“Daily Blic ran a photomontage of the leader of the Islamic community Muamer Zukorlic dressed in an Orthodox Christian bishop robe,” and that’s worth 100 million euros. One will recall the observation of the South African Motoon that provoked outrage in that country: “Other prophets have followers with a sense of humor!”
“Serbian Muslims demand 100 million euros over photomontage in daily,” from Deutsche Presse Agentur, June 19:
Belgrade – Serbia’s Islamic Community on Saturday protested against a photomontage published in the daily Blic and demanded a “symbolic” compensation of 100 million euros (124 million dollars).
Daily Blic ran a photomontage of the leader of the Islamic community Muamer Zukorlic dressed in an Orthodox Christian bishop robe.
“We are demanding an apology from the editors and owner of Blic daily and a symbolic compensation of 100 million euros,” the community said in a statement.
If Blic refuses, it will face charges and the Islamic Community will call all citizens to boycott the daily, the statement added.
The Islamic Community said Muslims in Serbia were offended by the photomontage as it insults the deepest religious feelings of Muslims.
Blic editor-in-chief Veselin Simonovic said the daily meant no offense.
The majority of Serbia’s population are Orthodox Christians, but Muslims have a stronghold in the south of the country.
Quite a glossing over of centuries of conflict there.