Yes, it's totally illogical, that being the most remarkable human being born in Albania, they are rejecting it because she is … a religious character, and they cannot support it because then outsiders would think that Shkoder (the city in which the statue is going to be located) is Christian… From Western Resistance (HT: Eurabian News)
In another sign of the intolerance of Islam in the modern world, the inhabitants of a city in northern Albania are campaigning to prevent a statue being erected to Mother Theresa (pictured), who died on 5 September, 1997, aged 87.
The reasons are not because Mother Theresa (real name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) though an ethnic Albanian, was born in Macedonia, not Albania, nor the fact that her face resembles a scrotum or a walnut, and may frighten small children.
The brouhaha is taking place in Shkoder, and the reasons for the protestations are that Mother Theresa is a "religious figure", and that would offend Muslims. Religion was officially banned for 27 years by Enver Hoxha's dictatorship, and such militancy among Muslims appears to be a recent development.
There are numerous "mixed" marriages in the country, which has a population of 70% "liberal" Muslims, and the rest being Orthodox and Catholic Christian.
Despite her not possessing the most visually pleasing facial features, Mother Theresa's charitable work, in particular her work with the poor and the sick at her Missionaries of Charity home in central Calcutta, India, (where she died) is internationally recognised. Her deep faith and her commitment to the oppressed has led to her being placed on the fast-track to sainthood by the Vatican.
The objections to a proposal by the local council were articulated by the mufti of Shkoder, Bashkim Bajrajtari. Other residents complained that there was a plot to portray the town as a Catholic enclave. Recently, the city's Muslims prevented crosses from being erected on nearby hilltops.
This paranoid Muslims… No, all the things that happen in the world are NOT a plot against Muslims…
And crosses, they are "prevented" from being erected (the methods are not mentioned) hmmm, BUT the city has a mosque built with Saudi money (left photo). Impressiv, eh?