Islamism in Kosovo

Albanians have always been intensely pro-American. Kosovars deeply appreciate the US-led NATO intervention in 1999, which put Kosovo on the path to independence. They are grateful to the US for coordinating Kosovo’s recognition by the international community. Given the strong affinity between Albanians and the United States, the recent rise of Islamism in Kosovo is deeply troubling.

Approximately 95 percent of Kosovo’s two million inhabitants are ethnic Albanians. Of the Albanians, 97 percent are Muslim and 3 percent are Catholic. Kosovo was always a secular state with a liberal Muslim majority.

However, Kosovo’s secular character is changing.

  • Moderates no more.

    The Kosovar government has a fight on its hands.

  • Petrilia

    Will the West ever admit it chose the wrong side in the breakup of Yugoslavia? I know I was wrong in my thinking back then. History has a way of proving good hearted schmucks like me wrong.

    • I keep telling you so.

    • canminuteman

      I knew a few people who were over there with the Canadian army 20 years ago, and even then they said we where fighting for the wrong side.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Way way back a Hungarian with a doctorate degree told me that the Albaninans were the craziest people in Europe. EVERYONE carried a knife…

  • Sid Falco

    Kosovo was never secular – it’s a jihad state. If they had pulled their serb-murdering bullshit after 9/11 they would have been seen for the jihadi scum they always have been.

  • tom_billesley

    “Albanians have always been intensely pro-American.”
    Only to camera. Muslims can’t truly be friends of kuffar.

    Britain found out how friendly Albanians can be in 1946 when they planted a minefield in the Corfu Channel and blew the bows off two British destroyers HMS Saumarez and HMS Volage. Diplomatic relations were not restored until 1991.