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The Patriarchate of Pec'

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http://www.suc.org/culture/history/Serb_History/Monasteries/Pec/index.html
 
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Interesting post that proves that--in the Balkans--reality is stranger than fiction: Mehmet Sokolovic--Serbian convert to Islam and vizier of the Sultan, as well as a cousin or brother of the Patriarch of Pec, Sokolovic-- pressured the Sultan into resurrecting the Patriarchate for the good of non-Muslim Serbs.

Both Croat and Serbian nationalists honor Mehmet Sokolovic as an ethnic hero.

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abdur,

Salaam. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to read William Dalrymple's article linked to my site, on Christianity and Islam. He mentions similar Western converts to al-Islam who were leaders: IIRC the Turkish admiral who led the fleet at Lepanto was in fact Italian.
 
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