paper accuses Serbs, Jews of conspiracy against Islam
Thursday, August 2, 2007
In a front page cover bearing resemblance to the infamous Nazi poster
Jew, Bosnian Muslim newspaper Novi Horizonti is accusing Jews and Serbs
of conspiring against Islam and comparing both Jews and Serbs to habitual
killers of Muslims in Palestine and Bosnia.
"So, what is that which connects Serbian nationalists and Zionists?"
asks Novi Horizonti.
the left, latest edition of Bosnian Muslim magazine Novi Horizonti. On
the right, Hitler's poster Eternal Jew. Both show an image of Orthodox
Jewish dress and both accuse of Zionist conspiracy.
"Surely, the only common thread that connects those two non connectable
categories is demonization of Muslim Bosniaks and Palestinians and their
characterization as the world terrorists, so they could get world support
for their evil political objectives," explains Novi Horizonti.
The Editor in Chief of Novi Horizonti is Ahmed Adilovic.
According to a witness testimony at the war crimes court at The Hague,
Adilovic was cited as the chief "of information, propaganda, and religious
affairs" for the Bosnian Muslim army during the war in the 1990s.
The Hague Court also identifies Adilovic as the author of an August
4, 1993 analysis of the "combat morale situation" of the Bosnian Muslim
fighters in which he wrote that Bosnian Muslims feel more secure by the
presence of foreign Jihadists in their ranks which, in turn, enhances their
battlefield performance in killing Serbs.
"To date they have got used to the Arabs and also some Turks taking
part in B/D with them," wrote Adilovic. "Their presence makes them more
secure and the Arabs were frequently of decisive importance for the success
of an action."
Two of the 19 hijackers in the 9/11 attack on America come from the
ranks of the Bosnian Muslim army troops.
Adilovic's advisor from the Magazine's Advisory Board, Šefik Kurdic,
said that the presence of foreign fighters in Bosnia has been influential
in "initiation of jihad as a religious duty against infidels and heathen"
and that the most important goal of jihad is the spread of Islam through
missionary work, dawa, which includes presence of Jihadi fighters referred
to as the mujahedin.
Another Magazine's advisor, Halil Mehtic, is an author of a booklet
"Instructions to a Muslim Fighter" which was distributed to every fighter
in the Bosnian Muslim army during the fighting in the 1990s. In it, Mehtic
wrote that killing and torturing non-Muslim civilians is allowed and it
must be ordered by a superior officer.
All three of these authors now hold doctorate degrees some acquired
from Islamic universities.
As additional supportive evidence for conspiracy claims, Novi Horizonti
makes disputable assertions such as the "Zionists had an informal alliance
with German Nazis"; that American "neoconservatives are, actually, anti-Semites"
and "Serbian nationalists... hate Jews".
Magazine's pretext for accusations of an alleged Jewish-Serb conspiracy
is an award Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian Republic in Bosnia,
received from Ariel Livne, chief representative of the World Jewish Congress
for former Yugoslavia.
Nazis and their Muslim allies in Bosnia took part in a massive genocide
of Serbs and Jews in WWII and the award recognizes that.
"Medal that was awarded to Milorad Dodik," analyzes Bosnian Muslim publicist
Alispahic is part of a "wider strategy of strengthening great-Serbian and
Zionist connections, and all to detriment of Muslims".
"In the end, haven't many Zionist atrocities already been awarded the
highest world recognition for peace despite that their hands are in blood
up to their elbows," says Alispahic.
The influential President of the Congress of the Islamic Community of
Bosnia, Edhem Bicakcic, wants Bosnia to re-evaluate its relationship with