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  • Albanians saving Jews in WW2 - 'BESA' honor-code Is Albanian, NOT "Islamic" - CNN Twists facts (PC)

    08/06/2012 10:29:36 AM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Unlike CNN who twists facts for PC sake and tries to embed -falsely- BESA with Islam...-- First, the facts, true, the Albanians who saved Jews from the Holocaust, were/are heroes!!! The Jewish Chronicle - Besa 'Besa' by Toby Tabachnick Staff Writer When Norman Gershman told his friend, fellow photographer Stuart Huck, that he was traveling to Albania to shoot pictures of righteous people, Huck was happy to offer advice about what photographic gear to take on the trip. But when Gershman mentioned that the righteous people he wanted to photograph were Muslims, "my ears perked up," Huck said. Huck will...
  • Serbs attacked with firebombs; "Cyrillic t-shirts" banned on Vidovdan in Kosovo

    06/28/2012 10:03:22 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | June 28, 2012 | B92, Beta, Tanjug
    GAZIMESTAN, PRIŠTINA -- 16 Serb children were injured when Molotov cocktails were thrown at them as they were returning from the Vidovdan ceremonies in Gazimestan on Thursday.A man carries the Serbian flag surrounded by KPS members at Gračanica on Thursday (Tanjug) The attack happened in Priština. B92 has learned that two Serbs received serious injuries and were treated in the nearby enclave on Gračanica. Gračanica Health Care Center Radmila Trajković told Tanjug that they treated 16 Serb children - between eight and 16 years of age - and that they were injured when their buses returning from Gazimestan came under...
  • Macedonia arrests radical Islamists for lake murders

    05/07/2012 3:30:57 AM PDT · by Milagros
    EurActiv ^ | May 2, 2012
    Police in Macedonia arrested 20 people yesterday (1 May), including radical Islamists who reportedly fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan, for the murder of five men at a lake near the capital Skopje in mid-April. On 13 April five slain Macedonian fishermen were discovered beside a lake at the village of Smiljkovci north of Skopje. Four of the victims were in their late teens or early 20s. The fifth was a man in his 40s.
  • One of 5 remaining Serbs in Kosovo town dies

    12/28/2011 9:16:51 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 14 replies · 1+ views
    B92 ^ | Dec. 26, 2011 | B92
    DJAKOVICA -- An 82-year-old woman - one of only five remaining Serbs in the town of Djakovica in Kosovo - has died, it has been reported. Jela Mijovich and four other elderly women were the only Serbs left in the town after the March 2004 pogrom perpetrated by ethnic Albanians. They all lived in a rebuilt structure located in the yard of a Serbian Orthodox monastery in the town. Prior to 1999, several thousand Serbs lived in Djakovica. The four elderly women who still remain there live under 24-hour protection of the Kosovo police (KPS). One of them, 64-year-old Vasiljka...
  • Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Kosovo Capital

    12/04/2011 8:52:16 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | December 2, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    "Police in Kosovo are investigating who sprayed swastikas on dozens of tombstones in a Jewish cemetery recently restored by American and Kosovan students, a spokesman said Thursday. Brahim Sadrija said police had sealed off the cemetery in the capital, Kosovo, and are looking for clues. The vandalism is believed to have happened Tuesday. In June, a group of students from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and their peers from the American University in Kosovo restored the neglected cemetery by clearing debris from around the graves and cutting overgrown grass. Rabbi Edward S. Boraz of the colleges Roth Center for...
  • On the run in Britain, the Albanian spy chief facing extradition over torture

    12/02/2011 6:27:37 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 1, 2011 | Christian Gysin and Rebecca Camber
    Ilir Kumbaro is wanted for torture and kidnapping in Albania. An arrest warrant has been issued for him after he failed to appear in a London court today A former Albanian spy chief wanted for torture and kidnapping was on the run yesterday after failing to appear at an extradition hearing in London. Ports and airports were put on alert after 58-year-old Ilir Kumbaro did not turn up at Westminster Magistrates Court, where he faced being sent back to Eastern Europe. The Daily Mail has learned that despite Kumbaro being regarded as clever and resourceful, his bail conditions did not...
  • U.S. Commander Condemns Attacks on Kosovo Force

