Skip to comments.Albanian Muslims object to city's statue of Mother Teresa
Posted on 03/30/2006 2:39:43 AM PST by MadIvan
MUSLIMS in Albania's northern city of Shkoder are opposing plans to erect a statue to Mother Teresa, the ethnic Albanian Catholic nun in line for elevation to sainthood by the Vatican.
The dispute is unusual for Albania, where religion was banned for 27 years under the dictator Enver Hoxha, and "mixed" marriages are the norm.
Seventy per cent of the population are liberal Muslims, the rest are Christian Orthodox and Catholic. But Muslim groups in Shkoder rejected the local council plan for a statue, saying it "would offend the feelings of Muslims".
"We do not want this statue to be erected in a public place, because we see her as a religious figure," said Bashkim Bajraktari, Shkoder's mufti, a Muslim religious leader.
Several residents said they felt there was an underground effort to treat Shkoder as a Catholic town, ignoring its majority Muslim community.
Shkoder's Muslims recently protested against crosses being erected on prominent hilltops around the city.
And, with their types of names on the top of interpols wanted lists all over Europe.
Albanians, So little to be proud of, unless YOU like being famous for your criminals.
Maybe Milosovic was onto something?? Beside killing Muslims what else did he do???
Diverted billions from the Yugoslav National Bank, murdered political opponents and members of the press, stole numerous elections, and turned Serbia into an impoverished third world mafia state.
Well, he was an atheist who fought wars with Christian Slovenia and Christian Croatia, he precipitated the first deployment of US troops to the Balkans to deter Serb aggression against Christian Macedonia, destroyed and damaged more Christian churches & holy sites in the Balkans than did the Muslims, took millions from Saddam in the oil for food scandal, was a friend to Qadafi and an ally of Iraq. So, if you like anti-Christian dictators who are allied to the enemies of America and start wars with his neighbors, then Slobo is your man.
I still have not figured out what is conservative about anti-American, quasi-commie, quasi-klepto failed dictators like Milosevic and why his supporters are drawn to this site.
Uh, weirdos like Mother Theresa? Or wierdos like the Albanian soldiers fighitng alongside us in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or the Albanian government that has opened its training bases to our troops for their final exercises while enroute to war? Or the Albanian government that backs us diplomatically in the War on Terror?
The Albanians are on the American side, Lion. Whose side are you on?
You'll never make it to the final four around here if you keep slacking off and going on extended vacations.
As to the Slobovici, meh, they don't much matter anymore.
Albanians are weirdos and YOU must be one too.
If they don't like the statue tell them not to look at it.
I'm offended that they consider islam a religion.
Unlike YOU who adore Christian killing mussies and clinton policies!!
See, bud.... clinton was a war criminal and he got away with it.
You support CLINTON'S POLICIES SO YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN A MILOSEVIC SUPPORTER.
DEAL with it, LIBERAL.
Me too, me too!! Clinton was a big albanian supporter... and he was SUPPORTED$$$$$ by a bunch of Albanian lobbyists who got their money from CRIMNINAL activies.
clinton's policies to help the mussies who fought against Christian Serbs in Bosnia. clinton who supported Bosnian mujahadeen who provided passports to bin laden and the plotters of 9/11.
And don't forget, that many of the 9/11 hijackers served with the Bosnian mussie "army" in its civil war against the lawful govt. of Yugoslavia.
albanian terrorists and land thieves, also had bin laden support in Kosovo.
Screw the Muslim hordes.
A liberal Muslim is one that will only cut half of your head off.
We do not want this statue to be erected in a public place, because we see her as a religious figure," said Bashkim Bajraktari, Shkoder's mufti, a Muslim religious leader.
Too damn bad. If they don't like the staute just let them do what they always do, cut the head off of it.
Them and clintinoids too!!