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Who Will Protect Kosovos Christians?
Acton Institute ^ | May 24, 2006 | by John Couretas, Director of Communications

Posted on 05/27/2006 11:10:58 AM PDT by Bokababe

Who Will Protect Kosovo’s Christians?

by John Couretas, Director of Communications

This week, Montenegro voted to end its union with Serbia, the last remaining alliance of the former Yugoslav federation. News accounts of the vote frequently add matter-of-factly that Kosovo, the Serb province placed under the administration of the United Nations in 1999, is next in line to gain its independence and probably by the end of the year.

But anyone who cares about religious freedom, the rights of minorities, and the rule of law should be highly skeptical of an independent Kosovo. Since 1999, when a NATO bombing campaign drove out Serb military forces fighting an Albanian separatist movement, the Orthodox Christian minority in Kosovo has been under intense pressure from Albanian Muslim extremists.

In a Feb. 18 letter to President George Bush, the Serbian Orthodox bishop Artemije of Kosovo and Metohija – the ranking church official in the region – said that granting the province independence would hand terrorists “a significant victory” in Europe.

“Detaching Kosovo from democratic Serbia would mean a virtual sentence of extinction for my people in the province – the larger part of my diocese – who continue to face unremitting violence from jihad terrorist and criminal elements that dominate the Albanian Muslim leadership,” the bishop said....................

(Excerpt) Read more at acton.org ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: albania; albanian; antichristian; appeasement; balkans; christianity; clintonlegacy; dhimmitude; europeanchristians; ihoppy; islamofascists; jihad; kosovo; mark502ss; mulsim; nato; neoconlegacy; pancakeboy; persecution; religion; serb; serbia; sorosfluffers; un; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar
http://www.kosovo.net/news_pogrom.html

How can we Americans sanction and reward this behavior by giving the Albanians "independence" for Kosovo?

We can't!

www.savekosovo.org

1 posted on 05/27/2006 11:11:02 AM PDT by Bokababe
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To: zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; Banat; FormerLib; ...


2 posted on 05/27/2006 11:14:53 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Bokababe
Wesley Clark will protect Kosovo's Christians./sarc.

Seriously, didn't Clark recently convert from Catholicism and become a Jew? I hope so, because I'm Catholic and don't want him being one of us.
3 posted on 05/27/2006 11:15:36 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

Don't know for sure, but I doubt that the Jews would have him either!


4 posted on 05/27/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Bokababe
How many churches have been torched in Kosovo by the filthy ROP?
5 posted on 05/27/2006 11:17:49 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Bokababe

Love the the President's steadfastness in the WOT, but it really perplexes me why he has not given Kosovo and the attention it needs.


6 posted on 05/27/2006 11:19:30 AM PDT by GipperCT
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To: Bokababe
We got on the wrong side in the first place. We screwed up and now we are paying for it.
7 posted on 05/27/2006 11:20:44 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* I love you guys)
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To: ncountylee

Over 100 -- many of them ancient, some as early as the 13th & 14th Century.

These are the are in the same region that St. Paul, and later Cyril & Mehtodius travelled to spread the Gospel of Christianity -- and we've watched them be wiped out under the noses of the UN, without any effort to preserve them.


8 posted on 05/27/2006 11:22:12 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: ncountylee
Dozens of churches, monasteries and shrines have been destroyed or damaged since 1999 in Kosovo, the cradle of Orthodox Christianity in Serbia. The Serbian Orthodox Church lists nearly 150 attacks on holy places, which often involve desecration of altars, vandalism of icons and the ripping of crosses from Church rooftops. A March 2004 rampage by Albanian mobs targeted Serbs and 19 people, including eight Kosovo Serbs, were killed and more than 900 injured, according Agence France Press. The UN mission in Kosovo, AFP said, reported that 800 houses and 29 Serb Orthodox churches and monasteries – some of them dating to the 14th century -- were torched during the fighting. NATO had to rush 2,000 extra troops to the province to stop the destruction.
9 posted on 05/27/2006 11:23:11 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Actually, the remaining Christians there are "paying for it" even more.

But, it is well-known that the semtex for the London and Madrid bombings came from these same thugs.


