Holder of the “For the future of Montenegro” coalition list resorts to inflammatory rhetoric

Zdravko Krivokapić

Holder of the coalition list “For the future of Montenegro”, consisting of Democratic Front (DF), Socialist People’s Party, Prava Crna Gora, United Montenegro, Labor Party and National movement, university professor, Mr Zdravko Krivokapić, said in his first interview with the Serbian media using very inflammatory rhetoric: “All who draw the sword will die by the sword”, addressing Mr Milo Đukanović.

Asked if he thinks Mr Đukanović would peacefully hand over power in case of defeat in the elections, Mr Krivokapić said he “doesn’t know what Mr Đukanović’s intentions are, but president must recall how he came to power”.

“There’s a gospel rule: All who draw the sword will die by the sword”. I think Mr Đukanović is wise enough not to provoke any riots”, Mr Krivokapić said in the interview with Srpski telegraf.

According to Mr Ljubo Filipović, political analyst, Mr Krivokapić’s message is not threatening, it’s just part of the rhetoric this group generally uses.

“That’s their discourse, the culture they live in, they are distorting messages of Christ’s love and adapt them to the political agenda”, Mr Filipović told CdM.

Mr Krivokapić is a fervent opponent of the Law on Freedom of Religion. He said that the first thing he would do if his group won the elections was to abolish this law.

Asked if he counts on the support from the Serbian Orthodox Church, Mr Krivokapić said that the Church “won’t meddle”.

Same words – “All who draw the sword will die by the sword” – were used by Mr Amfilohije in 2003 at the funeral of the murdered Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Đinđić.


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