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Using the case-study methodology, the paper explores political mobilizations of the Gorani during the Kosovo War, which lasted from 1998 to 1999. During the Kosovo War, the Gorani, a Muslim people, did not side with the Kosovo-Albanians, also a largely Muslim people. Nor did the Gorani openly support the Kosovo-Serbs, with whom they share a common linguistic heritage. The purpose of this work is to answer the question why did the Gorani, who are a Muslim, Slavic group choose their Slavic roots over their religious roots shape their political position during the Kosovo War.