Skip to comments.Kosovo Continues Fight Against Wahhabi Infiltration
Posted on 03/21/2012 5:44:39 PM PDT by AMitchum
The great majority of Kosovar Albanians take pride in their reputation as the most pro-American Muslims in the world. Their Sunni Islam is conventional and moderate, and spiritual Sufism is a powerful force among the believers. Since 2009, however, a serious effort has been visible in the Balkan republic to turn Kosovar Islam in the direction of Wahhabism, the ultrafundamentalist sect that inspires al Qaeda. The meddling is coming mainly from neighboring Macedonia, where Albanians and Muslims are recognized officially as minorities, and the Islamic clerical apparatus has come under Arab control.
Kosovo defines itself constitutionally as a secular state, and female students are forbidden to wear headscarves in public schools, with religious instruction barred from state-subsidized primary and secondary education. But anti-extremist imams and professors of Islamic theology have been physically attacked and fired from Islamic teaching at the university level.
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There is no fight against islamism in Kosovo, for simple reason they are sourco of islamism.
“Kosovar Muslims continue to demonstrate their friendship for America and their commitment to an Islam without radicalism.”
Oh! I never thought you as one to post satire.
Ha. Fair enough. Schwartz generally recognizes the threats from political Islam but spends most of his time trying to find exceptions, particularly in the Balkans. I thought this article still had some redeeming qualities (provided the reader keeps all that in mind).
What am I missing?
Kosovo is not like Albania proper. Albania is secular because of Enver Hoxha, who turned Albania into the first “Officially Atheist State” in the world, he closed down all Christian and Muslim churches in Albania.
Kosovo, on the other hand, was part of Yugoslavia, where Tito was much more tolerant towards religion.
In fact, there is a reason that Albania wants no part of a union with Kosovo, because of fears that the Islamic radicals in Kosovo could try to bring all of the Albanian diaspora under their control.