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birn1PRISTINA, Kosovo – Opinion -  Another week, another demoralizing, reputation-smashing story from Kosovo: this time it came in the form of the attack by a Kosovo Albanian on a bus at Frank- furt Airport. Elements of Europe’s increasingly Islamophobic media were quick to pounce on the story and hint heavily at the threat that Kosovo posed as a breeding ground for radicals. The fact that Arid Uka appeared to have been radicalized in Germany, where he had spent most of his life, was not seen as an impediment to pushing this particular line. It’s not a new argument: I read similar tosh in blogs and bizarre websites – usually connected either to Serbia, Russia or Orthodox Christianity – on a frighteningly regular basis. Among the most bizarre claims to have emanated from these opaque portals of half-truths and whole lies is that Kosovo Albanians wanted to build a mosque in central Pristina named after Osama Bin Laden … Read the Opinion Piece from Lawrence Marzouk.

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