Skip to comments.Mistrust fuels intolerance in divided Kosovo
Posted on 11/19/2008 3:36:41 PM PST by Bokababe
GORAZDEVAC, Kosovo (Reuters) - Darko Dimitrijevic lives in a Serbian enclave of Kosovo that is protected by international troops and rarely interacts with ethnic Albanians in surrounding villages.
Better-stocked Albanian stores and cafes, as well as a cinema and other amenities, are minutes away by car from his village of 1,000 Serbs in western Kosovo.
But like almost all residents of Gorazdevac, he stays away, fearing intolerance and perhaps violence.
"We are Christians, they are Muslims. They have a different way of life," said Dimitrijevic, a 24-year-old radio station manager who like most young Serbs does not speak Albanian.
He said violence often seemed to set back hopes of better relations, referring to an incident in which two Serb youth in the village were shot dead in 2003.
Dimitrijevic says he could move to Serbia for a better life but wants to stay in the village where his grandfather and great grandfather lived and his family and friends are today.......
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He fears muzzie intolerance? How non diverse of him./sarc
Yeah, well maybe it's time for the kitty brigade on your FR page to go give these Albanians a visit and make them an offer they can't refuse!
A friend of mine still has a Serb aunt in Kosovo. She and two other Serb women sell lace goods to buy food for a sort of “meals on wheels” for the old Serbs left in outlying areas. They pay an Albanian to take the food to these old people by taxi. She said that they are afraid to stop, because some of these old people would probably starve to death without these meals.
Thank you, Bill C. Your legacy lives on.
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