The facilities within Decani monastery have been vandalized again! The “unknown persons” wrote the grafiti: ISIS ( the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) , ” Chaliphate is coming ” , ” UCK ” ( so called Kosovo Liberation Army ) , ” Aksha ” ( Albanian National Army ), etc.
The grafitti were observed on the monastery facility about 300 meters from the monastery church , while others are printed at facilities within 500 meters.
Kosovo police (KPS) and KFOR (NATO in Kosovo i Metohija) was immediately informed about this threat, and they arrived at the scene. During the investigation, attended by abbot Sava Janjic and local KFOR commander Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Mineo , a group of Albanians from a distance of about a hundred meters a few minutes chanted ” UCK , UCK …” Three young men from this group have been detained.
Today’s incident comes several days after the incident at Peć Patriarchate gate where a Wahhabi person (identified as (Alegorik Muhamed Beqiri born in 1992 from Skenderaj/Srbica, with residence in Peć/Peja) attacked and injured a local Kosovo policeman shouting “Alah u-Akbar”. On that occasion the Church learned that this man and his companions had allegedly threatened the Catholic nuns in Peć a few days before telling them that they would be slaughtered.
Dečani monks informed KFOR two months ago that they could see four vehicles full of bearded men dressed in Wahhabi style passing by the monastery on their way to the Dečani gorge. They returned soon to Dečani town.
Today’s incident also comes five months after some unknown individuals left UCK graffiti on one of the Monastery gates. Although the graffiti this time were written further away from the Monastery compound, Decani monks nevertheless remain very concerned because this incident shows that there is a possibility of an unauthorized access to the area in which the brothers work in the gardens and take care of our cattle every day.
In the recent weeks KFOR has increased the security around the Monastery with random patrols as additional element of protection to the existing checkpoints. KFOR has also mediated in a few projects that should improve the relations with the local community. This latest incident comes as a step back for all.
This is just continuation of constant threats and attacks on the Serbian monastery; the last similar attack occured in April, when the Kosovo police have reported that an unidentified man, presenting himself as the Kosovo Liberation Army commander, called a local television station and said that an attack on the monastery was being prepared “within two days.”
No surprise since the Albanians are, with Bosnian Muslims, the greatest supporters of ISIS/IDIL and NATO produced Islamic fanatism worldwide.
Hundreds of them are fighting in Syria vs. Assad, and in Iraq as ISIS volunteers and “holy warriors”.