10 posted on 05/27/2006 11:24:10 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Steve Van Doorn

True, sadly.

LOVE the link on your home page! Got my Memorial Day weekend off on the right start, thanks for creating it!


11 posted on 05/27/2006 11:28:16 AM PDT by GipperCT
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To: Bokababe

Two of the 911 attackers came from the KLA.


12 posted on 05/27/2006 11:28:38 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* I love you guys)
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To: BW2221

Genocide is around the corner, once the filthy ROP has an independent rat hole.


13 posted on 05/27/2006 11:30:02 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: GipperCT
As a "compassionate conservative," President Bush doesn't realize that the problem isn't just Al Qida or radical Islam, but Islam itself.

Islam is incapable of peacefully coexisting with other religions and is also incompatible with democracy. The leader of CAIR stated that Islam isn't in the U.S. to be just another religion, but the dominant religion and hopes that one day the Koran will be the highest authority. Let's face facts, if Muslims ever gain the majority, it's the Sharia for us.

George Bush has said that "Islam is the religion of peace" crap so much that I think he believes it.
14 posted on 05/27/2006 11:30:51 AM PDT by BW2221
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To: Steve Van Doorn
"Two of the 911 attackers came from the KLA."

Never heard this before. Documentation, please.

15 posted on 05/27/2006 11:35:51 AM PDT by Al Simmons (Hillary Clinton is Stalin in a Dress)
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To: Bokababe

It's just mind-boggling that before the breakup, the Christians and Muslims were not only tolerant of each other, but downright neighborly.
Nationalism and bloodlines trump religion every time.
America is the exception due to our relatively short history and Nation of Immigrants status.


16 posted on 05/27/2006 11:36:32 AM PDT by soupcon
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Thank you, Steve, more than you know!

My beloved father died six years ago today. He was represented to me by both one of immigrants at the docks, and also one of the guys in the US Army uniform, as he had been both!

I am still wiping away the tears.


17 posted on 05/27/2006 11:39:19 AM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Bokababe

Didn't you know? Courtesy of W only Christian are expendable.


18 posted on 05/27/2006 11:39:38 AM PDT by Spirited
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To: Spirited
"Didn't you know? Courtesy of W only Christian are expendable."

More correctly in this instance..
Courtesy of WJC.

But GW won't allow any badmouthing of prior US intervention lest it reflect on present or future US interventions.

Pretty much always been thus - remember the great hostage rescue?

19 posted on 05/27/2006 11:45:18 AM PDT by norton
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To: BW2221
As a "compassionate conservative," President Bush doesn't realize that the problem isn't just Al Qida or radical Islam, but Islam itself. Islam is incapable of peacefully coexisting with other religions and is also incompatible with democracy. The leader of CAIR stated that Islam isn't in the U.S. to be just another religion, but the dominant religion and hopes that one day the Koran will be the highest authority. Let's face facts, if Muslims ever gain the majority, it's the Sharia for us. George Bush has said that "Islam is the religion of peace" crap so much that I think he believes it.

So true & so obvious.

20 posted on 05/27/2006 11:49:45 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger

He's spent too much time in the oil business, hanging out with the Saudis, like they are his "buds". The Saudis are the worst of the lot and it is no surprise that they produced an Osama bin Laden.

But, back to the subject of the article, there is something we can do -- there is a link on that www.savekosovo.org website to email Bush and your senator to tell them "No" to giving away Chrisian land to Muslims! Enough of those emails and they can't ignore them.


21 posted on 05/27/2006 12:23:56 PM PDT by Bokababe (www.savekosovo.org & www.serbblog.com)
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To: Bokababe

Thanks, I intend to follow your directions. As an Orthodox Christian, I am compelled to follow up.


22 posted on 05/27/2006 12:31:17 PM PDT by GipperCT
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To: Al Simmons
This is old information.

Here is a web search I did for you.

number 7 looks like a good one posted by Jim Rob

23 posted on 05/27/2006 1:18:08 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
["Two of the 911 attackers came from the KLA."]

Are you referring to Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar?
24 posted on 05/27/2006 1:21:10 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic

oh gosh.. It has been so long... you tell me who they where please.


