The Kosovo Albanian mythology is funny and if you looked for the Albanian Wiki articles on issues relating to this, you'd see that they are incompatible with the same articles in any other language. One shouldn't however deny that Albanians have some Illyrian blood in their veins.<quoted text>
Historical circumstances with the onset of the Ottoman invasions and the subsequent displacement of populations certainly played the biggest part. I know some of my fellow Serbs will take offence at this, but I think in some small way the problem was exacerbated by the liaissez faire attitude Serbs have had in the modern era regarding other ethnic groups within Serbia.
Out of all the previous Yugoslav republics the Serbs have always been the most complacent with regards to other ethnicities. The flip side of the traditional Orthodox Serb is this easy going Slavic live and let live attitude. The Serbs gave the minorities too much leeway in terms of self representation and ethnic expression and that was repaid with a knife in the back off our people. Hence the current dilemma with the primitives known as siptars.
I guess in this thread I have been more concerned with assessing Albanian origin mythologies and identity, or lack of identity, and asking and exploring certain questions related to the savage character of the Albanians.
However, several elements in Serbian amateur historiography are also nothing but wishful mythology, such as the story about an eternal hostility between Serbs and Austrians, while these two had in fact been allies for centuries, sometimes very close ones who even share foreign diplomacy.