Sir: In your article headed, “The symbol of Kosovo: an eagle with two faces — each looking a different way” (17 February), I find the two-faced eagle quite apropos, with one face looking to the West for handouts, and the other looking to the east and Islam.
Since 1999, some 400 Islamic mosques have been built in Kosovo, thanks to generous funding by Iran and Saudi Arabia. In tandem with that, more than 150 ancient Christian holy places in Kosovo have been destroyed by extremist Albanian Muslims.
The West has permitted Islam to reach deep into Kosovo and the whole of the region, with everything that entails. The sizeable Albanian populations in south Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and even Greece will want to amalgamate with their brethren in Kosovo. That will become clearer within years.
Quite the tangled web has been woven by the West when first it practised to deceive in 1999.
Sir: Will we now see the Catalans and Basques in Spain demand independence from the central government in Madrid and would member countries of the EU and the USA back them, as they have the Kosovars?…I am sure the Chechen people will now be looking for help to become independent of Russia or maybe my own county of Yorkshire may want to throw off the oppressive shackles of London and make York the capital of an independent Yorkshire.
Punchbowl, NSW, Australia
Sir: Kosovo’s declaration of independence is of great historic and inspirational value to all the oppressed nations from around the world, fighting for their independence. Like Kosovars, Kashmiris, too, have been fighting against an unjust military occupation of their beautiful country by India and Pakistan. The news from Kosovo has brought cheer and hope to Kashmiris. Britain and the United States have stood on the side of justice…Many Kashmiris hope that British and American people will also stand in solidarity with them in their struggle for independence.
The photo caption for David R. Sands’ article “Serbia braces for a new nation” is very telling: “Shop owners in Prizren hung Albanian flags yesterday as Kosovo prepares to declare independence from Serbia” (World, Friday).
They’re raising Albanian flags in Kosovo. Albania is a neighboring country. Therefore, the odds are there is a Greater Albania in the making.
The Albanian Muslims have a voracious appetite for more territory. That does not portend well for south Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro or even Greece…
From The Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania):
With news that Kosovo Albanians have declared “Independence,” the White House, acting as midwife to the birth of a new Islamic nation, has given its “blessings,” thereby ceding land that belongs to a sovereign country and presenting the gift to Serbia’s centuries old Islamic enemy.
Since 1999, some 200 Christian churches and monasteries have been destroyed or desecrated by Albanian mobs under the noses of KFOR. Hundreds of mosques, [including an Osama bin Laden mosque,] have been built, mainly with Saudi money, to propagate the intolerant Wahhabi brand of Islam. While Kosovo Serbs suffer ethnic cleansing, attacks on their elderly, and destruction of their sacred shrines, the world remains silent.
As though 500 years of Islamic oppression by the Ottoman Turks were not enough, Christian Serbs are doomed once again to live under the Islamic yoke imposed upon them by the powers that be. Not only is it unjust and inhumane, it is a violation of the UN Charter and the most basic precepts of International law.
The creation of an overwhelming Muslim country in the heart of Europe is not the end. It is only the beginning.
Stella L. Jatras
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