posted on May, 17 2005 @ 09:35 AM
"The Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, in the Kosovo village Banjska, was probably not an international treasure.
As far as we know, it was just a modest house of God in an area dotted with the same.
But no one may ever be sure. On Jan. 30, 11 kilograms of explosives were detonated at the altar, leaving much of the building in ruins.
The explosion forms part of a sad and continuing pattern. Since a wary peace took shape in Kosovo in June 1999, nearly 80 of its Orthodox churches and
monasteries are known to have suffered heavy damage or destruction. The total may be higher, given that a lot of churches are located in remote areas
where few, if any, Serbs still live.
These attacks did not occur during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's bombing campaign last spring. They have happened since the return of
Kosovo's Albanian majority. Extremists, usually assumed to be linked to the Kosovo Liberation Army, have carried out a systematic campaign of
destruction under the eyes of international peacekeepers.
The muslim world goes nuts over a newsweek story that may not have happened and true evil happens while no one pays attention.