Balkans

Jihad in the global village and the Balkans?

StandartNews 21 October 2014

"Terrorists, hijackers, these are people minus identity. They are deter mined to make it somehow, to get coverage, to get noticed." You'll say that the author of these words

 

Kosovo 'jihad' boy home from Syria after secret operation

BBC News Online 17 October 2014

An eight-year-old boy from Kosovo has been reunited with his mother after his jihadist father kept him for five months in Syria. Kosovo's Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, said

 

Albanian Prime Minister Calls for Balkan Unity

The Crimson 17 October 2014
By Andres M. Lopez-Garrido and Zara Zhang

Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, drew attention to the need for modernization in the Balkan countries and addressed a recent Albania-Serbia soccer game incident at a John

 

Geert Wilders "Stop Denying the Obvious: Islam Is a Problem"

Liberty GB 16 October 2014
By Geert Wilders

A military alliance, led by the United States, is currently bombing the forces of the Islamic State [IS] in Iraq and Syria. Many European nations, such as the United Kingdom,

 

Despite brutality, ISIL continues to recruit European teens

thenational.ae 15 October 2014
By Colin Randall

The stream of would-be Islamists leaving Europe to fight in Syria or Iraq has left relatives distraught and authorities scratching their heads. It also shows the success of

 

Sueddeutsche Zeitung: Kosovo, BiH top Jihad recruitment sources

InSerbia News 9 October 2014

BELGRADE – German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday that Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) top Jihad recruitment sources in the Balkans, adding that Serbia is

 

Serbian chairman strong network radical Islamists in Kosovo

ANSAmed 9 October 2014

BELGRADE - Kosovo has a "strong network of radical Islamists and terrorists" with several fighting in Syria and Iraq, Milovan Drecun, in Serbian parliament's Kosovo

 

Balkan jihadists part of a global menace

Today's Zaman 6 October 2014

The spectacular anti-terrorist police operation that took place at the beginning of September in Sarajevo and 12 other towns of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the state

 

Hearts beat in Kosovo for Islamist warriors

turkishweekly.net 27 September 2014
By Nektar Zogjani, Petrit Collaku and Nate Tabak

The calls stopped coming more than three months ago. Even while fighting in Iraq and Syria for the militants of Islamic State, Musli Musliu still checked in with his family

 

#BurnISISFlagChallenge in Kosovo

The Gatestone Institute 25 September 2014
By Stephen Schwartz

They said their protest [against ISIS] was directed against criminality by terrorists, not against religious feelings among ordinary Muslims. — RTK, Kosovo state

 

Video: Danger of radicalization of Islamic youth in Kosovo and BiH

InSerbia News 22 September 2014

In Albania there is no radicalization o Islamic youth, but the situation is different in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the influence from the Islamic areas brings

 

Pope Faces Serious Islamic Threat on Albanian Trip

News Max 19 September 2014

Concluding his weekly catechesis in St. Peter's Square Wednesday, Pope Francis asked the faithful to accompany him in prayer as he travels to Albania on Sunday. "I decided

 

Top cleric arrested in raid on Islamists in Kosovo

DW 19 September 2014

The detained imams, who include one of Kosovo's leading clerics, are suspected of preaching extremism and helping to recruit for the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (IS).

 

Iran to expand cultural ties with Bulgaria

Standart News 19 September 2014

Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati discussed the expansion of cultural relations with Bulgaria in a meeting with an official of Bulgaria's University

 

Kosovar Imams Arrested In Bid To Stem Militant Recruiting

Radio Free Europe 18 September 2014

Fifteen influential Muslim leaders have been arrested across Kosovo in a crackdown targeting what authorities say is a recruiting network for Islamic State militants and

 

Bulgaria’s security, child protection agencies investigating ‘illegal’ Muslim schools

The Sofia Globe 13 September 2014

The State Agency for National Security and the office of the Chief Mufti, spiritual leader of Bulgaria’s Muslims, have started investigations following a media investigation

 

Alex Alexiev: There is a process of radicalization of Muslim community

Focus Information Agency 11 September 2014

"In Bulgaria, as well as in Europe, there is a process of radicalization of the Muslim community”, warned Alex Alexiev, Chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies.

 

More Than 80 Jihadists are Believed to Be in Greece

Greek Reporter 11 September 2014
By Daphne Tsagari

Greek authorities have evidence that there are about 80-100 people of Arab origin in Greece who belong to extremist Muslim groups and are suspected to have links with

 

'Turkey main transit route for Balkan fighters to Syria, Iraq'

Today's Zaman 11 September 2014

Esad Hecimovic, a Bosnian investigative journalist, says Turkey is a transit route for Bosnian and Serbian fighters who have joined the war in Syria and Iraq, adding that 150

 

Oman fund says working with Bulgaria to solve Corpbank problem

Zawya 11 September 2014

Oman's biggest sovereign wealth fund, the State General Reserve Fund ( SGRF ), is working with the Bulgarian government to try to resolve problems at Corporate Commercial Bank

 
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