By Evan F. Kohlmann
Those that argue that "Bosnia's Muslims are secular" are just partially right in that they *were* secular. The Bosnian conflict opened the doorways of chance and hardline, radical Muslims got here during the threshold. such a lot Muslims do not go back and forth part manner internationally to struggle a struggle along Muslim "brothers" who do not even proportion a typical language until they're jihadists and make it their life's objective to serve Allah through scuffling with the kafirs anyplace there's a want. those comparable contributors introduced their jihadi abilities to Bosnia and shaped the El-Mujahedin Brigade. To the unskilled Bosnian Muslims, those have been actual jihad pros. They provided to assist educate the locals in jihadi strategies yet a part of this education integrated classes in "true Islam" simply because, as secular Muslims, they have been working towards Islam "incorrectly." lengthy tale brief, lots of those overseas opponents remained in Bosnia, married locals, began households, obtained jobs with NGOs who all started paying locals and delivering them with providers the post-war Bosnian govt couldn't offer, and, in doing so, have demonstrated a method of indoctrination. Sarajevo is a really European-like urban, yet spend a while in entrance of the King Fahd mosque (established and owned through Saudi Arabia) and notice 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'd be in the other "non-secular" Islamic country. Then, learn a few of the press articles to determine what number of those "secular" varieties were mentioned on fees of assorted terrorist-acts. Secular Bosnia exists not more. The saddest factor is this transformation occurred correct below the noses of some of the western peacekeeping forces.
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When the Afghan civil war degenerated into intra-mujahideen factional fighting, he left Afghanistan and arrived in Bosnia in the summer of 1992. Arab-Afghan sources lionized Wahiudeen as a ‘very professional soldier and military-minded, although . . ’34 Moataz Billah and Husaamudeen were also both Egyptian veterans of the Afghan jihad and suspected followers of Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman. ’) Even before Afghanistan, in Egypt, Moataz Billah was a well-known student activist in the Islamist movement.
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Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network by Evan F. Kohlmann