    11/30/2011 4:00:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | November 29, 2011 | Donna Miles
    Georgia National Guard soldiers stack behind a wall during training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Nov. 9, 2011. National Guard soldiers from several states -- including the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade -- are part of the KFOR 15 rotation preparing to deploy to Kosovo in upcoming months. U.S. Army photo by Lynn Davis WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 A senior U.S. military leader in Europe condemned recent violence against NATO troops in Kosovo just as a Wisconsin Army National Guard unit prepares to take command of the 15th rotation of peacekeeping forces...
  • Is Justice Going To Be Served: Grisly Albanian Organ Harvesting Crimes

    11/23/2011 5:40:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | November 21, 2011 | Vojin Joksimovich Ph.D
    KLA Detention Camps In my late December essay in 2010 called Amorality of US Kosovo Policy: Friends with the Snake I have published reactions to the Council of Europe (CoE) 27-page report authored by the Swiss-Italian politician, senator and prosecuting lawyer Dick Marty. The report, after his two-year investigation, claimed that the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) thugs headed by the current Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci, known as the Snake, abducted mostly Kosovo Serbs but also some Albanian so called collaborators, transported them to northern Albania, murdered them, extracted their organs like the kidneys, and sold them on the black...
  • Trial Opens for 7 Kosovars in Organ-Trafficking Case

    10/06/2011 6:00:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 4, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    PRISTINA, KOSOVO The trial of seven Kosovars accused of participating in an international organ trafficking ring opened here Tuesday. The suspects are accused of luring victims from Turkey and former Communist countries to Pristina to sell their kidneys with false promises of payments of up to 15,000, or nearly $20,000. The recipients, according to the indictment, paid between 80,000 and 100,000 for the organs. The case has threatened to tarnish the image of the new country as it struggles to establish international credibility three years after declaring independence, and as it seeks integration into the European Union. But the...
  • Kosovar Serbs Contemplate Life Under Albanian Rule

    09/29/2011 3:34:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Matthew Brunwasser
    NORTH MITROVICA, KOSOVO Angry Serbs are still at the barricades here, blocking roads across northern Kosovo in an attempt to resist the recent deployment of police and customs officers from the Kosovar government to border crossings with Serbia. Although the protests have been peaceful so far, behind the anger a more fundamental issue is smoldering: Serbs here are being forced to finally contemplate a future under the Kosovar government in Pristina, which is dominated by ethnic Albanians. Its the very first time in 12 years that the pressure against the Serbs in the north has been so strong from...
  • Our Tax Dollars at Work NATO Troops in Kosovo Open Fire on Serb Protesters!

    09/27/2011 4:31:53 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 8 replies
    The American Council for Kosovo ^ | September 27, 2011 | James George Jatras
    NATO Tries to Force Christian Serbs to Submit to Criminal Albanian Muslim Authority September 27, 2011: Today, NATO forces in Kosovo opened fire on Serbian demonstrators protesting efforts by KFOR (NATOs Kosovo Force) and the ironically designated European Union rule of law mission (EULEX) to force Serbs to submit to the illegal Albanian Muslim authority posing as an independent government in Pritina. As summarized by retired U.S. diplomat Gerard Gallucci, who formerly served in Kosovo: On September 27, the NATO force in Kosovo (KFOR) lost completely its guise as UN peacekeepers and became a repressive, lawless military occupation force. After...
  • Kosovo Becoming Asylum Transit Country

    08/23/2011 1:32:31 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    Daily News Corner ^ | August 20, 2011 | Muhamet Brajshori for Southeast European Times in Pristina
    Porous borders, especially in the north, are blamed for the trend. [Reuters] Kosovo hаѕ achieved the dubious distinction аs а transit country, but іs unprepared to handle the situation. Since 1999, Kosovo has ѕeen аn increasing number of asylum seekers frоm Asia and Africa. They have other destinations in mind, but use Kosovo aѕ transit point аnd оften end uр being arrested bу police at thе borders for illegal passage. Mainly, their countries of origin arе Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan and Nigeria. It іѕ uр tо thе internal affairs ministry tо determine whethеr thеy wіll remain in Kosovo or be deported....
  • ANA threatens with armed actions in north of Kosovo

