Via Serbianna: Albanians release a song that praises Bin Laden

August 17, 2010 – 4:57 am A song in Albanian is available on YouTube that is dedicated to the Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden.

The title of the song is Po Usame Ilahi shqip.

The song is posted by a YouTube user that goes under name muslimfromkossova.

The song has previously appeared in the forum of the Albanian islamists in Macedonia.

The official religious body of Muslim Albanians in Macedonia, the IVZ, says that they have no clue about the song.

“We do not know about this song, but we don’t reject the possibility that such song is generally sang by Wahhabist groups in several mosques in Skopje,” said an IVZ source.


Another report, from BalkanInsight.com (apparently, Albanians are shocked by this predictable progression after Western intervention):

Bin-Laden Song Shocks Macedonian Religious Community
Skopje | 18 August 2010 | Sinisa Jakov Marusic

Macedonia’s Islamic Religious Community, IVZ, says it has been shocked by the appearance of a song written in Albanian that praises the leader of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, Osama Bin-Laden.

The song, which recently appeared on video hosting website Youtube, represented Bin Laden as the spiritual leader of the Islam.

Sources from IVZ told Macedonian Makfax agancy: “We had no information about this song.

“We are almost certain that this song was written by Wahabbi groups, which spread messages opposing the Islamic religion.”

They said they suspected followers of radical Islam groups like Wahabbi may use this song to promote their messages in mosques across Macedonia.

The IVZ said the messages in the song are not in line with the teachings of the moderate Islam that is traditional for the Balkan Muslims.

Songs praising Bin-Laden have also been written in the Bosnian language.

The IVZ is in a spat with one of its breakaway Imams, Ramadan Ramadani, who it accuses of spreading radical messages in several mosques in the capital Skopje that he holds under his control.

The Imam has denied allegations that he is close to the Wahabbi movement and has accused the IVZ leadership of corruption, which they have denied.

The song appeared during the fasting of the holy month of Ramadan.

The Islamic community in Macedonia is the second-largest after the Orthodox Christians.

The majority of ethnic Albanians in the country, who make up a quarter of the population, are followers of Islam.

In a related incident last month, the imam of an Albanian mosque in Macedonia was kicked out by more radical worshipers and their imam. Here was the video, thanks to Serbianna.com, followed by the story:

Macedonia: Islamists blamed for attack on Skopje mufti

Skopje, 2 July(AKI) - Three people have been detained by police in Macedonia after local mufti Ibrahim Sabani was expelled from a mosque during religious services, local media reported on Friday. Islamists linked to the fundamentalist Wahabi movement have been blamed for the attack on the mufti and police said three suspects had been charged with disorderly conduct.

The Macedonian Islamic community said the incident occurred last Sunday and had been reported to police.

Sabani told Skopje media that “criminal Wahabi bands” were active in the Macedonian capital and were trying to take over the mosque in which he conducted services.

He said Wahabis had slapped him and a man who tried to defend him before they were expelled from the mosque.

The Wahabi movement, originated in what is now Saudi Arabia, and advocates a form of fundamentalist Islam.

It was brought to Bosnia by mujahadeen fighters who came from Islamic countries to support local Muslims in the 1992-1995 civil war.

Last week Wahabis bombed a police station in the Bosnian town of Bugojno, killing one police officer and injuring six others.

One in four of Macedonia’s two million people are ethnic Albanians, who are Muslims.

The Wahabi movement has slowly been taking roots in Muslim populated areas of the Balkans, increasingly resorting to violent acts.