Friday, March 14, 2008

Islamic Conference Refuses to Recognize Kosovo Independence

Experts of the 57 Islamic member-states met in session ahead of a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Council of foreign ministers, but strong disagreements broke out after Turkey attempted to secure that the closing document of the 11th OIC summit should include an article expressing the recognition of the independence of Kosovo, Russian media reported from the Senegalese capital of Dakar on Tuesday.

Quoting reports in Turkish papers and statements by diplomats of Azerbaijan, from which the Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh has seceded, the media said that Turkey wanted to contribute an article on the recognition of the independence of Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohia, but that most of the Islamic countries were against such an initiative, following the example of Azerbaijan, Egypt, Sudan, and Indonesia.

In the end, it was decided that the document should include only an article expressing “solidarity with the people” of mafia statelet on the territory of Serbia, without giving support to Kosovo-Metohia secession and without encouraging member states to recognize the illegal quasi state on Serbian territory. The US-servant Turkey announced it will continue lobbying for Pristina separatists—a task it was given by the US State Department.

Only five Muslim countries, the main US puppets, have so far recognized the illegal secession of southern Serbian province—Albania, Turkey, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Senegal. According to Russian media, such a move is being planned by the other two major US clients, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

This is a rather worrying development for Washington, which expected a deluge of recognitions from the Muslim world, after it attempted to portray its criminal creation on the territory of Serbia as United States' "positive gesture" towards Islam. However, such announcements of American bureaucrats were met with widesperad skepticism in the Muslim countries.

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