Albanian tries to set himself on fire at Eid al-Fitr prayers

<p>TIRANA, Albania &mdash; A man tried to set himself on fire during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Ei -al-Fitr in the Albanian capital, Tirana, police said Thursday.</p>
<p>They said a 40-year old man only identified by the initials B.G. had poured gasoline over himself and entered the Skanderbeg square.</p>
<p>Muslim believers praying at the square stopped him and police took him away, adding that they were investigating the reasons for his act at the end of the prayers.</p>
<p>The Muslim Community said the man was not a Muslim believer and could be mentally ill.</p>
<p>Thousands of Muslim believers had gathered to pray for Eid al-Fitr at the square on Thursday at the end of the monthlong Ramadan fasting.</p>
<p>Albania’s population of 2.8 million is predominantly Muslim, with smaller Orthodox and Catholic communities which get along well with each other. </p>