The Macedonian Tendency: New Book: The Coming Balkan Caliphate

Friday, June 15, 2007

New Book: The Coming Balkan Caliphate

By David Edenden:

This is a new book by Chris Deliso who is an American journalist working out of Skopje, Macedonia. He is also the author of a forthing travel book on Macedonia called
Hidden Macedonia (Armchair Traveler)


The Coming Balkan Caliphate
The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West

Christopher Deliso

Description

The Balkans--the gateway between East and West--are also Europe's soft underbelly, a rough neighborhood where organized crime and terrorism present a constant threat. This eye-opening book details how 15 years of misguided Western interventions, political scheming, and local mafia appeasement, compounded by a massive infusion of Arab cash, fundamentalist Islamic preaching and mosque-building have allowed radical Islamic groups to fill in the cracks between internal ethnic and religious schisms and take root in key areas of the Balkans.

Endorsement From David Binder, New York Times Central and Eastern European correspondent, 1961-2004.
Anyone imagining that Moslem extremists must be seen as a threat only east of Suez should read Chris Deliso's alarming accounts of their activities in parts of the Balkans made vulnerable by wars and poverty.
Endorsement From Scott Taylor, award-winning Canadian war reporter and publisher, Esprit de Corps Magazine
Chris Deliso is a veteran field reporter and one of the foremost experts on the Balkans. Unlike many of the mainstream 'parachute' journalists who drop in every time a new violent crisis erupts, Deliso lives in the region and therefore better understands the dynamics and political intrigues. This book presents a compelling glimpse into the much overlooked spread of radical Islam throughout the former Yugoslavia. A must-read for those who have prematurely declared the international intervention in the Balkans a "success story".
Endorsement From Sibel Edmonds, Former FBI translator and founder, National Security Whistleblowers Coalition
Christopher Deliso provides critical nsight into the hypocrisy of Western policy towards the Balkans, now an epicenter for European heroin distribution and processing and a conduit for illegal arms sales, both of which provide financing that sustains global terrorism. This book should be required reading for all members of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.
Endorsement From Nebojsa Malic, Balkan Affairs columnist, Antiwar.com
Incisive, well-researched and thought-provoking, Christopher Deliso presents a must-read account of how Islamic fundamentalism arrived in the Balkans, and the threat it portends for the future.
Author Information:
CHRISTOPHER DELISO, an American journalist and travel writer based in the Balkans, has been investigating radical Islamic trends in the region for the past six years, in the process discovering emerging threats and groups that had been obscurely or completely unknown to the outside world. Deliso, who holds a master's degree in Byzantine Studies from Oxford University, is director of Balkanalysis.com, a leading independent Balkan news web site. He also serves as field analyst for the Economics Intelligence Unit, London, on Macedonian politics. His freelance articles on Balkan politics, economics, and security issues have been published widely in the mainstream and alternative media in America and abroad.

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