Kosovo: ‘Only dead Serb is a good Serb’ graffiti on Orthodox church in Djakovica

Natalya Mihailova | 27 February 2014

BELGRADE – The Serbian government’s Office for Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) has noted that anti-Serb graffiti appeared on the Orthodox church in Djakovica in the south-western part of the province on Thursday morning.

The Office calls on the international community to react so as to finally put an end to animosity against Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija, where ethnic Albanians constitute a majority.

The Office also warns that any crime that goes unpunished leads to new crimes, and underlines that “the spreading of national and religious hatred is just a continuation of attacks on the Serbs that took place on January 7, Orthodox Christmas Day”.

In the release, the Office notes that the buses carrying the Serbs displaced from that town (during and after the armed conflict) were then stoned in Djakovica and they were banned from visiting graveyards belonging to their families.

There has been no public condemnation of that incident and no one was charged with or convicted of it, as no one has been convicted of other crimes committed against Serbs in the province, reads the release.

“This led to such ominous messages that have been written today on the church in Djakovica,” the release underlines.

The government office urged relevant bodies and the international community in KiM to take the messages of hatred seriously and make decisive steps in order to find perpetrators, as that is the only way to put an end to religious and national intolerance.

Source: InSerbia

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible - Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.