BELGRADE – The stoning of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic at the commemoration for the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica crime bore a terrifying message of Islamic fanaticism, Aleksandar Rakovic, a historian and an expert for interfaith dialogue, said on Sunday.

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“Under Sharia law, stoning is a capital punishment that can also be a form of a vendetta. The act of stoning in Srebrenica can therefore be interpreted as an attempt on Prime Minister Vucic’s life,” said Rakovic, who works at the Belgrade Institute for Recent History of Serbia.

He added that, unfortunately, “the Western countries advocate reconciliation in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the former Yugoslavia only verbally, while at the same time they are doing everything to prevent it.

By tolerating Albanian terrorism and Islamic religious fanaticism in the former Yugoslavia, the Western countries allow the Balkan differences to increasingly deepen and the situation to heat up.

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