A few years back, when I posted here at Jihad Watch some material from the intrepid Julia Gorin and others showing that the "moderate Muslims" of the Balkans were a bit more jihad-minded than most of the learned analysts had been saying, the calumnies came thick and fast. Internet libel artists, one of whom -- in a new low even for that clueless dhimmi publication -- now works for Commentary, began a guilt-by-association smear campaign, claiming that to point out the jihadist character of the Muslim forces in Bosnia and Kosovo was tantamount to supporting Milosevic, fascism, genocide, etc. That's like saying that to oppose Communism made one a Nazi, since the Nazis were anti-Communist (except during the years of the Hitler-Stalin Pact), but many were taken in -- and one of the chief charges by those screaming "Fascist sympathizer!" was that the claim that Kosovar jihadists trafficked in Serbian organs was a fabrication.
Well, it wasn't.
Travel has led me to be a bit late with this, but it is worth revisiting: "Richard Holbrooke Dies, and the Next Day his Legacy Comes to Life: Latest 'Serbian Myth' Proves True: Organ Extraction," by Julia Gorin at Republican Riot, December 15:
I’ll tell ya, Albanians give a whole new meaning to the term ORGANized crime.
It’s an interesting day for Balkans observers when one headline comes in reading “Kosovar Leader says People Lost a Friend in Holbrooke” and the one immediately following it reads “Kosovo PM is head of human organ and arms ring, Council of Europe reports” .
Allow me to personally leak the U.S. diplomatic cables from yesterday and today, which I can hear from here: “F************************ck!”
(And not because our officials didn’t know about all this, but because it got out.)
In a follow-up to this story last month — which underscored the involvement of an individual who had been a senior-level official (it wouldn’t be an Albanian racket if it didn’t!) — the UK Guardian was the first to report yesterday:
Two-year inquiry accuses Albanian ‘mafia-like’ crime network of killing Serb prisoners for their kidneys
Kosovo’s prime minister is the head of a “mafia-like” Albanian group responsible for smuggling weapons, drugs and human organs through eastern Europe, according to a Council of Europe inquiry report on organised crime.
Hashim Thaçi is identified as “the boss” of a network that began operating criminal rackets in the run-up to the 1999 Kosovo war, and has held powerful sway over the country’s government since.
The report of the two-year inquiry, which cites FBI and other intelligence sources, has been obtained by the Guardian. It names Thaçi as having over the last decade exerted “violent control” over the heroin trade.
Figures from Thaçi’s inner circle are accused of secretly taking captives across the border into Albania after the war, where a few Serbs are said to have been murdered for their kidneys, which were sold on the black market. [Note: The “a few” clearly doesn’t include the couple hundred who were kidnapped and killed for organs during the war, though not all of the 300 captives at the time were Serbian.]
Legal proceedings began in a Pristina district court today into a case of alleged organ trafficking discovered by police in 2008. That case - in which organs are said to have been taken from impoverished victims at a clinic known as Medicus - is said by the report to be linked to Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) organ harvesting in 2000....
There is much more. Read it all.