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  Tevet 19, 5770 , 05/01/10

Lieberman: Balkans the Next Target of Worldwide Jihad

At a meeting Tuesday with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned that the worldwide jihad had set its sites on the area of the Balkans as its next target. Quoting Israeli intelligence sources, Lieberman said that Islamic fundamentalists were planning to take advantage of the tension between Muslim and Christian populations in the region.

Fundamentalists were being funded by Iran and radical elements in Saudi Arabia, and had recruited Bosnians and Albanians for terror training camps. The new terrorists would be sent home to stir up trouble, in the hopes that an Islamic revolution could be fostered, Lieberman said.

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