More on the spread of jihad in the Balkans, and especially among the "America-loving" Albanians, you know, the Muslims Clinton sent our troops to war for against the Serbian Christians.
The sharia-compliant media always frames these jihadi attacks as "ethnic tensions" or "clashes" or "civil unrest," all a cover-up for Islamic jihad as commanded by Islamic teaching. Nigeria, Thailand, the Philippines, Israel, Lebanon, Chechnya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Bosnia Kenya, the list and the endless bloodshed goes on and on ……
Quran: (thanks to Abdul)1. — Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve. (8.55)2. — The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4: 1 01)3. — Mohammed is God's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).4. — Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God's religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)5. — Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God's religion reigns supreme. (2: 193) 6. — We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3: 151)7. — I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8: 12)8. — Fight against such of those to whom the Scriptures were given [i.e. Christians and Jews] … until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. (9:29)9. — Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. (9:73 and 66:9)10. — Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. (9: 123)
Everywhere Muslims live in non-Muslim countries, there is conflict and agitation, the level of which is determined by their numbers.
(Boris Grdanoski/ Associated Press ) – Macedonian Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska, center front, talks to the media surrounded by her associates during a news conference in the capital Skopje, Macedonia, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Macedonian authorities say they have arrested 20 people, all radical Islamists, in the murder of five Macedonian fishermen last month that fueled ethnic tensions in this tiny Balkan country. They have been charged with terrorism.
By Associated Press, Published: May 1
SKOPJE, Macedonia — Police arrested 20 radical Islamists [sic] for the murder of five ethnic Macedonian fishermen in an early morning raid Tuesday, authorities said. The killing last month fueled tension in the tiny Balkan country between majority Macedonians and the mostly Muslim Albanian minority.
The suspects have been charged with terrorism, Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska said. She did not specify whether they all belonged to the same ethnic group, saying simply that they were all Macedonian citizens.
The victims were not directly connected with the suspects, Jankuloska told reporters.
“The intention of this crime was to create a sense of insecurity and fear among the general population,” she said.
Tensions between ethnic Macedonians and Albanians have simmered since the end of an armed rebellion in 2001, when ethnic Albanian rebels fought Macedonian government forces for about eight months, seeking greater rights for their community. The conflict left 80 people dead, and ended with the intervention of NATO troops.
Ethnic Albanians make up a quarter of Macedonia’s population of 2.1 million. Most Macedonians are Christian Orthodox.
About 800 police were involved in Tuesday’s operation, called “Monster,” raiding 26 houses around the Macedonian capital of Skopje and seizing weapons, bullet proof vests and Islamic literature, Jankuloska said.
All of the suspects had fought in Afghanistan and Pakistan, she said.
The suspects were followers “of radical Islam, which is generally a danger for Christianity,” she said. “They all have the capacity to commit such a horrible act.”
UPDATE: Atlas reader elucidates:
I lived in Macedonia for a year while I was on active duty working with the Macedonian military. While it is a very poor country the people are proud and have a long history.
The people there were some of the nicest people that I ever met. They have a real problem with the ethnic Albanians and you can cut the tension with a knife. It was very disturbing to be out running in the morning to the sounds of the Muslim call to prayer. And that was in Skopje the capital. There are mosques popping up all over the place in that area. The only thing keeping all of these sides apart is the presence of NATO troops in Kosovo. When they finally leave it will revert right back to the old days. These tensions are 1000 years old and it's the Balkans for crying out loud. Americans just don't understand 1000 year old grudges. These people remember and they pass on memories to the next generation and to the next, and to the next, and so on.
My vote is with the Macedonians, always.
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