“On Vidovdan, year 1389, Serbian tsar Lazar came to Kosovo with his brave army, on the frontier of the Christian Europe, and in order to defend the Christian culture, he gave his life. At that time there were as many Serbs as Englishmen now.
Today, there are ten time less Serbs than then.
Where are they?
They died, protecting Europe…“
The Serbian people were once like the Israelis today– defiant, fierce – fearless fighters. Like the land of Israel, Serbia suffered many centuries of Islamic-Turkish occupation.
Generation, upon generation of Serbs led lives of unimaginable sacrifice and deprivation as they sought to liberate themselves from Islamic enslavement.
The Serbian resistance lasted, not years, not decades. It lasted Centuries.
“We made the Turkish sabres blunt with our bones we threw down the savage hordes that were rushing down like a mountain whirl wind towards the Europe. Not for a decade, nor for a century, but for all those centuries between Rafael and Shearer. “
Unlike the fascist fabricated claims of Albanians and Arabs who cynically renamed themselves ‘Kosovars’ and ‘Palestinians’ respectively to usurp the identities of their victims, to disguise their illegal land grab of Kosovo and Judea and Samaria, theirs, that of the Serbian people is an experience, a history of real occupation, of true resistance — and eventual liberation from Islamic tyranny and terror as a subjugated people.
Frustrated Turkish overlords, faced with an unyielding proud people, erected a gruesome tower in the Serbian city of Nis built from Serbian Skulls; It still stands.
In 1916, Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic recalled that tower, hoping to shed light on the horrors suffered by his people under Islamic imperialism for five centuries when he spoke at Saint Paul’s Cathedral–seeking, somehow, to awaken an awareness in his distinguished audience of that which was endured by the Serbian nation — the extraordinary, truly epic sacrifices they made that kept the rest of Europe free.
“I am coming from a little country in the Balkans,” he told the congregation sitting before him. “and there is a temple that is bigger, holier, and more beautiful and precious than this one. That temple is located in Serbian town of Niš and its name is the Skull Tower. That temple is built from the skulls that belong to my people.”
Today former Turkish Prime Minister and now President Recip Erdogan, declares that much of the former Yugoslavia, indeed most of the Balkans, is a part of Turkey, as well as Jerusalem, in clear reference to a revival of the Turkish- Ottoman Empire.
Why are Western leaders not only embracing a revival of this violent tyranny, but promoting it by supporting not just Turkey, but Iran, Qatar, and the Muslim Brotherhood?
Perhaps it is the same reason Hitler himself did when he financed the genocidal efforts of the leader of Palestinian Arab movement: Haj Amin Al-Husseini.
Perhaps it is because is affords absolute control over virtually all facets of human life; it silences dissent under penalty of torture, and death; it requires complete submission to authority, and absolute obedience; it prohibits critical thought and analysis, institutionalizes violence, sanctions the brutal subjugation of women, provides for the unchecked exploitation of labor — including child labor — free of all safeguards, redress, or the establishment of unions whether in the factory, the field, or the construction site of a football stadium, say in Qatar.
It is rule by terror and torture, divinely sanctioned — not law.
Read these stark, chilling words of Bishop Nikolaj uttered almost 100 years ago — eerily familiar and no less relevant today.