    08/22/2011 11:21:26 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    EMG. RS ^ | August 22, 2011 | Tanjug
    The terrorist Albanian National Army (ANA) threatened to carry out armed actions in north of Kosovo, if the Kosovo institutions do not set up Kosovo's military by the end of September, the Pristina electronic media reported citing the media in Tirana. The release, written by political spokesman of that mysterious organization Sazan Toplica, reads that the ANA has delivered an ultimatum to the Kosovo President and Prime Minister demanding formation of Kosovo's armed military by September 30. If the ANA demands are ignored, that terrorist formation, as he put it, will be forced to continue with its military actions in...
  • NATO moves to calm Kosovar-Serb border tensions

    08/04/2011 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 3, 2011 | Robert Marquand
    Kosovo Serb orthodox priest conducts a religious service near the barricades in the village of Zupce near the town of Zubin Potok on August 1. Serbs vowed to press on with roadblocks and stop NATO's KFOR peacekeeping force from proceeding until Kosovo agrees not to station its police and customs officers at the sensitive border posts. Photo: Marko Djurica/Reuters ***** Paris NATO is sending several hundred German and Austrian troops to Kosovo to buttress peacekeeping forces there after border violence left a Kosovar policeman dead and inflamed tensions with Serbia. Fighting erupted after Kosovar special police units in armored cars...
  • Kosovo Serbs Defend Their Existence, Christianity & UN Resolution

    08/03/2011 2:38:23 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | August 2, 2011 | Dr. Vojin Joksimovich
    The Kosovo Serbs in the north are defending the millennium old lands of their ancestors and the birthplace of Serbian Orthodox Christianity from the invasion of Hashim Thacis special police forces called ROSU to enforce a ban on imports from Serbia. These imports are a matter of elementary existence for the Kosovo Serbs, who have survived what Mary Walsh characterized as genocide on UN/NATO watch in her book Hiding Genocide in Kosovo: A Crime against God and Humanity. She has also characterized Kosovo as the prison without walls. The Kosovo Serbs are also defending the UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution...
  • "Staff at Kosovo embassies on welfare" (in host countries)

    05/23/2011 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 14 replies
    B92 ^ | 5/19/11 | Staff
    PRITINA -- Kosovo's Pritina-based authorities opened embassies in a number of European countries, but are reportedly unable to provide appropriate salaries for the staff. European states are obligated to ensure payment of social welfare to a certain number of employees at the embassies opened by the Kosovo Albanian authorities, since their salaries are lower than the allowed minimum. This is according to the Pritina-based Albanian language daily Zeri. These employees are classified as social cases, due to the low salaries they receive from the budget of the Kosovo government. This prompted Germany and Switzerland "to react", according to the report....
  • A 'Normal' Life That Vanished in a Terrorist Attack / Arid Uka

    03/08/2011 6:16:04 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 8, 2011 | SOUAD MEKHENNET
    FRANKFURT To hear family, friends and neighbors tell it, Arid Uka was a model youth: never involved in violence, or in trouble with the police, unlike many other young men in his predominantly immigrant neighborhood in Frankfurt. Mr. Uka, 21, they said, was calm and quiet. In 2005, he and some classmates won a government prize for a school project on how to prevent violence in society and posed proudly with Gerhard Schrder, then chancellor of Germany. The young man from Kosovo helped his mother at home, cleaned floors, took out the trash and even gave her half his...
  • Cue Music Please, for the Sympathy Symphony

    03/07/2011 3:24:24 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | March 7, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    All the usual sympathies and buzz words begin re the Frankfurt shootings Kosovo gunmans father laments Germany killings PRISTINA - The father of the gunman who shot dead two US airmen on a US Army bus at Frankfurt airport said on ThursdayI am still in shock; I can not believe what has happened, Murat Uka told Reuters by phone from his home in Germany. I am really, really sorry about what has happened. I express my deep condolences, said Uka, whose voice betrayed his emotion. The American people are the best friends of Albanians, he said. One really has...
  • Gunman Targets U.S. Soldiers At Frankfurt Airport

