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By Evan F. Kohlmann

ISBN-10: 1423755367

ISBN-13: 9781423755364

ISBN-10: 1859738028

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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 the world over to struggle a conflict along Muslim "brothers" who do not even proportion a typical language except they're jihadists and make it their life's goal to serve Allah through combating the kafirs at any place there's a desire. those comparable contributors introduced their jihadi abilities to Bosnia and shaped the El-Mujahedin Brigade. To the unskilled Bosnian Muslims, those have been precise jihad execs. They provided to aid 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 training Islam "incorrectly." lengthy tale brief, a lot of those overseas combatants remained in Bosnia, married locals, begun households, received jobs with NGOs who begun paying locals and delivering them with companies the post-war Bosnian govt couldn't supply, and, in doing so, have validated a strategy of indoctrination. Sarajevo is a truly European-like urban, yet spend a while in entrance of the King Fahd mosque (established and owned via Saudi Arabia) and notice the lengthy bearded, essentially dressed males strolling out and in for prayer and sermons. visit Gornja Maoca, Jajce, Zenica, etc., and spot the "secular" Bosnian girls coated from head to toe as they'd be in the other "non-secular" Islamic country. Then, learn some of the press articles to work out 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 lower than the noses of many of the western peacekeeping forces.
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7. ’ Newsweek. 5 October. 8. ’ Al-Sirat Al-Mustaqeem, No. 33, August 1994. 9. ’ Al-Daawah (Islamabad), Waseem, Ahmed: Islamabad, January 1993. 10. Shaykh Abu Abdel Aziz. ’ Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA) 1993 Conference, Chicago, IL. IANA Tape #3352. 11. Tabib, Tawfig. Op. cit. 12. ’ 13. Sudetic, Chuck. ’ The New York Times, November 1992, Issue 104, section 1, p. 5. 14. Post, Tom with Joel Brand. ’ Newsweek, 5 October 5 1992. 15. ’ United States of America v. Enaam M. Arnaout. United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.

3 These displaced men faced a serious problem, because return to their countries of origin meant certain arrest, torture, and likely death. At the time, a Saudi spokesman for the Arab-Afghans in Jeddah explained in the media, ‘the Algerians cannot go to Algeria, the Syrians cannot go to Syria or the Iraqis to Iraq. ’4 His assessments were predictably accurate and a number of prominent Arab guerrillas left South Asia destined for a new life of asylum and ‘holy war’ amidst the brutal civil conflict in the Balkans.

Speech by Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman The roots of the modern Al-Qaida financial network that has emerged in Bosnia and other conflict zones across the Muslim world can be traced directly to early lessons learned during the chaotic days of the first Soviet-Afghan jihad. As the 1980s drew to a close, thousands of Islamic fundamentalists arrived in Central Asia seeking heroic adventures amid ‘holy war,’ often with no local guide or accommodation. At the time, several wealthy Arabian Gulf charitable organizations, typically under the guise of aiding Afghan and Pakistani refugees, stepped forward to help channel the fanatical recruits where they were most needed.

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