More of the poisonous fruit of Clinton's war against the Christians in Serbia:
Find a Church They Forgot to Destroy — in Serbia Proper; Erect Monument
to Terrorists in Presevo and Threaten War if Serbia Removes it; Keep
Serbs out of Church on Orthodox Christmas
Posted by Julia Gorin
The new year is off to a repetitive, and possibly amped-up, start. By now, most readers of this blog have read the Jan 4 report about the destruction of the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Assumption of the Virgin:
Albanians last night completely destroyed the monastery
“Assumption of the Virgin” in southern Serbia…Mother Paraskeva (62 years
old)…[said] “…Albanians from Kosovo were organized with the intention
of coming to destroy the Serbian monasteries in this area…Last year on
Good Friday they attacked me…’ The Monastery of the Assumption of the
Virgin is under the auspices of Bishop Pachomius, who was accused for
rape of boys…. “Some have been given 35 000 DM (Deutsche Marks) to
create a bad image of the Bishop. [ The Monastery…originates from the
4th century and it is the oldest shrine in Vranje district.
First, as to why Albanians would accuse a Serbian bishop of raping little boys, here’s an email I got a few years ago:
I’ve read in various chronicles from and about Kosovo under Islam [that]
Albanians were abducting Serb boys and young girls. It is Bat Y’eor who
brought up the subject in one of her books that got me curious to look
up in more detail. My wife’s parents tell me that it is a public secret
in and around Skopje (Macedonia) to hide your boy from a Muslim
Albanian, especially if he is good looking, because one will lose him. Look up “Islamic Homosexualities” and there is a chapter on Albanians raping little boys. The book can be read via amazon and it it has stunned me.
Meanwhile, something that’s gotten less attention than the report
about the monastery is that on the heels of the destruction — and on
Orthodox Christmas Eve — Kosovo Albanians characteristically tried to prevent
cleansed Serbs from visiting their old church in Djakovica, with a
similar name to the monastery above. It all suggests we may be in the
midst of a string of intimidation tactics against Serbs — something
that, as the above item shows, extends beyond Kosovo’s “borders.”
B92 (Jan. 6) – A group of Kosovo Albanians have
prevented a group of Orthodox believers from visiting the Church of
Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary in Đakovica. RTS (Radio Television
Serbia) has reported that the Albanians were protesting against the
visit of displaced Serbs who used to live in the town.
Ethnic Albanian Self-Determination Movement activists and Voice of
Mothers organization members gathered in front of the entrance to the
church on Christmas Eve and did not allow Serbs to go in. Orthodox nuns
did not even go out in the yard on Sunday.
RTS has reported that around 40 Serbs managed to bring the Yule log
into the church despite the protest and then safely leave the town in a
bus. Kosovo police arrested two protesters and pushed several hundreds
of Albanians 20 meters away from the church so Serbs could briefly enter
Well thank goodness for the need to keep up appearances. (At least
until the international overseers leave, or until the rest of the UN
gives in and recognizes Kosovo statehood.)
On Christmas Day, Jan. 7th, came news that Kosovo police detained
several Serbs after Christmas services, first concocting some sort of
“Serbian Civil Defense” affiliation as an excuse, then saying they
simply “looked suspicious,” and then saying the young men had been
tailing the Kosovo Police charged with securing the visit by Aleksandar
Vulin, head of the Serbian Government Office for Kosovo. Vulin said,
“‘The arrests were a straightforward provocation, crude violence, that
was truly caused by nothing… This is about straightforward lawlessness
and injustice’… He added that he had unofficially learned that…the
Kosovo Albanian authorities ‘do not know what [to] charge the Serbs
with’…According to him, the international community should consider
whether its unconditional support for Priština can continue – ‘because
that support may be interpreted by Priština [and has been all along] as
readiness to perpetrate all forms of violence. We have said it countless
times that the end of supervised independence was a tragic mistake. The
international community and Priština must understand that there will be
no lasting and just solution in Kosovo and Metohija without the consent
of Serbia and the Serbs who live there,’ Vulin told RTS.
“Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Bishop Teodosije of Ras-Prizren said
Monday that the Kosovo police raided the Gračanica monastery on
Christmas Day…. ‘With actions of this kind, the Kosovo police is
deterring people from visiting their holy sites and demonstrating brutal
force in a highly primitive fashion,’ believes Teodosije.
“‘Considering the incidents the Kosovo police caused on St. Vitus Day,
June 28 last year, it is practically a rule that every Orthodox holiday
is accompanied by fear of police terror and arrests,’ the Diocese of
Ras-Prizren said in a release.
