How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Every Friday, just yards from a statue of Bill Clinton with arm aloft in a cheery wave, hundreds of young bearded men make a show of kneeling to pray on the sidewalk outside an improvised mosque in a former furniture store.

The mosque is one of scores built here with Saudi government money and blamed for spreading Wahhabism — the conservative ideology dominant in Saudi Arabia — in the 17 years since an American-led intervention wrested tiny Kosovo from Serbian oppression.

Since then — much of that time under the watch of American officials — Saudi money and influence have transformed this once-tolerant Muslim society at the hem of Europe into a font of Islamic extremism and a pipeline for jihadists.

  • k1962

    Not to hard to connect the dots. Influx of Saudi money for muslim cultural centres etc. leads to more religious, radical muslims.

  • Icebow

    It’s Serbia. Demolish all mosques.

  • WalterBannon

    As with everything the evil UN does, we choose the wrong side when we aided these muslims.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Don’t forget that conservatives, liberals and social democrats back in 1999 supported the liberation of Kosovo from Serbia but you cannot solely blame Muslims as they were persecuted by the Milosevic government.

    The fact is the whole EU plan and US plan was to demolish Yugoslavia and make weaker nations. That is the whole central plan and do not forget how angry Russia was at the time losing an allied nation.

    For me, the whole Bosnian war proved that the Balkans should never have been broken because they were only made to be weaker nations with strong nations at the core and the periphery being weakened.

    Which is why nations need strong leaders to unify many movements and why it does show that even having bigger nations with many groups within can work with a strong nation. I am shocked many do not agree with this premise. What is the point in having weak nations and weak leaders. We need nationalist movements to make strong nations and I do not advocate for lesser nations but it seems like bigger nations with strong leaders are better and work well.

    • ismiselemeas

      The Balkans have always been separate nations. The Ottoman Empire tried desperately for hundreds of years to infiltrate the region with implants. That is the root cause of the troubles today. Yes, the Serbs committed ethnic cleansing but in a historical sense nobody is innocent. The battles for local independence against the Turkic Ottomans are legendary. The losses suffered under the Turks far outweigh anything suffered in recent times. The scars are fresh and the memories run deep. Serbs and Croatians are intrinsically European. The only thing that separates them from Kosovans and Bozniaks is the bloody religion. Take a Google Tour through the region. The Christian regions are getting repaired, commerce and tourism in flourishing, there are new cars parked in the street. In the muslim dominated area the only new construction is around mosques. The streets look just like every other muslim dominated shit hole anywhere. From Dearborne to Jakarta they’re run down, ruinous, drab dumps with gangs of thugs sitting around on their arses doing shag all.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Kosovo can never be a self reliant self sustaining country. It’s too small. It exists only because of outside funding. Gee what other Muslimtard fucked up shithole do we know like that?

  • mauser 98

    Monica Lewinsky false flag

  • UCSPanther

    It’s high time for the Serbs to produce another Gen. Ratko Mladic. Mladic’s men were said to be so brutal during the Siege of Sarejevo that many of its defenders chose to commit suicide rather than face them.

    • Minicapt

      I really don’t think so … his major accomplishment was to con Gen Wesley Clark into a hat exchange.