    03/02/2011 11:42:18 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    www.stratfor.com ^ | March 2, 2011 | Stratfor
    Two people were killed and two were injured, at least one critically, in a shooting attack on U.S. military personnel at 3:20 p.m. local time March 2 at Germanys Frankfurt International Airport. According to breaking news reports, an armed attacker boarded a U.S. military bus idling in front of Terminal 2 and began shooting. The two killed were a U.S. soldier and the driver of the bus, whose nationality is unclear. The perpetrator is alleged to be from Kosovo, of Albanian ethnicity and 21 years old, according to German media sources. According to news reports, the U.S. forces involved in...
  • Wrong Choice in Kosovo

    03/01/2011 5:48:47 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | March 1, 2011 | Gregory Clark
    A recent Council of Europe report says that during and after the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, militia leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) tortured and killed hundreds of Serbs and political rivals in secret Albanian hideouts, removed their organs for sale and dumped their bodies in local rivers. The report added that these people were also heavily involved in drug, sex and illegal immigrant trafficking across Europe. Yet while all this was going on, the NATO powers had decreed that Serbia should be bombed into accepting the KLA as Kosovo's legitimate rulers rather than the more popular Democratic League...
  • Council of Europe Adopts Dick Martys Albanian Organ-Trafficking Report

    02/09/2011 3:06:27 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    Republican Riot ^ | February 6, 2011 | Julia Gorin
    In Strasbourg on January 25th the Council of Europe voted to formally endorse Swiss senator Dick Martys report on organ-trafficking by the KLA mafia that the U.S. installed to run Kosovo. The resolution calls for an investigation by international judicial bodies as well as one by Albania (keep dreaming) into various serious crimes in post-war Kosovo. At the PACE meeting (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), the Albanian delegation tried to water down the resolution, with some lawmakers trying to either postpone debates on the issue or somehow smooth out the reports rather tough formulations, Voice of Russia paraphrased...
  • Many bodies from Kosovo war misidentified

    01/18/2011 6:23:59 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    UPI.com ^ | January 17, 2011 | UPI
    PRISTINA, Kosovo, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Many victims of the conflicts in Kosovo in the late 1990s were wrongly identified and subsequently buried under someone else's name, officials say. Veljko Odalovic, president of the Republican Commission for missing and abducted people, said misidentifications were made during exhumation of bodies for their return to relatives, Serbian newspaper Blic reported Sunday. "Re-exhumation of remnants of 77 people killed in conflicts in Kosovo and Metohija carried out in recent two years showed that 13 bodies were wrongly identified," Odalovic said. Odalovic said the scale of the exhumations was a major factor in the...
  • "Kosovo in the New Yugoslavia"

    08/06/2010 4:05:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.kosovo.net ^ | 1984 | Alex Dragnich and Slavko Todorovich
    NOTE: Although the book, "The Saga of Kosovo" by Alex N. Dragnich and Slavko Todorovich was published in 1984, when Yugoslavia was still intact, it continues to be a great source of information and insight into a tiny region of the world that once again has captured the world's attention. Dragnich and Todorovich are two of the best sources on Kosovo anywhere. "The Saga of Kosovo" explains the evolution of Serbian/Albanian relations in such a way that it should be mandatory reading for anyone interested in current events in that volatile region, particularly anyone who is making policy decisions and...
  • Zakir Naik: "Peace TV"'s Calls for Terrorism

    07/22/2010 2:16:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    HUDSON NEW YORK ^ | July 1, 2010, 5:00 am | by Irfan Al-Alawi
    SNIPPET: "Dr. Zakir Naik is a 44 year-old Muslim preacher born in India. He has gained a significant international following by establishing a satellite television network, Peace TV, which promotes Wahhabi Islam; it is based in Mumbai/Bombay, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, and has a supporting organization, the Islamic Research Foundation. Naik has mainly broadcast his message in English as well as Urdu. But Peace TV is an ambitious enterprise that now aims at Albanian Muslims, among others. Zakir Naik is distinguished by one characteristic: incitement of provocative disdain for any other Muslims than Wahhabis and Pakistani jihadists, as well as...
  • Yugoslav Feuds Alive In U.S., Too

