Serbs fought the NAZI's and Croats. Never forget.
I was just going to observe: of course not, the Croats committed genocide mostly against the Serbs, and only secondarily against Jews. The one thing more constant than anti-Semitism in Western European and American culture and thought is pravaslavnophobia — the irrational fear and hatred of Orthodox Christians, esp. Slavic Orthodox Christians. Once the Latin church dropped it and started being friendly, the secularists took it up with a vengance: even after 9/11 they bomb us on behalf of jihadis allied with Al Qaeda and favor Muslim immigration over Christian from lands where the Muslims persecute Orthodox Christians.
posted on 01/05/2012 10:25:15 AM PST
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
The priest involved, Vjekoslav Lasic, has been pulling stunts like this for years. He seems to be the Croatian equivalent of the Westboro Baptist Church. From what I could gather from Google, he is a Dominican priest from Bosnia and Hercegovina. He celebrated this Mass along with one other priest but there is no indication that the Catholic hierarchy or the Croatian government approved. Why they haven't taken steps against him, I don't know--his being a member of a religious order instead of a diocesan priest may limit what the archbishop of Zagreb can do, and he may not be a citizen of Croatia. Maybe the government thinks it is better to ignore him than to make him a "martyr."
One of the items that turned up was a newspaper item from 2008 in which Ivo Banac, a noted Croatian historian, called him "a disgrace for the church, the people, the state" (Slobodna Dalmacija, July 26, 2008).
No indignation because it didn’t happen on TV, and almost nobody in the part of the world where people watch TV for their news knows where Croatia is, or cares.
posted on 01/05/2012 4:35:17 PM PST
(Diplomacy is war by other means.)
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