But…but…I thought all the Muslims in the Balkans were staunch “moderates” who loved America and embraced Western values!
“Serbia: Thousands of Muslim football fans protest anti-Islam film,” from AKI, September 21 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
Novi Pazar, 21 Sept. (AKI) – Several thousand fans from a local football club in Serbia’s Muslim-majority Sandzak region held a peaceful march on Friday against a US-made film deemed insulting to Islam.
Defying a ban on political slogans at the march from town square in the main town of Novi Pazar, supporters of Torcida Sandzak football club waved banners reading “˜Freedom for Palestine, Afganistan and Libya“, as well as ‘The Prophet is in my heart’ – the only one sanctioned by local authorities.
There was a heavy police presence at the march, where protesters also waved the flags of Turkey and Bosnia.
“The Islamic community in Serbia did not take part in organising the protest but it has its full support, as Muslims have the right to protest against such insults,” said Sandzak’s mufti Muamer Zukorlic….