The Blog

Wahhabism in the Balkans

Islamist aggression heats up in Kosovo.

11:00 PM, Mar 3, 2009 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

As the Wahhabi offensive rolls on across Kosovo, many are asking what has emboldened the radicals to such excesses in a place where they were never welcome and seldom seen. Some Albanians fear that the Islamists are counting on the United States to abandon Kosovo. But if there is a moral to this tale it is that in Kosovo, at least, local Muslims do not need foreign encouragement to defy the extremists.

Stephen Schwartz is a frequent contributor to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.