Monday, October 03, 2005
Prishtine political art 6: "Bali got high": what Bali did may or may not be traditional, but this tag is indicative of the liberal Islam that predominated in the Balkans and that is now under threat from not merely Orthodox Islam, but actually extremist Islamism; the undermining of liberal, multicultural, Balkan Islam can be seen in Saudi action upon the Bula Zade Mosque in Peje and elsewhere.
[Updated on the 24th of December 2005]
It is clear that Bali was Muslim as he was shown wearing a crochet cap or topi (though it may have been a kufi).
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