Four years on from its independence, Kosovo is attempting to reaffirm its native traditions and is calling on the West for help to avoid being swallowed by the slow advance of radical Islam, which is taking advantage of tolerant traditions.

The scenario is one of inter-religious dialogue that is progressing at its own slow pace, without making any fuss and seeking to keep its distance from politics, and of a moderate Islamic tradition at risk of Wahabite contagion.

As Don Lush Gjergji, Vicar General of the Catholic Church in Kosovo, explained to ANSAmed, "the issues that Kosovo has to tackle are mainly economic in nature. The true problem is the high level of unemployment affecting the population".

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