Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Al Qaeda Terrorists in Bosnia

In Bosnia, or anywhere else in the Balkans: SERBS BAD! MUSLIMS GOOD!

Right?

Well, maybe not.

This video is undated, and its material is not new — the “Bosnian youths” referred to in it are presumably the same ones who were arrested in late 2005 and convicted in 2007. But the important point to remember is that mujahideen from all over the Muslim world came to Bosnia in the 1990s to wage jihad on behalf of the Bosniaks, and not all of them went home afterwards.


Hat tip: TB.

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7 comments:

The Poster Formerly Known as Gordon said...

1. Europe has a problem. There are probably Muslim terrorists hiding out in Bosnia now. They must be found and the danger eliminated.

2. The way to prevent Jihadization or Wahhabification of Bosnia is for it to be more fully integrated into Europe. The country is only minority Muslim, and as the reporter stated, traditional Bosnian Islam is nothing much like the Arab variety. Excluding and isolating Bosnia will only increase the influence of the Wahhabists and any remaining Jihadists. Inviting Bosnia into closer union with Europe on the condition of full cooperation in extirpating remaining Jihadists and shutting down Wahhabist influences is the way.

3. The reason the Jihadists entered Bosnia in 1995 is that the Bosnian government had no one else to turn to. It was their only option against the Serbs that were busy with ethnic cleansing and massive massacres. And now we must clean up the mess left by Europe's and the U.S's dithering in the face of the evil perpetrated by Milosevic, Karadzic, Mladic, and the Bosnian Croat leaders. Let us not make the same mistake today.

Steen said...

The video is probably from 2006. The terrorcase with the swede Maximus from Gotherburg and two danes from Glostrup, started in late 2005. I believe they were all convicted in 2006.

http://politiken.dk/udland/article198128.ece

babs said...

What rubbish - Bosnia was majority Christian before the ethnic cleansing.

We should now recognise a "state" that has driven off all the indigenous people from the land in the name of "peace?"

I am so sorry my gov't got involved in this conflict. Had the EU even a sense of a spine, they would have negotiated this or, done the dirty work themselves...

Instead, Bill Clinton decided that this was a war he could stage and win with no impact on the U.S. (Good for his non military creds especially after his disgrace in Somalia.)

Absolutely dispicable...

The fact that Bush picked it up and it continues to this day is even more dispicable...

Bert said...

There maybe is more to the Clinton connection here. A few quotes from America used Islamists to arm the Bosnian Muslims

Now we have the full story [Dutch inquiry into the 1995 Srebrenica massacre] of the secret alliance between the Pentagon and radical Islamist groups from the Middle East designed to assist the Bosnian Muslims - some of the same groups that the Pentagon is now fighting in "the war against terrorism"...

In the 1980s Washington's secret services had assisted Saddam Hussein in his war against Iran. Then, in 1990, the US fought him in the Gulf. In both Afghanistan and the Gulf, the Pentagon had incurred debts to Islamist groups and their Middle Eastern sponsors ...

Bill Clinton and the Pentagon were keen to be seen as creditworthy and repaid in the form of an Iran-Contra style operation ... The result was a vast secret conduit of weapons smuggling though Croatia
[to arm the Bosnian Muslims]. This was arranged by the clandestine agencies of the US, Turkey and Iran, together with a range of radical Islamist groups, including Afghan mojahedin and the pro-Iranian Hizbullah ... Arms purchased by Iran and Turkey with the financial backing of Saudi Arabia made their way by night from the Middle East ...

Natalie said...

Couldn't agree more, babs. What the US (I'm assuming you're American...) did in the Balkans was, and continues to be, absolutely disgusting.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Also recommended: Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe, where the details of the Mujahedeen influx and its effect is documented.

As long at it is not states taking action, it seems that loose networks like this one could get away with anything and make a dramatic difference. That's interesting, on several levels.

Afonso Henriques said...

What is interesting here is that there are two Bosnias:

One 70 % muslim with some Croats

And another 92% Christian almost all Serbian with a border with Serbia proper.

However, the Bosnian State is thought to be "normal". By the way, Sarajevo, it's capital is seperated by wall that seperates the muslim comunity from the Serbian one.