The “Coming Balkan Caliphate” or a stage managed event?
by Sasha Uzunov
The time is for people to stay cool and not allow passions to rule them. For those not aware, last month during Orthodox Easter, five ethnic Macedonians in The Republic of Macedonia were murdered. News has come that suspected ‘Islamic terrorists’ were arrested in connection with the slayings. Before we jump to conclusions, we need to allow all the facts to emerge.
A perceptive American writer Chris Deliso has warned in his book “The Coming Balkan Caliphate” of Islamic terrorists gaining a foothold in the Balkans region of Europe and using it as a base for operations against the West.
However, Deliso has also quite correctly observed that nothing happens by chance or coincidence in the Balkans region of Europe.
There may be an obvious Islamic connection, Macedonia’s soldiers fighting in Afghanistan alongside its American allies. There may not be. Or it may have been a stage managed event with the intention of creating instability by groups unknown or neighbouring hostile states who may not be connected to worldwide Islamic Jihad but with their own political agenda. Some might say it may have been the work of Greater Albanian separatists and extremists, who do pose a serious threat; some might counter claim by saying it was the Macedonian security forces. The never ending list of conspiracy theories in this neck of woods goes on.
However, at this stage we have to temporarily give the benefit of the doubt to the Macedonian Interior Ministry (MVR) which controls the police and security forces. Likewise, we should not be pointing fingers at particular ethnic groups.
As The Republic of Macedonia is desperately trying to join the European Union and NATO, the whole world is watching and scrutinising.
We can only hope that calm, wise heads can get all the facts before passing judgment or condemnation. The rule of law must prevail. MVR must prove the case for the prosecution beyond reasonable doubt.
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