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How Kosovo Was Turned Into Fertile Ground for ISIS

posted on May 23, 2016

The New York Times‘ Carlotta Gall reports on the transformation of Kosovo from a tolerant Muslim society into a hotbed of extremism. “All around Kosovo, families are grappling with the aftermath of years of proselytizing by Saudi-trained preachers. Some daughters refuse to shake hands with or talk to male relatives. Some sons have gone off to jihad. Religious vigilantes have threatened — or committed — violence against academics, journalists and politicians,” Gall writes. “The Balkans, Europe’s historical fault line, have yet to heal from the ethnic wars of the 1990s. But they are now infected with a new intolerance, moderate imams and officials in the region warn.”

Read at The New York Times