Accession Number : ADA496881


Title :   Proselytization in Albania by Middle Eastern Islamic Organizations


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kullolli, Arben


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a496881.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 75


Abstract : Since the fall of communism in 1992, Albania has undergone fundamental reform and change. Some of the more profound changes have included massive migration, open elections, 1997's governmental meltdown, and religious revival. Although most of the changes have been quite welcomed and positive, some have created problematic situations. Although, the revival of Islam was seen as a sign of freedom, it soon became an unexpected problem for the government and the population. Through non-profit organizations, schools, aid, and porous borders, Islamic extremists were able to access a small part of the population. However, Albania's long history of religious tolerance, shallow roots in formal religion, and Western cultural orientation has created a hostile environment for radical Islam.


Descriptors :   *ALBANIA , *RELIGION , *ISLAM , *ORGANIZATIONS , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , WESTERN EUROPE , COMMUNISM , HISTORY , THESES , SCHOOLS , ENVIRONMENTS , ORIENTATION(DIRECTION)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE