The basic facts of just what
caused the conflict in ex-Yugoslavia are, still, not presented to the general
public in the West...
To understand Bosnian Muslims
one should understand their leader: self proclaimed "President of Bosnia",
Mr. Alija Izetbegovic.
A few (very few) articles were writen in the western media about the
fact: THE LEADER OF BOSNIAN MUSLIMS IS THE LEADING FIGURE IN THE MURKY
ISLAM FUNDAMENTALIST WORLD.
"Islamic Affairs Analyst" (IAA) publishes studies about Islamic world
since 1935. IAA is published 45 times a year, in Great Britain...
With the beginning of the civil war in Bosnia, in 1992, they wrote:
Excerpts from issue of IAA entitled
"MUSLIM FUNDAMENTALISM IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA"
published in 1992:
There is a great reluctance in the West to recognize that the
fighting in Bosnia is a resurgence of the conflict between Islam and
Christendom which shaped five centuries of Balkan history.
Disbelief in the West regarding Muslim fundamentalism in Bosnia
stems from several causes, among which there is a pervasive, compulsive,
complacency which holds that things can never be as bad as they seem,
hence European officialdom refused to believe that Hitler meant what
he wrote in Mein Kampf.
President Alija Izetbegovic's Islamic Declaration, first published
in 1970 when it earned him a prison sentence, demanded a
fully-fundamentalist Muslim state in Bosnia without scope for non-Muslim
institutions or any division between religion, politics, and economics.
The book was republished in 1990 in Sarajevo (by Mala Muslimanska
Biblioteka). It scathingly attacks Attaturk's reforms and holds up
Pakistan as a model to be followed.
Traditionally, Bosnians were among the most militant in the Muslim
world. A ruling minority, they were proud of being the spearhead of
the jihad into Europe, part of the two-pronged drive along Sava and
Danube with Rome as its final objective. Occupation by the Habsburgs
in 1878 caused some of them to emigrate, but others waited for fate
to redeem them.
But the story goes on. Only fifty years ago Serbs were subject
to a genocide in Bosnia. The geographic district, under Nazi occupation,
was part of Nazi Independent State of Croatia...
For decades Encyclopedia Britannica had the following sentence
when talking about WWII in Yugoslavia: "...IN BOSNIA... THE CROATIAN
FASCISTS BEGAN A MASSACRE OF SERBS WHICH, IN THE WHOLE ANNALS OF
WORLD WAR II, WAS SURPASSED FOR SAVAGERY ONLY BY THE MASS EXTERMINATION
OF POLISH JEWS"!!!!!!!!
One can find the above sentence in all versions of Britannica
from at least 1971 till 1987.
And who joined Nazi Croats in slaughtering the Serbs? You've
guessed it: The Muslims!
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, Edition 1990,
Volume 2, Pages 706 and 707, entry Husseini, Hajj Amin Al <- The main
Hitler's supporter among Palestinian Arabs...
It so happened that Husseini made his contribution
to the Axis war effort in his capacity as a Muslim, rather than as an Arab
leader, by recruiting and organizing in RECORD
TIME, during the spring of 1943, BOSNIAN MUSLIM
BATTALIONS in Croatia comprising some twenty thousand men! These MUSLIM
called Hanjar (Sword), were put in WAFFEN-SS,
fought Yugoslav partisans in Bosnia, and carried out police and security
duties in Hungary. THEY PARTICIPATED IN THE MASSACRE OF CIVILIANS IN BOSNIA
and VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN IN THE HUNT FOR JEWS IN CROATIA... The
Germans made a point of publicizing the fact that Husseini had flown from
Berlin to Sarajevo for the sole purpose of giving his blessing to the Muslim
army and inspecting its arms and training exercises.
A photograph, on page 704, shows al-Husseini
inspecting Muslim troops in Bosnia.
Today, Muslims and Croats - united in hatred
of Serbs, are once again at task of slaughtering Serbs. Having no knowledge
of the history of the region, and having no sence of shame, "democratic"
West is supporting the union (and the slaughter).
IZETBEGOVIC'S MEIN KAMPF
Western media presents him as a 'secular' President,
but... It is not without reason that Mr. Izetbegovic got the highest praise
from Islam Fundamentalist leaders of the world for SPREAD OF ISLAM.
THE CURRENT PRESIDENT
OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA MR. ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC IS ISLAM FUNDAMENTALIST
It is up to you to find eventual differences
between Mr Izetbegovic's capital work and Ayatollah Khomeyni's speeches.
I do not see any...
The following are excerpts from the book "The
Islamic Declaration" ("Islamska deklaracija"), written by Mr. Alija Izetbegovic,
current President of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The book was reprinted by "BOSNA",
Sarajevo, 1990, 127 pages.
