Posts Tagged ‘Sarajevo’

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Balkan Muslims serve Saudi paymasters

November 30, 2010

NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli reported last month that Saudi-funded radicalism in the Balkans is still gaining adherants. In exchange for a steady check, the Muslim youths grow a beard, wear a veil, and adopt that pesky misunderstanders’ version of Islam. This two-minute portion of her well-done report touches on the special appeal of the Saudi-backed mosques for Kosovo’s poor.

Millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia and a 45 percent unemployment rate in Kosovo make a deadly combination.