June 04th 2007 01:49:01 PM
Last Eid ul-Adha, a four-day Islamic holiday that follows not long after Ramadan, I wrote a post based on the widespread impromptu animal slaughter that Muslims around the world engaged in that week in their streets and in their backyards. (One blog actually had pictures of the horror.) I also pondered whether this could have been what Bill Clinton had in mind when he said we were “defending our way of life” by bombing a European country on behalf of tribalistic, blood-code-following, clan-oriented Muslim Albanians. About the photo below, I mused, “Future of Main Street, USA?”
If the lifestyle of the three Albanian brothers in the Ft. Dix plot is any indication, the answer is yes — and yes. From Srdja Trifkovic, of Chronicles magazine:
Because of the Dukas’ behavior at least two families decided to move from the tree-lined street. According to the Inquirer… “Patty, 35, said the Duka family moved into the four-bedroom Colonial next to them in 1999. ‘First, they cut down all the trees for firewood,’ she said. Then came the barnyard animals and the watermelon vines growing between their houses. On weekends, dozens of visitors would arrive in vans with New York license plates, the couple said. ‘The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I looked out my kitchen window and saw the women slit a lamb’s throat with a kitchen knife.’”
If by siding with Albanians we were “defending our way of life,” and if, as one reader admonished, “The future is with Albanians!” then we’ll have to make some unpleasant adjustments.