Published On: 10 Shkurt, 2016

Turkish-Serbian century arrangements for Albania’s destruction!

Written by Fahri Xharra

Albanians were always on the spotlight of Slavic and Ottoman invaders. They conditioned Albanians to become Serbian-Orthodox or Turkish-Muslim. The methods were numerous, from violence and murders to those temptations and asset positions. Serbian bigotry and its anti-Albanian racism along with anti-Turkish Albanianism, sometimes separately and sometimes together; are active even today… “Perseverance never to be disconnecting from the essence of evil, would lead soon or later to the bitter truth that it is always the same Serbia” (Ismail Kadare – on crime in the Balkans). Serbs are not those reckless heroics as they advertised themselves. “It isn’t highly reliable, especially, if it is observed the flirtation of these Arab countries with Turkey. Recently was announced that Ankara makes praises to the Serbian President Boris Tadic, as a regional peacekeeping…

So, when the Serbs had interest and in this case the main interest was that the Muslim countries didn’t recognize Kosovo, knew very well to abandon the Christian pride and begin to be at least half-Islam’s “(Ismail Kadare, on crime in the Balkans).

The way to turn the Albanians to Turks and Serbs were continuous and the cooperation between Serbs and Ottomans is shown in the Louis Heckart’s letter, envied in Shkoder written to his country France on 24/07/1880: “Mr. Corti believed would be more understandable that the Albanian Catholics accept Montenegrin domination than the Muslim one, but it turned out the opposite “(paper in the War’s Archive Series no. 1872-1919, France.) Here was the Turkish influence to Albanians’ Muslim. The purpose of the Serb-Turkish cooperation for exchange of Albanians was focused on Catholic Albanians, because others were already Muslims. “It didn’t surprise me that Serbs hated Islam, but I was astounded when I saw that they hated the other Christian church. I didn’t expect that the Albanian Catholics were more hated by Slavs than Muslims (E.Durham, London 1920). “The Serbian-Orthodox hate against Catholics was seen in the Balkan War of 1913, when Montenegrins, in the name of Christian’s liberation, attacked Albanian church of Mazreku, destroying everything, even frescoes of saints on the walls of the church (E. Durham).”In 1913 a significant number of soldiers, led by an Orthodox Pop, bleed Louis Paul to death, an Albanian Franciscan priest from Gjakova, because he had not received the crucifixion (EC Helmreich, The Diplomacy of the Balkan Wars, Harvard 1983). On 20 March 1913, the “Reich post” newspaper wrote: In Janjevë district, over 400 years from today, about 8,000 Catholic, called piebald or hidden Catholics, lived there. When the Serbs arrived, hundreds of these pied wanted to make them declare Catholics. When the Serbian state’s representative heard about this, he said, “Muslim or Orthodox. Not Catholic! “. An uncounted number of Catholics were killed in Ponoshec, from the Slavs hand (circle of Gjakova). Close to Zhuri (Prizren region), chairman of the tribe was killed and crushed by the state, just because he was Catholic. The same thing happened in Gjakova in the parish of Nikaj, where 70 Catholics were killed by the Montenegrins “. Journal of the time, “Neue Freie Press” on March 20 writes: “On March 7th, the army, led by an Orthodox Pop, around Gjakovë wanted forcibly to convert Orthodox to the Catholic faith. More than 300 people, women, men and children, under death threat needed to convert. Orthodox Pop told them: “Sign a statement that you have accepted the true religion or these soldiers of the Lord will send your souls to hell”. Everybody signed it except Pater Angjeli. The result was the most terrifying scene in the century (albanianhistory). In 1919, the Yugoslav government “signed” any international act against discrimination. But the persecution of the Kosovo’s Catholics continued. In Skopje the Albanian patriot, father of the mother Theresa was poisoned by the Serbs. Serbs saw the danger in the Albanians Catholic, because for the Muslims had other plans. In 1929 was killed Shtjefen Gjeçovi, a Franciscan highly respected by the Albanians. K.Jereqek described the Albanians as “old people with civic culture. The academic Mark Krasniqi in “Traces of inquiries” (Renaissance, 1979) writes about this: “Milan Rakic (1876-1938) occupies a prominent place in the history of Serbian literature. Rakic was by profession a diplomat, so for a long time he was a Consul of Serbia in Pristine, where he “led the national action works, cared for Serbs who suffered from the oppression of the Turks and Albanians”. Rakic was in the diplomatic service in Pristine just at the time when the Albanian national movement had large proportions of armed political struggle against the Turkish government, for freedom and independence. Milan Rakic excelled in diplomacy, literary but also the commitment of the Serbian population of these sides to cooperate with the Turkish army against Albanian insurgents. Rakic “cared” a lot to the monastery of Gracanica. According to the Pero Sliepçeviç researcher is proved that from the large numbers of old Serbian churches, only a tiny fraction of them were built by Serbs, whose name is written in them. Serbs have had no tradition of its own or in construction or in the arts and culture (Stare Srpske Zaduzhbine, Belgrade 1934). Gracanica monastery existed and performed religious services even before the arrival of the Slavs in these parts (V. Petkovic, Pregled Crkvenih Spomenik, Belgrade 1950).

serb-turk-flag-world-dimensionIn the years before independence in Turkey’s parliament was said: “The greatest danger of Turkey, of all nations living in our empire are Albanians; is a big fear that this nation doesn’t wake up from the deep sleep, not to recover, not to get to know its own language, because then Turkey is over. (Yusuf Buxhovi, from the Ottoman Albania to the European Albania).

But the day that the Serbian forces would attack Kosovo, the infamous General Jankovic would run a proclamation with a symbolic title to Albanians: “T’on fiseve n ‘Shqipni – or vllazni/ All the tribes in Albania-brothers”, stating that “We come in the name of Allah to end the transgression of scapegoating that for 500 years has aggravated the two nations together … to liberate our country together and that Albanians will be able to the save their religion and customs as they had”.


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