UN forbids use of church bells in Kosovo (because they irritate the muslims)
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Posted on 03/22/2004 3:01:25 PM PST by Seselj

Priest Velimir Stojanovic, who lives with his family in the churchyard of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Sava in the southern part of Kosovska Mitrovica, told Tanjug that the Greek soldiers protecting this shrine have forbidden the use of the church bells.

"Representatives of KFOR introduced this ban with the explanation that Orthodox church bells irritate the Albanians," says Father Velimir. "The last time the bells were heard was on Easter Sunday, April 15 of this year," he explained, adding that so far he has not publicized this ban because he thought it was temporary. "The church bells did not ring on Ascension Day (Spasovdan, May 25) and I think that this is not good for either the church or the people," said Father Velimir.

Every day, five times a day, the song of the muezzins from the minarets of three mosques in the southern, Albanian part of the town can be heard. A fourth mosque is open and undisturbed in the village of Zabari, near Kosovska Mitrovica.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: balkans; campaignfinance; jihad; kfor; kosovo; muslims; nato; persecution; un
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1 posted on 03/22/2004 3:01:27 PM PST by Seselj
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To: Seselj
The sound of dynamite being detonated is irritating to me, can the UN get the Muslims to stop?
2 posted on 03/22/2004 3:03:07 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: Seselj
And some guy's canterwauling with a microphone from a tower isn't bothersome at all?
3 posted on 03/22/2004 3:03:24 PM PST by Hodar (With Rights, comes Responsibilities. Don't assume one, without assuming the other.)
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To: Seselj
Good Lord! Okay then.......
Tell the muslims to quit their squaking 5 times a day!
4 posted on 03/22/2004 3:03:48 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Space Available for Rent or Lease by the Day, Week, or Month. Reasonable Rates. Inquire within.)
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To: Seselj
Muslims irritate me. Can we ban them now?

5 posted on 03/22/2004 3:04:57 PM PST by Prime Choice (Hm? No, my powers can only be used for Good.)
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To: DTA; joan; Destro; FormerLib; MadelineZapeezda; vooch; RussianConservative; kosta50
Balkans bump.
6 posted on 03/22/2004 3:05:06 PM PST by Seselj
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To: Seselj
The UN building in NYC is an irritating eyesore: can we do something about that?
7 posted on 03/22/2004 3:06:25 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Seselj
Every day, five times a day, the song of the muezzins from the minarets of three mosques in the southern, Albanian part of the town can be heard.
8 posted on 03/22/2004 3:08:01 PM PST by LibertyAndJusticeForAll
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To: SF Republican; Hodar; Fiddlstix; Prime Choice; Fitzcarraldo; LibertyAndJusticeForAll
In case anyone is wondering what a muezzin is:

MUEZZIN, mn-ez'zin (MUEDDIN): The official attached to a Mohammedan mosque, whose business it is to chant the azan (from which the word muezzin is formed with the aid of the preformative), or call of the faithful to prayer, five times each day. The call is sounded from the minaret, if the mosque has one, otherwise from the side of the mosque. The words of the call are: " Allah is most great (four times); I testify that there is no God but Allah (twice); I testify that Mohammed is the apostle of Allah (twice); come to prayer (twice); come to salvation (twice); Allah is most great (twice); there is no god but Allah." In the early morning call, after the words " Come to salvation," the Muezzin adds " Prayer is better than sleep " (twice).

9 posted on 03/22/2004 3:13:03 PM PST by Seselj
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To: Seselj
Ok I seem to have forgotten, but what was it again that Slobo and the Yugo Army did wrong?

Driving the muslims out? Naw, that can't be it because the christian Serbs are the one fleeing in droves and there's almost none of them left.
Ethnic... oh yeah 'cleansing' - but that can't be right either as all the dead people are the christians.

Hmmm, this is puzzling?!?!? Oh well, I'm sure he did something wrong - otherwise Willard and his General, Ashley Wilkes, wouldn't have engaged in an ILLEGAL WAR.

10 posted on 03/22/2004 3:15:23 PM PST by Condor51 ("Diplomacy without arms is like music without instruments." -- Frederick the Great)
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To: Seselj
Kosovo today; America tomorrow. Be warned!
11 posted on 03/22/2004 3:16:01 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Seselj
I'd ring those bells until they broke!
12 posted on 03/22/2004 3:16:21 PM PST by Kakaze (I'm now a single issue voter.....exterminate Al Quaida)
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To: Seselj; All
Can you all say "Dhimmitude"? Sure you can.
13 posted on 03/22/2004 3:16:40 PM PST by Jacob Kell (The beatings will continue until the morale improves-Cmdr. of the Imperial Japanese Sub. Force)
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To: Seselj
What troubles me about this is that the bells are a legitimate part of the Liturgy. And they are not allowed to use them, how tragic.
14 posted on 03/22/2004 3:17:21 PM PST by peter the great
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To: knighthawk
Ping!