"... Do we want the Muslim nations to cease moving in circles, to
stop being dependent, backward and poverty-stricken;
do we want them to once again with a sure step climb the road of
dignity and enlightment and to become masters of their own fate;
do we want the springs of courage, genius and virtue to come forth
strongly once again;
then we must show the way which leads to that objective:
The implementation of Islam in all fields of individuals' personal
lives, in family and in society, by renewal of the Islamic
religious thought and creating a uniform Muslim community from
Morocco to Indonesia. ..."
"... A nation, and an individual, who has accepted Islam is
incapable of living and dying for another ideal after that fact.
It is unthinkable for a Muslim to sacrifice himself for any tzar
or ruler, no matter what his name may be, or for the glory of any
nation, party or some such, because acting on the strongest Muslim
instinct he recognizes in this a certain type of godlessness and
idolatry. A Muslim can die only with the name of Allah on his lips
and for the glory of Islam, or he may run away from the
"... Muslim nations will never accept anything that is explicitly
against Islam, because Islam here is not merely a faith and the
law, Islam has become love and compassion. He who rises against
Islam will reap nothing but hate and resistance. ..."
"... In perspective, there is but one way out in sight: creation
and gathering of a new intelligence which thinks and feels along
Islamic lines. This intelligence would then raise the flag of the
Islamic order and together with the Muslim masses embark into
action to implement this order. ..."
"... The shortest definition of the Islamic order defines it as
a unity of faith and law, upbringing and force, ideals and
interests, spiritual community and state, free will and force.
As a synthesis of these components, the Islamic order has two
fundamental premises: an Islamic society and Islamic authority. The
former is the essence, and the latter the form of an Islamic order.
An Islamic society without Islamic power is incomplete and weak;
Islamic power without an Islamic society is either a utopia or
A Muslim generally does not exist as an individual. If he wishes
to live and survive as a Muslim, he must create an environment, a
community, an order. He must change the world or be changed
himself. History knows of no true Islamic movement which was not
at the same time a political movement as well. This is because
Islam is a faith, but also a philosophy, a set of moral codes, an
order of things, a style, an atmosphere - in a nutshell, an
integral way of life. ..."
"... The first and foremost of such conclusions is surely the one
on the incompatibility of Islam and non-Islamic systems. There can
be no peace or coexistence between the "Islamic faith" and non-
Islamic societies and political institutions. ... Islam clearly
excludes the right and possibility of activity of any strange
ideology on its own turf. Therefore, there is no question of any
laicistic principles, and the state should be an expression and
should support the moral concepts of the religion. ..."
" Islam contains the principle of ummet, i.e. the tendency
towards unification of all Muslims into a single community - a
spiritual, cultural and political community. Islam is not a
nationality, it is above nationalities. ..."
"... The upbringing of the nation, and especially the mass media
- the press, TV and film - should be in the hands of people whose
Islamic moral and intellectual authority is undisputed. ...
... Islamic renewal cannot be initiated without a religious, and
cannot be successfully continued and concluded without a political
"... Establishing of an Islamic order is thus shown as the
ultimate act of democracy, because it means the implementation of
the deepest desires of the Muslim nations and common man. One thing
is certain: no matter what a part of the rich and the intelligence
wants, the common man wants Islam and living in his Islamic
"... In the struggle for an Islamic order all methods are
permitted, except one - except crime. No-one has the right to smear
the beautiful name of Islam and this struggle by uncontrolled and
excessive use of violence. ..."
"... Islamic order may be implemented only in countries where
Muslims represent the majority of the population. Without this
majority, the Islamic order is reduced to authority only (because
the other element is lacking - the Islamic society), and may turn
into violence. ..."
"... the Islamic movement should and must start taking over the
power as soon as it is morally and numerically strong enough to not
only overthrow the existing non-Islamic, but also to build up a new
Islamic authority. ..."
"... Pakistan was a general rehearsal of introducing Islamic
order under modern conditions and on the present stage of
... The conclusions from the twenty-odd year of Pakistan's
existence are clear enough. They are:
First, the struggle for Islamic order and a general
reconstruction of the Muslim society can be successfully conducted
only by experienced and seasoned individuals, aligned into a
staunch and homogenous organization. This organization is no
political party from the arsenal of the Western democracy; it is
a movement based on Islamic ideology and with clear moral and
ideological criteria of belonging;
Second, the struggle for an Islamic order today is a struggle to
implement the essence of Islam, and this means that in practice one
must ensure religious and moral upbringing of the people and
provide for basic elements of social justice. At this time, forms
are of secondary importance; and
Third, the functions of the Islamic republic are not to
primarily declare equality of all men and brotherhood of all
Muslims, but to struggle for some of these high moral principles
in practice. The awakened Islam should in every community take into
its own hands the flag for a more just social order and to clearly
state that in struggling for Islam another war is being declared
as well, the one against ignorance, injustice and poverty, a war
without compromises and setbacks. ..."