    06/04/2010 5:01:33 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 294+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 26, 1988 | Jessica Seigel
    <p>Looking back in hindsight, one can always find things that perfectly portended the future. Note the date of this article - 1988 - BEFORE any of the republics seceded from Yugoslavia and the wars of the 1990s began.</p> <p>A group of American-Croatians called a small but decorous press conference in the Bismarck Hotel last week to speak from the American heartland about strife in their homeland thousands of miles away.</p>
  • Bill Clinton Honored by anti-Christian Albanian Muslims

    11/18/2009 3:59:41 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 627+ views
    www.badeagle.com ^ | November 2, 2009 | David Yeagley
    We knew it was true all along. Bill Clinton loves Muslimsor any other force that undermines America. This is the liberal position. The historical betrayal. One of the greatest disgraces in modern American history: Bill Clinton is honored by the thieving Muslims of Albania, whose robbery of Serbia was aided and praised by Bill Clinton. The thieving Muslim masses of Kosovo have honored Clinton for his perceived loyalty to them, by naming a boulevard after him, and now hoisting an eleven-foot statue of him in downtown Pristina, capital of the Kosovo province. The American government leaders since Clinton, have all...
  • Holbrooke Strikes Again

    09/27/2009 10:32:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies · 354+ views
    Serbianna.com ^ | September 13, 2009 | Vojin Joksimovich
    Holbrooke meets Kosovo Albanian terrorists and does not wear shoes during the meeting, an Islamic symbol that says he supports their cause.Holbrooke supported Balkan Muslim sepratists in Bosnia and Kosovo and delivered victory to al-Qaeda in Europe. Then from Bosnia they turned on the US on 9/11. Holbrooke now heads Afghan policy for Obama. Obamas WarEight-year old Bushs Afghanistan war has become Obamas war. Obama has declared that war was both necessary and winnable. He committed 21,000 additional troops this year, bringing the U.S. force to 68,000 and more are likely to be sent. The current expenditures amount to $2.6...
  • Letters from Tokyo: Kosovo and Ongoing De-Christianization

    08/26/2009 5:28:01 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 815+ views
    The Seoul Times ^ | August 26, 2009 | Lee Jay Walker
    The ongoing de-Christianization of Kosovo continues and unlike the past frenzy of the anti-Serbian mass media in the West, we mainly have a deadly silence about the reality of Kosovo and the continuing Albanianization of this land. However, how is it “just” and “moral” to persecute minorities and to alienate them from mainstream society; and then to illegally recognize this land without the full consensus of the international community? How ironic it is that the same United States of America and the United Kingdom, two nations who were in the forefront of covertly manipulating the mass media; remain mainly silent...
  • Serbs Claim of Kosovo Organ Ring Is Investigated

    08/05/2009 5:10:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 759+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-08-03 | Dan Bilefsky
    PRAGUE Europes leading human rights group began an investigation on Monday into Serb allegations that Serbian civilians were abducted in Kosovo during the Kosovo war of 1998-99 and taken to Albania, where their organs were extracted for sale before they were killed. The inquiry, by the Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, France, is being led by Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, who previously investigated the existence of alleged secret Central Intelligence Agency prisons in Europe used to interrogate terrorist suspects. The Council said Mr. Marty would meet this week with leading war crimes officials and human rights groups...
  • Kosovo: Field of Blackbirds, Specifically Crows

    05/22/2009 12:41:02 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 622+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | May 20, 2009 | Julia Gorin
    The following piece is brought to us by Iseult Henry, author of Hiding Genocide in Kosovo. She penned it as part of a collection of Kosovo-oriented essays titled Kosovo: The Score. The occasional highlighting is my own, and just a reminder to American readers: Kosovo means of blackbirds, as in field of blackbirds. An observer at a Crows Court...
  • Tear gas, stun grenades against protesting Serbs

    04/27/2009 4:32:42 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 1 replies · 285+ views
    B92 ^ | 27 April 2009 | | Staff
    KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- KFOR and EULEX members have used tear gas and stun grenades against protesting Serbs in the Brđani settlement of northern Kosovska Mitrovica. International forces reacted to prevent the protesters from approaching the so-called yellow line of separation with ethnic Albanians. Shots were also heard today from firearms. No casualties were reported, and it remains unclear who used the weapons. The Serbs remind that the reconstruction of Albanian houses is possible only with an agreement reached by both sides – a provision of a deal reached in 2000. Strong KFOR and EULEX forces are on the Albanian side,...
  • KLA cons the Washington Times