15 posted on 03/22/2004 3:18:09 PM PST by Hat-Trick (Do you trust a government that does not trust you with guns?)
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To: Seselj
bump for later
16 posted on 03/22/2004 3:18:46 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Seselj
The UN banned the ringing of church bells because they irritate the muslims ? ... Sheesh, like that obnoxous howling 5 times a days won't make you wanna smack sumpin.
17 posted on 03/22/2004 3:19:03 PM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: SF Republican
The UN when given a choice between wrong/right or evil/good always seems to take which course?
18 posted on 03/22/2004 3:19:30 PM PST by pointsal
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To: Seselj
Every day, five times a day, the song of the muezzins from the minarets of three mosques in the southern, Albanian part of the town can be heard. A fourth mosque is open and undisturbed in the village of Zabari, near Kosovska Mitrovica.

Obviously a miss print. They are, ya know, the ROP (Religion of peace). They would surely honor the freedom religion and do like wise. /sarcasm.

19 posted on 03/22/2004 3:22:35 PM PST by tazman3
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To: Seselj
Have you read the one about a priest being arrested by Kosovo Police during the current unrest.

A grenade was trown into a church court yard. The orthodox priest came out with shrapnel wounds.

The Albanian Kosovo Police (happend to be near by) asked him a direct question: "Why did YOU throw the grenade??"

The priest was handcuffed and taken to the police station and laying on the floor face down for throwing a grenade in his church and inflicting shrapnel wounds on himself I guess. Later he was released.

20 posted on 03/22/2004 3:24:14 PM PST by Makedonski
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To: Tom Jefferson; backhoe; Militiaman7; BARLF; timestax; imintrouble; cake_crumb; Brad's Gramma; ...
"Representatives of KFOR introduced this ban with the explanation that Orthodox church bells irritate the Albanians,"

Every day, five times a day, the song of the muezzins from the minarets of three mosques in the southern, Albanian part of the town can be heard

No more UN for US-list

If people want on or off this list, please let me know.

21 posted on 03/22/2004 3:25:02 PM PST by knighthawk (Full of power I'm spreading my wings. I have started my journey, I'm drifting away with the wind,)
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To: Hat-Trick
UN = anti-Christan
22 posted on 03/22/2004 3:27:27 PM PST by knighthawk (Full of power I'm spreading my wings. I have started my journey, I'm drifting away with the wind,)
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To: Seselj
Interesting... thanks. I always wondered what they were saying/singing (other than "Allah is most great").
23 posted on 03/22/2004 3:27:38 PM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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To: knighthawk
Will the UN ban Muslim prayer verses from being broadcast from mosques? I doubt it.
24 posted on 03/22/2004 3:27:47 PM PST by oolatec
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To: RaceBannon; Cacique
ping
25 posted on 03/22/2004 3:28:28 PM PST by nutmeg (Why vote for Bush? Imagine Commander in Chief John Fin al-Qerry)
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To: Seselj
Islam = Bullies

26 posted on 03/22/2004 3:28:39 PM PST by jolie560
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To: SF Republican
"The sound of dynamite being detonated is irritating to me, can the UN get the Muslims to stop?"

LOL! and coming to a town near us soon, no doubt.

27 posted on 03/22/2004 3:30:54 PM PST by cricket
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To: Seselj
Does the UN have a solution for people irritated by the insanity of the Manureslamites ?

Yeah, get used to it.
28 posted on 03/22/2004 3:34:46 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Is a pompuus,priviliged, jetset punk ,really a proper Presidential prospect?)
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To: Seselj
Don't piss off the Muslims PING!
29 posted on 03/22/2004 3:38:10 PM PST by rogueleader
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To: Seselj

 

This will always irritate me.


30 posted on 03/22/2004 3:42:30 PM PST by Fintan ( 1950)
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To: knighthawk
UN = anti-Christian AND anti-Jewish. What's left..