“Bishop Teodosije also expressed great dissatisfaction with the
Kosovo institutions’ improper treatment of Serbian officials, who are
banned from visiting SPC sites or forced, as Aleksandar Vulin was on
Monday, to urgently leave Gračanica before the end of the ceremony.
“A similar incident occurred a few months ago, when Bishop Teodosije
received a visit from advisor to the Serbian president Marko Đurić, who
was later brutally expelled from the territory of Kosovo. According to
Teodosije, foreign representatives were also confused and shocked by the
actions of the police on Monday.”
They were shocked this time? Not the other 4700 times?
In a follow-up
to the incident last Wednesday (the 10 young men were released pending
trial, though one is in the hospital with injuries to his legs and
urethra after being beaten
at the Priština courthouse where he was interrogated), Vulin said “that
he hoped the international community would not understand why President
Tomislav Nikolić was not allowed to visit the Gračanica monastery and
why he and other Office for Kosovo officials had so many problems with
freedom of movement in Kosovo.”
He was referring to the news that was dominating local headlines a day before Orthodox Christmas: the Kosovo government denying Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic’s request to visit with his fellow Serbs in Kosovo to mark Christmas.
IMAGINE a president having to REQUEST a visit to his own territory,
from the terrorists who are still only in the midst of seizing it (with
superpower help). Imagine the U.S. president having to ask a
China-backed or Russia-backed La Raza for permission to visit
California. Anyway, it’s supposedly quid pro quo for Belgrade not
allowing the terrorists into the part of the country they haven’t yet
seized, though that doesn’t explain all the other cases of denied access
to Serbian officials over the past decade.
… “[I]f our officials are not allowed to go to Serbia certainly we will
apply the same measures,” Kosovo Interior Minister Bajram Rexhepi said
at a news conference on Saturday [Jan. 5]…While several Serb ministers
have been denied entry to Kosovo, some top officials…have been allowed
to attend religious festivals in the past…[T]he most recent rejection
came after four Kosovo government ministers were denied entry to Serbia
during 2012. Last Christmas, Kosovo Albanian protesters hurled stones at
a motorcade carrying former president Tadic when he visited a monastery
in western Kosovo. Nikolic…has accused European Union authorities in
Kosovo of bias by letting Kosovo authorities to decide whether the Serb
leader could visit Kosovo.
From a rundown of Albanian press on Jan. 6th, we see once again that the Kosovo government and the “more extreme” Kosovo Albanian political groups that Western politicians are always trying to distance from it were on the same page:
Vetevendosje demands Serbia’s officials not be allowed entry to Kosovo (dailies)
Leaders of the Vetevendosje Movement called on the
Government of Kosovo not to allow Serbia’s officials to enter Kosovo
ahead of Orthodox Christmas celebrations. …On the possibility of a peace
treaty being signed by presidents of Kosovo and Serbia, Vetevendosje
officials commented by saying that there can be no peace for as long as
Serbia doesn’t apologise for crimes it committed in Kosovo.
In another Jan. 5 report,
we get to the wider game, and the next prize the Albanians have their
eye on: Serbia’s Presevo Valley. That’s what is meant in the last line
below by “southern Serbia”:
“…I will not have Priština deciding whether I can go to our
Kosovo….Nikolić pointed out that EULEX had once again shown that it was
not status neutral and that it did what Priština said. “They did not let
me to go to Kosovo while I was an opposition representative and they do
not let me go now that I am a Serbian president,” he stressed. Kosovo
Deputy Prime Minister Hajredin Kuci said on Friday…that the Serbian
president would be able to visit Kosovo…when Kosovo Albanian leaders
were allowed to visit ethnic Albanians in southern Serbia. […]
As if these ‘innocent’ visits aren’t rallies in furtherance of the
next phase of Greater Albania’s consolidation. Indeed, if we were to
check in on just the most recent moves toward that end, we’d find an
even lesser-noticed recent report, from late December. See if you can
get your head around this: In the Albanian-dominated Presevo Valley
(just north of Kosovo), the Albanians put up a monument — on what is,
still, undisputed Serbian land — to the KLA terrorists who tried to
seize Presevo just months after their Kosovo seizure. (That particular
KLA affiliate is known as UCPMB.) This is like Muslims putting up a
monument to al Qaeda in our faces. Because that’s what the KLA are to
Serbs. Except Muslims in general aren’t yet as brazen as Albanians —
which is saying a lot. For those who poo-poo the KLA-ALQ comparison,
what a luxury they have to not be Serb, and to be able to scoff at these
It’s not enough that the few Serbs who remain in Kosovo have to deal
with monuments to the killers and torturers of their loved ones as a
reminder that they’re not welcome in their own ancient land, but now
Serbs in Serbia proper are getting it. Unsurprisingly, the people
arrested in this whole thing were the group of Serbs who set out to
demolish the stone harbinger of their demise. The monument itself wasn’t
touched, nor were the terrorist-worshipers who put it up.
