One by one, Western countries facing similar problems with radical immigrants are beginning to realize the danger of Kosovo independence. Keep in mind, Kosovo's ethnic Albanians are Muslims. If regions of a legitimate country can be divided by religious intolerance, what sort of influence will it have on radicalize Muslim communities in other countries?
Those of you in Europe, Denmark, and America had better wise up. You are now where Kosovo was a decade ago. What is occurring in Kosovo now reflects what will probably happen in the coming decade in your country.
Canada, fearful of stepping into the political minefield of Quebec nationalist politics, is remaining on the sidelines as the U.S. and Europe debate Kosovo's expected unilateral declaration of independence in early 2008, say analysts.
Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier, at a meeting of western allies in Scotland Friday, wouldn't be drawn into the potential crisis in the Balkans if Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority wins a sovereign homeland over the vehement objections of Serbia and its key ally, Russia.
"We won't speak today about a unilateral declaration of independence," Bernier told reporters during a conference call.
The U.S. and Canada's major European allies favour independence for the breakaway Serbian province.
Think this precedent wouldn't affect the United States? Think again. With the unending influx of Hispanic immigration from Mexico, the south-western could face the same dilemma in just a few short decades. It's sad when Canada has to school the U.S. on rational politics.