    03/14/2009 5:16:08 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies · 1,137+ views
    Republican Riot ^ | March 13, 2009 | Julia Gorin
    Julia Gorin's unpublished letter to the Washington Times: The Washington Times recently gave print space to William Walker, described as a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and former ambassador. But Walker is much more than that. In Kosovo, he remains a hands-on operative who has trained, and implemented the demands of, our terrorist ally the KLA which as predicted now controls the Serbian province as its legitimate rulers. The piece (A Separate Take from Serbia, Feb. 24) was presented as a response to an op-ed by Serbian President Boris Tadic, when in fact it was an attempt by essentially...
  • Kosovo: A Long Way from Stable

    03/12/2009 4:54:59 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies · 371+ views
    Guardian Weekly UK ^ | March 11, 2009 | Piotr Smolar in Le Monde
    <p>Kosovo celebrated the first anniversary of its independence last month, but the festive spirit was tempered. Only 54 members of the UN have recognised it as a sovereign state and five countries in the European Union itself Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Slovakia still do not treat it as such.</p>
  • Muslims who save Jews: Exhibition honors Albanians who risked lives during Holocaust

    02/23/2009 8:12:20 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies · 413+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 22, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    A largely Muslim nation this month is hosting an exhibition highlighting a chapter of world history that has received little public exposure until now: how some Muslims risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. It is well known that Islamic leaders, including the grand mufti of Jerusalem, collaborated with the Nazis in divining anti-Semitic propaganda and recruiting Arab officials to support Adolph Hitler's war against Jews. Many of today's Mideast leaders, such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are notorious for their outspoken denial of the Holocaust. Often overlooked, however, are scores of Albanian...
  • "We were finding bodies of killed Serbs every morning" (in Kosovo)

    01/07/2009 7:05:15 PM PST · by Bokababe · 60 replies · 1,824+ views
    Blic ^ | 1/5/09 | N. Vlaco
    Rome Mauro Del Vecchio, former General of Italian Army who led the unit of 7,000 soldiers that entered Kosovo in June of 1999 after end of NATO air strikes on Serbia told Italian Panorama weekly that during the first three weeks of the mandate reports on the found bodies of killed Serbs and Romas arrived on his table each morning, but that was a taboo topic they were not allowed to speak about with journalists. The killing continued later but not so frequently. Those that have not fled Kosovo were under permanent risk to be killed or raped. Deserted...
  • Verdict Seen Monday In U.S. Army Base Plot

    12/21/2008 7:20:00 PM PST · by HollyButler · 9 replies · 436+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Dec 21, 2008-30 minutes ago | Jon Hurdle Editing by Eric Walsh
    A federal jury deliberating whether five Muslim men are guilty of planning to kill soldiers at a U.S. army base expects to deliver its verdict on Monday, the judge said on Sunday. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler said the jury had ended a fifth day of deliberations and would return on Monday when they expect to conclude. "They said they expect to be finished tomorrow," Kugler told reporters and attorneys after the eight-week trial. The foreign-born men are accused of conspiracy, attempted murder and firearms charges in the alleged plot to attack New Jersey's Fort Dix army base in 2006...
  • Security Mission to Kosovo Faces Local Reluctance

    12/09/2008 1:02:33 PM PST · by Bokababe · 4 replies · 521+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 9, 2008 | IAN JOHNSON
    Civilian law-enforcement officials from the European Union, the U.S. and a handful of other countries began working in Kosovo Tuesday to bolster shaky police, courts and customs systems. This unprecedented mission in a country recognized as a major conduit for smuggling drugs and weapons into Europe faces steep challenges. A bombing in Kosovo's capital of Pristina and a murky spy affair involving German agents highlight some of the diplomatic difficulties as the EU begins the ambitious effort in the Balkans...... In the BND report, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci...
  • Kosovo Albanian group in terror warning