PREŠEVO — The leaders of ethnic Albanian parties in
southern Serbia…qualified as “a threat” a statement made by PM and
Interior Minister Ivica Dačić on Wednesday. Dačić said yesterday that
the memorial plaque for the members of the so-called Liberation Army of
Preševo, Bujanovac and Medveđa (UCPMB; OVPMB) in downtown Preševo
represented an unnecessary provocation to which the state must react,
and advised those who put it up to remove it themselves.
The terrorist group was an offshoot of the so-called Kosovo Liberation
Army (KLA; UCK), and was disbanded in 2001. After the end of the war in
Kosovo, they staged hundreds of attacks against Serbian police, Yugoslav
military, local officials in the area, and UN personnel.
One of the group’s former commanders, and until recently president of the Bujanovac municipal assembly, Jonuz Musliu,
also criticized Dačić on Thursday. Musliu, who is now leader of the
Movement for Democratic Progress party, said that ethnic Albanians were
“in favor of solving all conflicts peacefully” and that the prime
minister “will have to look elsewhere for a partner for war and
The leader of the Democratic Union of the Valley Skender Destani told
Tanjug… “If all the members of the Liberation Army received amnesty,
what right does he have to openly threaten Albanians.”…Last Friday,
Preševo saw the unveiling of the memorial which contains the names of 27
members of the UCPMB who had been killed during the insurgency. The
memorial to cost RSD 3 million to build. Ethnic Albanians said that the
ceremony was staged on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the
establishment of the Albanian state.
Serbia Threatens To Demolish Albanian Monument (Balkan Insight, Dec. 27)
…[Serbian Prime Minister Ivica] Dacic ordered the
authorities in the mainly Albanian towns of Bujanovac and Presevo in
South Serbia to remove a monument dedicated to ethnic Albanian fighters.
The ethnic Albanian guerrilla force launched a brief armed struggle with
Serbian security forces in 2000. The conflict ended with the help of
international mediation. [After it started with the help of international "mediation” (i.e. the Kosovo war) which opened the door to Presevo.]
They agreed to disarm in 2001 following an internationally brokered
peace deal, after which the Serbian military re-entered the
demilitarized area near the border with Kosovo with the approval of NATO.
When the monument was erected, Ragimi Mustafa, president of the
municipality of Presevo, said the history of every nation deserved
[r[respect]including the history of the ethnic Albanians in that area.
In response, the Serbian government filed criminal charges against
representatives of the Presevo municipality, saying the monument was not
erected in accordance with due procedures.
According to Dacic, the international community had been informed
about the memorial and about how its construction was “an open
provocation, designed to show that Serbia does not control part of its
[D[Did you catch that? Serbia can’t have an appropriate response to
provocations in its borders without first asking permission, after
briefing, the ‘international community’. That would be the same
international community that’s helping Albanians do what they do.]p>
On December 26, on the website Preseva jone, some former ethnic
Albanian fighters threatened armed rebellion if the monument in Presevo
is removed. [A[And yet the headline of this Balkan Insight report has the verb "threatens” after the subject "Serbia.”]strong>
They would “put on their boots and uniforms once again and take up arms,” they said.
Yes, they love reminding everyone that they’re always
ready to fight again if the internationals don’t do their bidding. As
if the Albanians won’t do it anyway. So it looks like NATO may have to
hand them Presevo too. (Indeed, the issue is being internationalized for
the past several years already. See the 90th paragraph here,
which starts with the word “Obviously.”) Looks like we may have to bomb
or otherwise punish Serbia yet again, if it decides to be
Good thing we have the president of Albania to straighten us out
that it’s actually Serbia that’s doing the “provoking.” Though one might
ask what stake the president of Albania has in what happens in Serbia,
or Kosovo for that matter — unless it’s the barely concealed fact that
he sees these parts of Serbia as futurely part of Albania:
Berisha: Belgrade provokes Albanians, and does not respect minority (Politika, Jan. 6)
There's much more here.
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