"... In one of the thesis for an Islamic order today we have
stated that it is a natural function of the Islamic order to gather
all Muslims and Muslim communities throughout the world into one.
Under present conditions, this desire means a struggle for creating
a great Islamic federation from Morocco to Indonesia, from the
tropical Africa to the Central Asia. ..."
"... Panislamism always came from the very heart of the Muslim
peoples, nationalism was always imported stuff. ..."
"... But, under the leadership of Zionists, started an action in
Palestine which is not only inhumane and ruthless but also shortsighted
and adventuresome. This politics takes in account only temporary
ratio of power and forgets about overall ratio of power between Jews
and Muslims in the world. This politics in Palestine is a provocation
to all Muslims of the world. Jerusalem is not only a question of
Palestinians, neither is it a question of Arabs only. It is a question
of all the Muslim nations. TO KEEP JERUSALEM, THE JEWS WOULD HAVE TO
DEFEAT ISLAM AND THE MUSLIMS, AND THAT - THANK GOD - IS OUTSIDE THEIR
"... We would like to distinguish between Jews and Zionists, but only
if Jews themselves find strength to find the difference. We hope that
the military victories, which they had against quarrelling Arab regimes,
(not against Arabs or against Muslims) will not blur their minds. We
hope that they will eliminate confrontation which they made by them-
selves, so the new road is open to a life on the common ground of
Palestine. If they, though, continue on the road of arrogance, which
is more likely, then for the whole Islam movement, and FOR ALL MUSLIMS
THERE IS BUT ONE SOLUTION: TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT, TO STRENGTHEN AND
BROADEN IT, FROM DAY TO DAY, FROM YEAR TO YEAR, NO MATTER THE VICTIMS
AND NO MATTER THE TIME it may last, until they are forced to RETURN
EVERY INCH OF THE OCCUPIED LAND. EVERY NEGOTIATION AND EVERY COMPROMISE
ON THIS FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE FOR OUR BROTHERS IN PALESTINE, WILL BE A
TREASON WHICH MAY DESTROY THE VERY CORE OF THE MORAL SYSTEM OF OUR
These are not new laws of our new Islam politics toward
Christians and Jews, not new laws dictated by the new political
situation. They are just the practical conclusions taken from the
Islamic recognition of Christians and Jews which come right from
the Qu'ran (Qu'ran, 29/45, 2/136, 5/47-49)
-- END --
Photo copies of the relevant pages of the book (in Serbo-Croatian)
Extensive quotes from the book were also presented in French
periodical "FIGARO", on August 26, 1992 under title:
"L'ORDRE ISLAMIQUE" SELON ALIJA IZETBEGOVIC
- British: "The daily telegraph" May 11, 1992:
"Conflict could lay foundations for Islamic state in Europe"
- Canadian: "Globe and Mail" October 17, 1992, page A10:
"Media reports from Bosnia: A mixture of Outright lies,
Staged events and untold stories".
- "Jerusalem Post", August 11, 1993, text by Yohanan Ramati,
Director of the Jerusalem Institute for Western Defence:
"Don't cry for Bosnian Moslems"
- British: "Sunday Times", August 30, 1992 , page A1:
"Arabs join in Bosnia battle"
- American: "Newsweek", October 5, 1992, page 52:
"Help from holy warriors (Inside a secret military camp:
how mujahedin fighters are training Bosnia's muslims"
- "The European", february 4, 1993:
"How Iran is arming Bosnia's Muslims"
- London: Times, October 21, 1994:
"Disciples of holy war answer call to fight and die
(The presence of Mujahedin fighters from around the
world on Bosnian batterfields is unnerving the West)"
- Washington Times, June 2, 1994, page 1:
"Iranians move into Bosnia to terrorize Serbs"
- Washington Post, May 13, 1994:
"Iran ships material for arms to Bosnians"
TOO LITTLE AND TOO LATE. NATO bombed Christian children in
order to help Islam Fundamentalist and get a stronghold in the
heart of Europe... Serbs were expelled from Sarajevo, city they
founded more than thousand years ago!
[ Analysis by Professor Francisco Gil-White -
Izetbegovic: Moderate Democrat or Radical Islamist? ]
[ Muslims of Bosnia try to resurrect
a part of Turkish Empire ]
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