Despite our 1999 protestations that Albanians are non-Muslimy — in order to more easily hoodwink Americans into supporting another war on Muslims’ behalf — and then despite our more recent reminders to Albanians that they’re indeed Muslimy and should wear that badge proudly so that jihadists everywhere can see that we’re establishing a Muslim state in the heart of Europe, at least the Albanians are keeping it real:

Kosovo to hold Balkans Quran competition

International Holy Quran reciting competition will be held in Kosovo on November 28.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kosovars are holding a competition for the best reading of Quran to maintain their Islamic identity.

Quran volunteers in the Balkans will compete for the best reciting of the Holy Quran.

The competition is organized on November 28, 2009 in Kosovo. Contestants from different countries will be able to compete in the competition.

Other than Kosovo, participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia and Turkey will join the competition.

Organization committee aims to endear the Holy Quran to the Muslim people with this beautiful competition.

I think this is at least the second such beautiful competition Kosovo hosted. But let’s note the date of the Kosovo Koran Kontest: November 28th.

Now there’s an interesting choice of date by Kosovo. Why would a Koran competition in Kosovo be scheduled precisely on the much-celebrated date of Albania’s independence? Which also happens to be the original target date for the unilateral declaration of independence (Nov. 28, 2007).

I wonder if it’s because the last thing that nationalism would do is morph into Islamism.

What does nationalism have to do with the Koran? And what does the Koran have to do with nationalism?

Well I’ll be darned! It appears that “separatist” struggles, or “nationalist” struggles, or “ethnic” struggles, such as the Albanians claim theirs to be, morph into jihad all along. (I wonder if the Palestinians would know something about that):

Caucasus: “It’s not separatism anymore, it’s a jihadist insurgency”

“Four Die in Shoot-Out as Russia Faces Jihadist Threat (Update1),” by Lucian Kim for Bloomberg, September 25:

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) — Three insurgents and one policeman were killed in a gun battle in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, the latest in a wave of attacks rocking the predominantly Muslim North Caucasus region.

The shoot-out took place after police stopped a car for a document check in Dagestan’s capital Makhachkala last night, state television reported today. The number of violent deaths almost tripled this summer as the fight between the authorities and Islamic militants in the North Caucasus also cost the lives of civilian bystanders and human rights activists.

…Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces the worst instability in the region since he sent troops to subdue a rebellion in Chechnya a decade ago.

“One of the most dramatic results of that war is a joint insurgency operating under central command,” said Tanya Lokshina, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Russia office. “It’s not separatism anymore, it’s a jihadist insurgency.”

So you mean that, like, when Muslims — no matter how non-Muslimy they appear — start a land grab, it really, really, really could become, like, jihad?

As for the rest of the U.S., UN and NATO-empowered Muslimness in the Balkans, an increasing number of non-Muslim Balkan Muslims are celebrating Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan:

Muslims in Croatia and Bosnia celebrating Ramadan Bayram

ZAGREB, Sept 21. (Hina). Muslim believers worldwide, including Muslims in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Sunday celebrated Ramadan Bayram or Eid ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious holiday for the Muslim community.

During ceremonies in the Zagreb mosque on early Sunday morning, the head of the Islamic community in Croatia, Sevko Efendi Omerbasic, expressed satisfaction with a growing number of believers taking part in prayers and fasting during the Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting that precedes the three-day holiday Eid ul-Fitr.

Omerbasic said that the Islamic religious community had not yet been adapted to democratic multiparty systems and that it was still seeking the right model for its promotion and for the promotion of the true Islamic values.

The dignitary expressed satisfaction with plans that the founding stone ceremony for the construction of the mosque in the Croatian seaport of Rijeka would be held in early October.

He said that so far EUR 1 million had been spend for the purchase of the land where the mosque would be built and for the project documentation.

Commenting on the ongoing global financial crisis and recession, Omerbasic said that it was caused by usury and said religious community must fight against that evil. […]

So the head of the non-Muslimy Muslims of Croatia says that the global financial crisis is caused by usury. That is, the standard banking practice of charging interest on loans. Not Muslimy at all. Good thing we helped these worthy, less Muslimy Muslims kill Christians throughout the 90s.