By Evan F. Kohlmann
Those that argue that "Bosnia's Muslims are secular" are just in part right in that they *were* secular. The Bosnian struggle opened the doorways of chance and hardline, radical Muslims got here in the course of the threshold. so much Muslims do not shuttle part method internationally to struggle a warfare along Muslim "brothers" who do not even proportion a standard language except they're jihadists and make it their life's goal to serve Allah by way of combating the kafirs anyplace there's a desire. those related contributors introduced their jihadi talents to Bosnia and shaped the El-Mujahedin Brigade. To the unskilled Bosnian Muslims, those have been actual jihad execs. They provided to aid teach the locals in jihadi strategies yet a part of this education incorporated classes in "true Islam" simply because, as secular Muslims, they have been practising Islam "incorrectly." lengthy tale brief, a lot of those overseas opponents remained in Bosnia, married locals, began households, obtained jobs with NGOs who begun paying locals and delivering them with companies the post-war Bosnian executive couldn't supply, and, in doing so, have confirmed a strategy of indoctrination. Sarajevo is a really European-like urban, yet spend your time in entrance of the King Fahd mosque (established and owned by way of Saudi Arabia) and spot the lengthy bearded, essentially dressed males jogging out and in for prayer and sermons. visit Gornja Maoca, Jajce, Zenica, etc., and notice the "secular" Bosnian girls lined from head to toe as they might be in the other "non-secular" Islamic kingdom. Then, learn a number of the press articles to determine what percentage of those "secular" forms were pointed out on fees of assorted terrorist-acts. Secular Bosnia exists not more. The saddest factor is this transformation occurred correct less than the noses of some of the western peacekeeping forces.
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The three men pushed Jozic to the ground and, without any further explanation, cut off the ring finger of the boy’s right hand. 75 This fact was no coincidence and by the early fall of 1992, a new base for jihad was quickly growing in the Balkans. With the help of influential clerics and AlQaida military commanders, the foreign Bosniak brigade was coalescing together various disparate elements in the international Arab-Afghan network. The mujahideen war machine so familiar in Afghanistan had been successfully revived many hundreds of miles westward in the heart of Europe.
If you are not going to go for jihad, if you are not going to leave your business, not going to leave your family, not leaving this earth, and fighting in the sake of Allah, Allah (SWT) is going to punish you . . Go alone, without any arms, without any weapons, without anything, you go. It is your duty. And Allah is responsible about your food and about your weapons and about everything . . 11 However, unlike other remote stops in his worldwide tour of Muslim ‘hot spots,’ Bosnia was truly a foreign land to the Islamic extremists of the Middle East.