    11/27/2008 9:51:37 AM PST · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 443+ views
    B92 ^ | November 27, 2008 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- An group calling itself the Army of the Republic of Kosovo has claimed responsibility for the bombing of the International Civilian Office (ICO) in Pritina (on November 14th). Three German nationals were arrested on November 14 over the incident, but will probably be released due to a lack of evidence. The Albanian group sent a message via a personal e-mail account, threatening the Kosovo government, media and international organizations in the province. As long as the UN plan is in force, we will attack with full might and there will be no security for Serbs that live in...
  • Mistrust fuels intolerance in divided Kosovo

    11/19/2008 3:36:41 PM PST · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 388+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 19, 2008 | Adam Tanner
    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...
  • Kosovo: Lost to Serbia and to the West

    10/27/2008 7:01:01 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 23 replies · 681+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 10/27/08 | John Laughland
    ....If organised crime is a way of life in Kosovo, so is the systematic destruction of churches: more than 150 churches and monasteries have been blown up on the UNs watch in the last nine years, as Albanians seek not only to expel all Serbs from the province but also to eradicate any physical record of their ever having been their in the first place. Kosovo, one should never forget, is the original heartland of medieval Serbia, the Serbs having migrated North to Belgrade and the Pannonian plane beyond as a result of the Turkish invasions. Images of an angry...
  • Kosovo: Serb villagers bleak about future

    10/15/2008 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 7 replies · 443+ views
    AKI ^ | October 14, 2008 | Vjekoslav Radovic
    Velika Hoca, 14 Oct. (AKI) - By Vjekoslav Radovic - Just 600 Serbs now live in Kosovo's Velika Hoca enclave and many houses now stand empty after their owners moved to Serbia in search of a more secure and better life.The isolated 12th-century village lies some 60 kilometres southwest of Kosovo's capital Pristina, amid rolling hills that are dotted with vineyards. My family roots here are centuries old, and I want to remain and raise my children in this place, but its not going to be easy, Marko Spasic, 24, told Adnkronos International (AKI). An elementary school art teacher in...
  • Govt. funded school demolished in Kosovo (by Albanians)

    10/12/2008 7:21:04 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 8 replies · 671+ views
    B92 ^ | October 12, 2008 | Staff
    GORA -- Kosovo Albanian authorities have torn down a school built from the Serbian government funds in the Gora area. Beta news agency reported on Saturday that the school, financed by the National Investment Plan (NIP), was located in the village of Mlike, inhabited by one of the province's minorities, the Goranis. Gora municipal president Alija Abdi said that citizens unsuccessfully tried to prevent bulldozers, accompanied by KFOR soldiers and Kosovo Albanian inspectors, from demolishing the premises, including new toilets and an IT classroom. The justification for this act, Abdi said, was that the reconstruction and building works on the...
  • Restaurant owner admits employing illegal aliens

    08/24/2008 11:03:30 AM PDT · by AuntB · 12 replies · 420+ views
    TheTelegraph.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2008 | MAGGIE BORMAN
    SPRINGFIELD - The owner of Toni's Family Restaurant in Mount Clare pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to unlawful employment of illegal aliens. Besim Tabaku, 34, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, Gentiana, 31, is scheduled to be sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Byron C. Cudmore on Oct. 23. Authorities confirmed to The Telegraph in May that two federal search warrants were executed (at Toni's Family Restaurant and a Benld residence) on May 28, resulting in four Mexican nationals being taken into the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on suspicion of immigration violations. However, ICE spokeswoman...
  • An Israeli in Kosovo

    08/05/2008 5:10:26 PM PDT · by Diocletian · 39 replies · 269+ views
    Michael J. Totten's Middle East Journal ^ | August 4, 2008 | Michael J. Totten
    Imagine what would happen to a handful of Jewish veterans of the Israel Defense Forces who tried to move from Tel Aviv to an Arab country to open a bistro and bar. In only a few countries could they even get through the airport without being deported or, more likely, arrested. If they were somehow able to finagle a permit from the bureaucracy and operate openly as Israelis in an Arab capital, they wouldnt last long. Somebody would almost certainly kill them even if the state left them alone. Kosovo is a Muslim-majority country, but it isnt Arab. The ethnic...
  • Serbian police arrests two former Albanian rebels, seizes weapons

