PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo police say they are investigating threats made in graffiti against senior government and religious officials over plans to build a new mosque in the capital, Pristina.
A police statement Wednesday said the graffiti scrawled on the Pristina University campus spelled out the names of President Hashim Thaci, Pristina's mayor and the head of the Islamic Community with the words "death to."
The words "There will be no Turkish mosque in Dardani" also appeared on the campus. Dardani is a section of Pristina.
Kosovo's Islamic Community called on students "not to fall prey to individuals that call for violence, spread defamation and contribute to hatred and intolerance."
Kosovo has a predominantly Muslim population, but a strong nationalist current that regards religion with suspicion runs through the country.