January 2019

A month after Robert Spencer’s interview appeared in Vecernje Novosti, interviewer Jovan Tripkovic placed another one, with Pamela Geller. Below is the original correspondence, so there might be an English version on record:

An Independent Kosovo is a Jihad State in the Heart of Europe (Dec. 16, 2018)

1) It is well known that you have friends in the White House. What would be your advice to them regarding American foreign policy on the conflict between Serbia and the unilaterally self-declared state of Kosovo?

In such a case, I would advise them to back Serbia. I have maintained for years that President Bill Clinton made one of his many catastrophic mistakes when he backed the Muslims in the Bosnian war. Like President Carter backing the Ayatollah Khomeini against the pro-American Shah, the consequences of aiding and abetting Islamic movements are catastrophic, as we have seen in Iran with the recent protests against the Islamic regime.

2) How do you see the fact that the so-called state of Kosovo was not accepted into Interpol? Do you think that the international community is changing its approach to Kosovo?

Interpol put realism before political correctness and recognized, even if tacitly, that Kosovo is full of jihad terrorists, and that the government itself may be infiltrated. But this doesn’t necessarily herald any change in the stance of the international community. There is no general recognition of what Kosovo is, and what it means for Europe — no sign of this at the EU or UN, for example. Kosovo is a jihad state in the heart of Europe.

3) Do you think that Serbia and the Serbian nation have true friends in the administration of President Trump, who would support our interests in Bosnia and in the region of Kosovo? (Here, I am thinking about national security advisor Mr. Bolton, who has a very pro-Serbian stance.)

Yes, I do. Certainly Mr. Bolton has a much more realistic understanding of the situation in the Balkans in general than do many other foreign policy experts.

4) Who deserves credit for the change in US policies toward the resolution of the Kosovo conflict? Is it John Bolton, President Trump or somebody else? (I would like to remind you that two years ago the resolution was for Serbia to recognize Kosovo as an independent country. Right now, we can hear that some people from the administration are saying that America agrees with partition of Kosovo.)

Bolton has long opposed the creation of an independent Kosovo. Bolton and Trump both deserve the credit. President Trump has a vision that Mr. Bolton is amply equipped to implement. The Trump administration is to be commended for diverging from the US State Department establishment’s long-settled policies, and blazing a new trail to defend freedom worldwide.

5) How do you comment on the Bosnian state court acquitting Naser Oric, the Muslim commander of Srebrenica, for his crimes against the Christian Serbian population?

It is an indication of the jihadi bias of the Bosnian state. Oric committed crimes against Christians, but the Qur’an commands Muslims to wage war against Christians, so of course he was acquitted.

6) So many Serbian military officers were convicted for their “crimes” at The Hague’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. However, not many Kosovars or Bosniaks were convicted for crimes and genocide against Christian Serbs. Do you think that the Serbian victims will get the justice they deserve?

Unfortunately, I doubt they will. It is a grave injustice. The international “human rights community” is deeply corrupt and biased against non-Muslims.

Rising young Serbian journo-political star Jovan Tripkovic — who interviewed me in August — recently conducted and published the following interview with Islamic scholar Robert Spencer. It appeared in Serbia’s largest daily, Novosti in November. Below is the English version of the interview, which Jovan sent me so that an online record would exist.


Robert Spencer: CIA and Saudis Covered up Truth of Serb Suffering (Nov. 5, 2018)

What is the American interest in military interventions in secular Muslim countries and, in the same vein, support for Saudi Arabia?

The US is guided by realpolitik in its alliance with Saudi Arabia. It needs the Saudis, or thinks it does, for oil, and for leverage against Iran. I hope that this sham alliance will one day be ended, although I do see its utility in checking Iran aggression.

What is behind the privilege treatment of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC?

Oil, money, and leverage against Iran.

Were Iran and Saudi Arabia involved in the 9/11 events, and why was Bosnia so significant in this major terrorist attack?

The notorious 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report, which were kept secret for years, reveal high-level Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks. And a federal judge found evidence of Iranian involvement in those attacks so compelling that he awarded a multi-million-dollar judgment against Iran to relatives of 9/11 victims. Al-Qaeda made Bosnia a major base of its operations in the 1990s, and the 9/11 plotters worked from Bosnia for some of their operations.

Before the civil war in Bosnia, the influence there of Saudi Arabia and Iran was negligible. Now, their presence is stronger than ever before. Why did former President Bill Clinton allow jihadists to come to Bosnia and establish their foothold in Europe?

Bill Clinton made the disastrous decision to side with the Muslims during the civil war in the Balkans, and enabled the establishment of a jihadi beachhead there, in the name of “democracy” and “self-determination.” It is hard not to conclude that he was guided by the Saudis in this.

Do American politicians regret this decision, considering the rise of Islamic terrorism in recent years?

To my knowledge, no, but they should.

Novosti discovered a hidden report, presented to the CIA in 1993, about a massacre in which more than a thousand Serbs were killed. Who had the power to influence the decision to keep it secret?

The Saudis have massive influence over the American government.

Is it possible for America to change its position on Bosnia and take the Serbian side due to concern over the rise of radical Islam in the region?

Yes, but only if there is a revolution in the US stance regarding the Saudis.

Do you think that the Bosnian version of Islam is more peaceful and tolerant than the Middle Eastern version of that religion?

No, it is all the same, especially since Wahhabis have targeted Bosnia and flooded into it for 20 years now.

Can Bosnia survive as a democratic, multiethnic state despite the growing influence of some Middle Eastern countries there?

No, Sharia is incompatible with democracy. Bosnia will ultimately choose one or the other.