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« on: April 08, 2008, 06:34:48 PM »

I'm sure that this will only be the beginning of a wave of incidents.  I'm glad that the Muslims appear to have condemned the incident, but I wonder how civil they would be if one of their religious sites endured the same.

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/crimes-article.php?yyyy=2008&mm=04&dd=07&nav_id=49177

Sandžak: Oldest Orthodox church in Balkans defaced
7 April 2008 | 12:12 | Source: B92, Beta 
NOVI PAZAR -- A 9th century Serb Orthodox Church in Novi Pazar was last night sprayed with offensive graffiti.

The priests at the St. Peter church reported this to the police and then informed the media. It is unclear from Beta news agency's report if ethnic or religious intolerance was behind the incident.

The church walls were sprayed with offensive and vulgar messages, the priests said, and asked the police to urgently apprehend the perpetrator or perpetrators, which remain unknown.

Meantime the Riaset, the seat of the Islamic Community of Serbia, led by Adem Zilkić, condemned this incident in the strongest terms, it was reported.

The Riaset added that a desecration of any religious structure "sows the seeds of unrest", and that, "according to the Koran", it is "worse sin than murder".

The Riaset also stressed it has good relations with the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC), and condemned the incident that took place in the multi-ethnic Sandžak, saying that "those who did it do not mean well to their people".

"Bosniaks and Serbs have for years shared this common space by living in peace and tolerance, successfully resisting all temptations so far," the Islamic organization said.

The St. Peter (Svetog Petra) church in Novi Pazar was built in the 9th century, and is the oldest Orthodox church in the Balkans. 
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 06:48:48 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 08:47:13 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 09:44:03 PM »

I'm sure that this will only be the beginning of a wave of incidents.  I'm glad that the Muslims appear to have condemned the incident, but I wonder how civil they would be if one of their religious sites endured the same.

Lord have Mercy and give strength to your servants in Kosovo.
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