A Macedonian court has ordered 30-day detentions for five people, all ethnic Albanians, over the deaths of five fishermen late last month. The Interior Ministry has issued an international arrest warrant for the two not already in custody.
The move follows up on mass arrests earlier in the week of 20 Albanian Muslims on charges of terrorism, which ended with Interior Minister Gordana Jankuloska terming them a “threat to Christianity.”
The deaths of the five fisherman, found near the Hekurana Lake, have fueled tensions between the Orthodox Christian minority of Macedonia, and the mostly Muslim Albanian minority, which has been blamed for the deaths.
1,500 ethnic Albanians took to the streets of the capital of Skopje, demanding fair trials for the accused and chanting “Albanians are Muslims, not terrorists.” Macedonia has the fourth largest Muslim population in Europe by percentage. Around one third of the tiny republic’s 2 million people are Muslim.
5 thoughts on “Ethnic Tensions Rise in Macedonia as Five Ordered Held in Killings”
The article is dilbertly misleading
The victims were 4 teens and one adult that makes it more a terrible crime
The Macedonian Interior Minister said the this act is a threat to "Christianity and Islam"
a very important blurring by the International Media
Also during Protest Yesterday in the Macedonian Capital in plain view radicalised Albanian Islamists chants like llahu Akbar","Death to Christians","War on the Christians",and brandished Al Qaeda insignias.
See the photo gallery here: http://www.dnevnik.com.mk/default.asp?ItemID=E406… (in Macedonian)
The stand out crowd slogan was “Islam will Dominate the World” who four Islamists were proud to share
I thought Antiwar takes on lies, very disappointing lead story by Anti War
The author of the article conceals one fact: The fishermen were almost kids and the findings showed that they were executed at point blank.
Mabye the author was instructed by the "authorities" of his (her) country or he tries to maintain the story of "Albanians as permanent victims".
Just to remind the author: One of the NATO generals , just after the bombing of Serbia has finished, has said: WE BOMBED THE WRONG SIDE……..
"the Orthodox Christian minority of Macedonia, and the mostly Muslim Albanian minority…"
Try getting your facts straight, antiwar.com…
Just one more example of the quality of the "news" on this website.
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two minority and no majority. that's not an easy country. islam is slowly but surely growing in europe. and i think after bombing serbia, europe deserve what it's about to get
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