The far-right French politician Nicolas Bay, who is also a member of the European Parliament, has insulted the war of the Kosovo Liberation Army through several videos.
Bay, through a video published from the bridge in the city of Mitrovica, calls the KLA terrorists.
“Here at the Mitrovica bridge, the Christian Serbs defended their territory from the attacks of the Albanian terrorists of the KLA”, he writes on Twitter.
Ici, sur le pont de Mitrovica, les serbes chrétiens ont défendu leur territoire face aux attaques des terroristes Albanais de l’UCK.
Ils ont été le rempart de notre civilisation européenne. pic.twitter.com/IW9z200m9I
— Nicolas Bay (@NicolasBay_) October 28, 2022
The extremist MP continued with the unprecedented and racist language saying that Serbian churches have been replaced by mosques.
“In this country of Europe, churches have been replaced by mosques, while Western governments have had their attention on the other side,” he adds with another video.
Prizren, ville européenne et ancienne ville des rois de Serbie, est aujourd’hui occupée par les Albanais musulmans.
Sur cette terre d’Europe, les églises ont été remplacées par des mosquées. Pendant ce temps, les gouvernements occidentaux ont détourné le regard. pic.twitter.com/fGrsjlcgPr
— Nicolas Bay (@NicolasBay_) October 29, 2022
During the meeting with Sava Janjic in the Monastery of Decan, Bay said that the presence of Serbian monks there is more than eight centuries.
After his statements, there have been numerous reactions from politicians and civil society representatives.
The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Petrit Selimi, said that Bay’s statement is racist of the type of Vladimir Putin and Slobodan Milosevic.
“What an absurd statement, a lie and a racist attitude. Surely Prizren is European, but you Nicolas are certainly not. You belong to the Putinist, Milosevician world of darkness and death. Go and ask for forgiveness in the Cathedral of St. Mother Teresa, the Albanian saint”, says Selim’s reaction.
What an absurd tweet, a lying statement, a racist attitude. Prizren is European for sure but you Nicolas are certainly not. You belong to the Putinist, Milosevician world of darkness and death. Go ask forgiveness in the nearby Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa, the Albanian saint. https://t.co/dZ261biAxa
— Petrit Selimi (@Petrit) October 29, 2022
According to former ambassador Edon Cana, this politician should be declared non-grata by the Government of Kosovo, after such statements.
“The monastery of Decan with Sava Janjic is an inseparable symbiosis of the European extreme right. This is shameful and should be condemned immediately by our government. Furthermore, why is this person not already on the persona non-grata list. Deportation and public punishment must happen now,” Cana writes.
@DecaniManastir with Sava Janjic are inseparable symbiosis of European far right.This is shameful and should immediately be condemned by our Government. Furthermore, why this person is already not on persona non grata list.
Expulsion and public condemnation by all in Kosovo now. https://t.co/6RWMYJ5NfB
— Edon Cana (@EdonCana) October 29, 2022
French far-right MP Nicolas Bay has been banned by the European Parliament from making official election-monitoring trips after he took part in several missions to Russia in the run-up to Russian military aggression in Ukraine.
This ban will last until the end of his term, i.e. until 2024. /The Geopost/