PRO-MUSLIM

31 posted on 03/22/2004 4:00:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Seselj
This is the perfect illustration of the Demo/lib method of the use of force in an international conflict. Portray the aggressors as victims and disenfranchise the party with legitimate concerns about their rights and safety. Or, take the example of Somalia, send U.S. Forces into hostilities without proper firepower and protection because it didn't "look " or "feeeel" right internationally to overpower the warlords' with unbearable force. They just have to mix P.C. with power in every case.This was the case with Clinton, and Kerry is even more liberal. That fact alone is enough to ring MY bell.
32 posted on 03/22/2004 4:02:01 PM PST by zygoat
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To: Seselj
Sieg Allah! Phhht!

Sieg Allah! Phhht!

Sieg Allah! PHHHHHT!

Sieg--PHHHHT!, Sieg-PHHHHT!

Right in Allah's face!

Allah told Mohammad,

"You are the Master Race!"

So to love Allah

Would be a big disgrace,

So when Mohammad says,

"Sieg", go Phhhht!,

Right in Allah's face!
33 posted on 03/22/2004 4:13:01 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: Seselj
This is an article from 3 years ago and it was posted here. It shows you once they (whether so-called "allies" Greeks or Russians) are in the system NATO in the former and KFOR in the later, they are allies no more and do their masters' bidding.

Now that church has just been destroyed, so they won't have to worry about hearing the bells any longer. The intolerants.

34 posted on 03/22/2004 4:19:03 PM PST by joan
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To: Seselj
I would tell the UN to shove it up their ass
35 posted on 03/22/2004 4:20:02 PM PST by The Wizard
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To: Seselj
either no bells for any one or bell for all
36 posted on 03/22/2004 4:21:04 PM PST by The Wizard
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To: ApplegateRanch
LOL. A wonderful revision of one of the best war songs in history.
37 posted on 03/22/2004 4:28:43 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Eagle Scout class of 1992.)
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To: Seselj
Christians under Moslem suzerainty have always been forbidden to ring church bells (at most they are allowed to use wooden clappers to summon parishioners to worship), they could not build new churches, they couldn't repair damage to churches without official permission (never forthcoming), they couldn't wear religious symbols in public but did have to wear special clothing in public identifying them as Christians, they couldn't ride a horse in the presence of a Muslim, etc. In addition, they were subject to having their children kidnapped, "converted to Islam," sold into slavery/sexually abused.

Such has been the imposition of Muslims on subjugated Christians for centuries, only now the UN is enforcing it on their behalf.

38 posted on 03/22/2004 4:30:07 PM PST by Map Kernow ("I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Seselj

My crime? I rang the church bells.

39 posted on 03/22/2004 5:18:35 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: knighthawk
How about puting me on your list. Take care.
40 posted on 03/22/2004 5:25:20 PM PST by peter the great
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To: Seselj
Disgusting.
41 posted on 03/22/2004 5:27:18 PM PST by livius
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To: Seselj
The UN can go straight to bell!
42 posted on 03/22/2004 5:36:27 PM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on an equally short pier, anytime, the sooner the better!)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Watch the video

43 posted on 03/22/2004 5:42:15 PM PST by SJackson (If there were not groups like the VVAW in the US... we would have lost the war--Gen Giap memoirs)
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To: Seselj
The last time the bells were heard was on Easter Sunday, April 15 of this year

The bells could not have been heard on April 15 of this year because it is only March 22.

What year was this article written?

44 posted on 03/22/2004 5:49:48 PM PST by Alouette (Proudly overpopulating the planet since 1972)
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To: Seselj
Then let them toll 24/7.
45 posted on 03/22/2004 5:54:31 PM PST by Let's Roll (Kerry) is a self-confessed unindicted war criminal or... a traitor to his country in a time of war)
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To: Hodar
Not if you have a sniper rifle.
46 posted on 03/22/2004 5:58:22 PM PST by PattonReincarnated (Rebuild the Temple)
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To: knighthawk
Kofi Annan GO HOME!
47 posted on 03/22/2004 6:00:23 PM PST by lakey
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To: Seselj
Every day, five times a day, the song of the muezzins from the minarets of three
mosques in the southern, Albanian part of the town can be heard.


I didn't even have to read the article to know that silenced church bells
wouldn't be met with a balance of telling the Muslims to shut up their daily blasts.
48 posted on 03/22/2004 6:01:27 PM PST by VOA
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To: Hodar
You said it. I can't imagine anything more irritating
than that. A bit overbearing, aren't they?
49 posted on 03/22/2004 6:20:16 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: LiteKeeper
Kosovo today; America tomorrow. Be warned!

America tomorrow???? Ask a certain southern judge who tried to display the Ten Commandments whether it will be tomorrow or if it is already here......

50 posted on 03/22/2004 6:22:47 PM PST by eeriegeno
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