Holy Archangels' Monastery near Prizren, Serbia

"You showed me the church of Yours as the source of health", Dusan's gift charter. -Full reconstruction was interrupted... -In June 1999 a monk from the monastery, Fr. Chariton, was abducted. -Now - a spiritual center gathering the remaining Orthodox people from Prizren and around. The young monastic brotherhood is full of religious enthusiasm and remains confident that one day Holy Archangels will be completely reconstructed.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

"War with Islamic terrorists" -- interview with Father Benedict

Mary Mostert
August 12, 2006
Renew America
Banner of Liberty

On August 10th, as the news broke that a group of Islamic terrorists were plotting to blow up some more American airliners, President George W. Bush stepped to the microphone in Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin and stated: "The recent arrests that our fellow citizens are now learning about are a stark reminder that this nation is at war with Islamic fascists who will use any means to destroy those of us who love freedom, to hurt our nation." He then went on to praise the British intelligence efforts that lead to thwarting another deadly massacre of Americans. I think most Americans today would agree with President Bush's statement.

However, there is a group of people who have been battling Islamic fascists for literally hundreds of years — the Serbs. To this very day, the propaganda efforts of Islamic fascists have been every bit as successful, if not more successful, than the propaganda efforts of Adolf Hitler's fascists in the 1940s when they kept telling the world that the Jews, not the German fascists, were the group that were to blame for all the problems in central Europe.

As Hitler's fascism began spreading and seizing control of one nation in Europe after the other, the American people were being convinced by some powerful leaders that the future of the 20th Century would be best if the Germans "efficient" government was spread. Most Americans were isolationists and some of our most honored heroes, such as Charles Lindbergh, openly supported fascism. In a speech in Des Moines on September 11, 1941, 3 months before Pearl Harbor was bombed, Lindbergh criticized President Roosevelt, the British and the Jews for " "agitating for war." He was convinced that the Germans would win any war and warned the Jews that any effort on their part to oppose Hitler would cause them to lose their "large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government." That rosy view of fascism was erased by the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

In the 21st century, not even the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, has awakened most of the Democrats and groups like the American Civil Liberties Union. Again we are watching as fascism, this time Islamic fascism, move rapidly as fascism did in the 1930s to take control of much of Europe. And, the one group that fought Hitler's brand of fascism while others in Europe either appeased or surrendered to Hitler, is again far ahead of the rest of Europe, and the rest of the world, in recognizing who the enemy really is.

Yet, the Islamic fascists are demanding and may soon be given a large chunk of Serbia in the near future. Since the Serb side of this story is NEVER told on American or European TV sets, radios or newspapers, I asked questions of Father Benedict, who is and has been living this story, to answer questions that I've pondered about for the past 10 years as I wrote about the break-up of Yugoslavia. One of my readers apparently sent to the Monastery an article of mine, published in February 2006, that was entitled: Why is a bombed mosque major news, while bombed churches are ignored? This interview consists of my questions and Father Benedict's answers on the subject.

whole interview



Blogger Balkan Update said...

Don’t expect Albanian population of Kosovo to treat your kind in a favorable fashion when you call them terrorist. You are helping your own destruction. I will make sure your words are seen by as many Albanians as possible. It’s very stupid of you to talk in such derogatory terms about the people you live in the midst of. What are you going to do when an Albanian will confront you with your words in the Prizeren Pazzar? You better get used to the fact that Kosovo will be ruled by the Albanian majority before it’s too late.

8:12 PM  

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