Radical islamism spreading in Balkans

Article published on Sept. 28, 2008
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Article published on Sept. 28, 2008
A couple of small news from Bosnia this weekend are describing one aspect about frontlines in Balkans: Bosnian Muslim intelligence agency OSA has confirmed that it is on a hunt for two Islamic terrorists after German security agency informed them that they are preparing a terror attack.
German media has reported, based on police intelligence, that Erik Brayninger and Hussein al Mali have been trained in suicide attack strategies in Afghanistan and are planning a terror attack on Germany from a Bosnian town of Zenica. Bosnian town of Zenica has a vast domestic islamist network with its own airport through which Jihadists came into Bosnia during the 1990s (Serbianna 27.8.2008) Two days earlierGays at the festival were attacked by a group of young Muslims and most of them were dressed up as the Wahhabis. Over 10 people have been injured because they were beaten by the Wahhabis (Serbianna 25.8.2008)

Radical islam has enforced and widened their activities in Balkans last 15 years. During Bosnian war many foreign islamists came to fight in mujahedeen brigade also many Al Quida figures - including Osama bin Laden - were supporting Bosnan muslims 1990's. Later the gave their support to KLA/UCK (Kosovo) which leaders now are leading Kosovo province based US and EU support.

After bombing campaign 1999 radical islam has been one major donor in Kosovo and Wahhabi schools and former seclarized Kosovo muslims are displaced by radical islamist movement.

While supporting Albanian Kosovo US and EU are securing a safe haven both to islamic terrorists and leading heroin cartel t say nothing of smaller threads. This shortsighted policy should be reconsidered once again.

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