Skip to comments.Kosovo Protestants tell of hardship, survival
Posted on 12/23/2010 10:47:22 PM PST by Bokababe
The small Protestant church in downtown Pristina has been around since 1985. Since then, its flock has grown to around 6,000 faithful, and 21 additional churches have been built around Kosovo.
But the denomination faces ongoing barriers in a country where the majority religion is Islam, says the community's spiritual leader, Pastor Arthur Krasniqi.
"In this part of the Balkans, among Albanians as well, religion has always played a role in, or [rather] has been abused by, politics for electoral or other purposes," he told SETimes.
Protestants, he said, have to deal with an atmosphere of unease. "They are visited at home, threatened there will be no place for them to be buried when they die, and their families are frequently isolated," he said.
Sometimes, the pressure takes the form of physical violence. In Prizren, Krasniqi says, Muslim extremists beat a Kosovo Protestant, Besim Ajeti, earlier this year. Six people were arrested but released for lack of evidence.....
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You know what I say to that..."go F..... your two faced -selves!"
SE Times—I wonder who finances them.
NO mention at all of the Orthodox Church burnings and destruction by the muslim vandals. No mention at all of the ethnic cleansing of Serbians in their own land - Kosovo!
Just some crocodile tears for a Protestant Christian. Useful fools.
I echo that sentiment, they can eat that turd.
Just subsitute the phrase...."When Islam comes looking for you........":
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn't a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.
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