    05/27/2008 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 10 replies · 144+ views
    Kosovo Compromise ^ | uesday, May 27, 2008 | KC Staff
    Serbian police said they arrested two former ethnic Albanian rebels and seized large cache of weapons in a region of southern Serbia which was a scene of Albanian uprising back in 2000-01. Serbian police stormed the houses of two former leaders of the Liberation army of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja" (UCPBM) near the regional hub of Presevo on Saturday, and found five assault rifles, two RPG's, 20 missiles, ten heavy machine guns, five pistols, two hand grenades and more than 20,000 pieces of ammunition. The owners of those houses, brothers Nazmi and Adan Hajredini were immediately arrested, raising a storm...
  • Three dead in mafia-style hit (Albanians in Greece)

    05/16/2008 7:14:46 AM PDT · by joan · 7 replies · 718+ views
    kathimerini ^ | May 16, 2008
    Three armed men, believed to be Albanians, burst into a cafe in the central Athens district of Aghios Panteleimonas late on Wednesday night and shot dead three customers in what police believe was a settling of accounts between rival protection gangs in the area. According to police, two of the three victims were probably killed by mistake. A 38-year Albanian was the target of the attack. A second Albanian, aged 26, and a Romanian, aged 37, were probably killed accidentally, according to police who found 35 cartridge cases at the scene. The assailants entered the cafe at about 10.30 p.m.,...
  • End of the road for gang of busy thieves (Albanians in Greece)

    05/12/2008 7:04:34 AM PDT · by joan · 3 replies · 96+ views
    ekathimerini ^ | May 8, 2008
    Thursday May 8, 2008 Police said yesterday they had smashed a gang of 16 robbers believed to be responsible for nearly 50 burglaries with a total haul worth hundreds of thousands of euros. The gang is suspected of having broken into 15 homes, 19 cars and 14 company offices recently, according to a police source. It is one of the largest Albanian gangs that have been operating in the country, the source added. Authorities have arrested five of the total number of suspects, all aged between 15 and 30, and are searching for the remaining gang members. No information was...
  • Albania: Blood Feuds -- 'Blood For Blood'

    10/15/2001 7:22:09 AM PDT · by DTA · 15 replies · 2,141+ views
    Radio Free Europe RFE/RL Weekday Magazine ^ | October 12 | Jolyon Naegele
    http://www.rferl.org/nca/features/2001/10/12102001123602.asp RFE/RL Weekday Magazine 12 October 2001 Albania: Blood Feuds -- 'Blood For Blood' (Part 1) By Jolyon Naegele In Albania, one of Europe's poorest countries, the centuries-old tradition of blood vengeance has seen a resurgence over the past decade. The law-and-order vacuum created by the collapse of communism has sent many Albanians back to the oral common laws of their tribal roots -- laws that include the right to murder to avenge an earlier killing. In a three-part series, RFE/RL correspondent Jolyon Naegele reports from Tirana on the return of the ancient tradition of "gjakmarrja" -- and its devastating ...
  • Doormen kicked Lee to death (Albanian in UK the main aggressor)

    05/05/2008 7:04:28 PM PDT · by joan · 34 replies · 720+ views
    Romford Recorder ^ | May 2, 2008
    A GROUP of doormen stamped and kicked a man to death after refusing him entry into a club for looking too young, a court heard on Monday. Lee Rayner, 30, of Franklin Road, Hornchurch, who was due to get married, was beaten and trampled as he lay helpless on the ground following a confrontation with doormen at the Opium Lounge in North Street, Romford, on June 16 last year. The blows were so savage his skull was almost fractured in half and he later died from brain damage. Doormen Johnives Kalu, 23, and Albanian Rustem Geca, 24, are standing trial...
  • Police May Have Solved Staten Island Burglary (suspect illegal Albanian immigrants)

    04/23/2008 7:34:43 AM PDT · by joan · 15 replies · 2,139+ views
    NY1 News ^ | April 23, 2008
    April 23, 2008 Police believe they've found those responsible for the so-called "Ninja Burglaries" on Staten Island, but they're short of evidence, so they're turning to immigration authorities to throw the suspects out of the country. Investigators say they have closed the book on the so-called Ninja Burglar case,without making any arrests. Police sources say an effort is underway to deport a group of illegal immigrants from Albania. Investigators say they don't have enough evidence to charge them, but the men have been arrested for other burglaries in the past. A string of 19 burglaries began last May. The ninja...