Bomb attack shows "law of terror" rules Kosovo - Serbian Coordination Centre

Published on October 3, 2006, BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom

Category: Violence Against Christian Serbs and Their Holy Places

Kosovska Mitrovica, 2 October: The terrorist attack against Zecir [Zeqir] Zurapi's family in Gornje Rapce village in Gora municipality, in which his house was destroyed by a large quantity of explosives, is a fresh message to the international community that law of terror over all non-Albanians rules in Kosovo-Metohija, the Coordination Centre for Kosovo-Metohija has said.

Ethnic Gorani [Albanian speaking Muslim Slav] Zecir Zurapi, a former adviser for minority communities to the chairman of the Coordination Centre for Kosovo-Metohija, was a carefully chosen target by the top echelon of Albanian separatist and terrorist, a statement says.

The statement notes that as the coordinator for Gora municipality, but also before this, Zurapi resisted attempts by the Albanian authorities in Pristina to annul the Serbian Ministry of Education curriculum in Gorani schools. He enjoyed supported by the majority of his fellow Goranis in this.

The statement adds that because of this primary and secondary schools for the Goranis have been under a unique blockade for a month due to a decision by the Education Ministry in [Kosovo Prime Minister] Agim Ceku's government, who intends in this way to force the inhabitants of Gora to cut off all their ties with Belgrade.

The attack last night, like the previous ones, shows that only lip service is paid to the proclaimed concept of multi-ethnicity in Kosovo-Metohija, the statement adds.

The coordination centre warns the international community to assume responsibility for events in Kosovo-Metohija, as well as for securing basic conditions for life, for respect of human rights and liberties of Serbs and non-Albanians in Kosovo-Metohija.

Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 1559 gmt 2 Oct 06


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