CIP December 4, 2011
The Center for Islamic Pluralism, with members, supporters, and correspondents in Albania, Kosova, and the other territories in which Albanians form large communities (in Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia), as well as the Albanian diaspora in Western Europe and North America, joins the civic leaders of Kosova and of the Albanian-American community in denouncing the vandalism committed against the Jewish Cemetery in Prishtina, the Kosova capital.
The Prishtina Jewish Cemetery has benefited from rehabilitation efforts by Spanish units of the Kosovo Forces (KFOR), honoring the Sephardic origin of Jews buried there, as well as American and Kosovar students affiliated with Dartmouth College in the U.S. and the American University in Kosovo.
The Cemetery is located in the TaukBahçe neighborhood of Prishtina and had been neglected for many years.
Apparently during the night of November 29, unknown persons entered the Cemetery and painted German Nazi symbols and other insulting graffiti on the gravestones. A photograph of the damage is included here.