This is Macedonia. From MINA
Macedonia may need to follow Switzerland and ban the building of new mosques in the country. If the Swiss can do it and be applauded by the rest of Europe why can't we?
Mosques are springing up virtually over night, illegally, with no building permits of any kind and in almost every case, the mosques are financed by Saudi, Kuwaiti, Malaysian, Qatari or Lybian organizations, in many cases by these foreign governments.
Interesting to note is that this is not happening only in Macedonia, rather Bulgaria has been hit hard by this problem as well. According to Bulgarian newspapers, there were hundreds of new mosques built only in the last few years across Bulgaria.
In Macedonia, astonishingly muslims are not needed for mosques. The latest example is the city of Shtip, where there are no people of muslim religion yet a mosque is being built. Shtip residents have joked that there must be a muslim individual in some village, therefore one mosque per muslim. Another mosque was built in Valandovo, where there aren't any muslims as well. As the case with the majority of the mosques, the above mentioned did not have a building permit.
With the number of mosques being built, a foreign tourist is under the impression that he is entering a muslim country. Twice I have brought friends from US and Sweden, both asked me whether Macedonia is a muslim country!
According to Zoran Mitevski, who was a former Deputy Director in the Counter Intelligence division, most of the mosques in Macedonia are financed directly by the Saudi Government. Mitevski took Bosnia as an example where the Saudis have financed an astonishing number of mosques just in the capital Saraevo, 140, including a mega mosque dedicated to their king Fahd.
"The Saudis in the past 10 years have dedicated 1 billion euros for spreading their kind of Islam in the Balkans. 600 million euros were dedicated for building mosques, paying man to grow beards, women to wear burqas, scholarships and trips are offered to Saudi Arabia where the men are indoctrinated (read brain washed)." states Mitevski.
All you need to do to get couple of hundred thousand euros from the Saudi Government is to simply say "We need a mosque". It is no surprising at recent protests, local Albanian muslims have long beards, wave Saudi flags and chant Arab slogans!
The Macedonian Government is not doing absolutely anything to prevent the illegal building of mosques in the country. Ironically, Albania which is half muslim and half catholic is preventing building of mosques and very carefully controls who "donates" money and to whom.
Where can you see new mosques? The following is a list of illegally built mosques in Macedonia: link here.