25 posted on 05/27/2006 1:24:52 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: ncountylee; Bokababe; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ...

Sadly, there are a couple left here on Free Republic who will cheer the burning of every last Christian Church in Kosovo as it will mean the death of the Serbs they hate so completely and the success of the Muhammedans that they hold so dear. For some, Dhimmitude just can't come quickly enough, I guess.

The good news is that there are only 2 or 3 such left, there used to be many more.


26 posted on 05/27/2006 1:38:35 PM PDT by FormerLib ("...the past ten years in Kosovo will be replayed here in what some call Aztlan.")
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic
"Are you referring to Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar?"

Did a little more web search:

Yeap and it looks like they were both the ones that did the flying during 911.

27 posted on 05/27/2006 1:49:01 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Bokababe; GipperCT
Don’t thank us. Thank Lee Greenwood for such a great song, and our great country.

BTW- This song was most appropriate for my wife when she migrated LEGALLY to the US.

28 posted on 05/27/2006 1:58:57 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
"Are you referring to Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar?"

["Did a little more web search: "]

I was searching around too. I know that they were both in Bosnia in the mid-90s. And, Alhazmi went Chechnya I think in 97.

I was looking for a link between them and the KLA.
29 posted on 05/27/2006 2:14:16 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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Bookmark


30 posted on 05/27/2006 2:19:10 PM PDT by DocRock
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To: Bokababe
that granting the province independence would hand terrorists “a significant victory” in Europe.

This is the plan.

31 posted on 05/27/2006 4:03:13 PM PDT by A. Pole (Second hand smoking is a major cause of global warming!)
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To: ncountylee

Don't know but the Clinton Administration changed the status of the KLA so that we could aid known terrorists.

There really ARE two ways to fight the war on terror. The left is VERY selective when it comes to protesting wars.


32 posted on 05/27/2006 9:57:54 PM PDT by weegee (Slowly but surely and deliberately, converativism is being made a thoughtcrime.)
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To: FormerLib; ncountylee; Bokababe; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; ...
Toby Keith played a concert at our FOB in Iraq. I am in the front, kneeling in the middle.


33 posted on 05/28/2006 4:48:48 AM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". Major General Chesty Puller, USMC)
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To: ma bell

Biking in Serbia - fighting in Iraq!


34 posted on 05/28/2006 7:09:19 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Steve Van Doorn
OK. So there is no direct KLA connection - two of them appeared to have been "Muj" in Bosnia...

However, it is not disputed that members of KLA were trained by al Quaeda prior to our intervention there...some thanks we got on Sept. 11th, huh?

GD traitorous 'Toon...

35 posted on 05/28/2006 10:04:34 AM PDT by Al Simmons (Hillary Clinton is Stalin in a Dress)
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To: Al Simmons
"So there is no direct KLA connection"

This is news to me.

How did you figure that out?

36 posted on 05/28/2006 2:12:29 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: ma bell

Ma Bell: I hope all is well.

By the way, I want those sunglasses :-)


37 posted on 05/28/2006 8:47:56 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: Al Simmons
["two of them appeared to have been "Muj" in Bosnia"]

There's no "appearance.". The two 911 hijackers Alhazmi and Almihdhar did go to Bosnia to fight against us (Serbs).
38 posted on 05/28/2006 9:32:44 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic
gotta enlist with the US Army to get 'em for free...:)

Desert Serb "yellowjacket2" out.

39 posted on 05/29/2006 5:21:23 AM PDT by ma bell ("Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines". Major General Chesty Puller, USMC)
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To: Bokababe

Christianity is the bane of the UN and it's agenda. The UN has united with evil in all it's ugly forms against Christianity, and is totally devoted to it's destruction.

Christians can count on nothing from the UN, except persecution.


42 posted on 05/29/2006 9:50:48 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (Dear US Senators, Reps. and Mr. President: Why are y'all abetting the destruction of our culture?)
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To: F.J. Mitchell
"Christians can count on nothing from the UN, except persecution."

You said it, brother... and it's the truth.

43 posted on 05/29/2006 2:40:22 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (islamics are not religious, just set on on mass murder of non-muslims!!)
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