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The afternoon after terrorists attacked the U.S. last month, more than 10,000 Kosovo Albanians turned out on the bustling main streets of their capital Pristina to hold a candlelight vigil for the American dead. Kindergarten children, recalling their own wartime trauma, posted a packet of drawings to their counterparts in U.S. schools. One depicts a glowering figure treading on a flag that is part American, part Albanian. In shaky letters, another reads, "We love America."

Sympathy for the victims of the mass murder in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania has, of course, been widespread. But Kosovars are predominantly Muslim, and...

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