Balkans

Hundreds protest MB death sentences in Bosnia

World Bulletin 23 April 2014

More than 200 demonstrators gathered in the Bosnian capital to protest against the death penalty for 528 members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. The crowds chanted slogans

 

A "Wadjda" for Kosovo

Gatestone Institute 22 April 2014
By Visar Duriqi

Saudi Arabia, a male-dominated country, is changing slowly. One example of its cautious new openness is the 2012 movie Wadjda, Saudi Arabia's first feature film, by its first female director, Haifaa Al-Mansour.

 

Neighbors say Kosovo smuggles drugs and organs

Money Jihad 14 April 2014

The president of the Czech Republic says that Kosovo, a self-declared independent state that is 95 percent Muslim, is funding terrorism from drug smuggling. President Zeman’s

 

Srebrenica relatives drag Dutch state to court

Relatives of those killed in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre opened a civil suit against the Dutch government on Monday, saying its peacekeepers should have helped prevent

 

U.S. study: Serbs and Croats do not want Bosnia

B92 7 April 2014

The study, that the Banja Luka daily Nezavisne Novine had access to, was produced last year by the Congressional Research Service think-tank, instead pointed the finger at local Serbs

 

After 44 Years, This European Country Is Finally Getting Its First Mosque

TakePart 1 April 2014
By Rebecca McCray

After 44 years of petitions from the Islamic community, many in this tiny central European country hope that the opening of Slovenia's first mosque marks the beginning of its

 

Angelina Jolie Emotional in Sarajevo; Cries for the Rape Victims of Bosnian War

International Business Times 31 March 2014
By Jenille Cristy Maido

Angelina Jolie went on a visit in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 27, not as a Hollywood actress to promote her film, but as a United Nations Special Envoy with a mission

 

Fully Half Of The Area's Muslims Are Bosnians

St. Louis Public Radio31 March 2014
By Patricia Rice

Mehnaz Afridi was astonished to learn that half of this area’s Muslims are Bosnians. The Muslim scholar will be in the area March 31 to give the Lee Institute lecture on the issues faced by

 

Serbia "to protect survival" of Serb entity

B92 25 March 2014

But the deputy prime minister in the outgoing government and leader of the SNS party added that the country "would always protect the survival of the Serb political entity in

 

War is over – now Serbs and Bosniaks fight to win control of a brutal history

theguardian.com 25 March 2014
By Julian Borger

After survivors and bereaved families put up a memorial to the mass slaughter in 1992 of Muslims in Višegrad, the response of the Serb authorities in the eastern Bosnian town

 

Bosnian Serb war criminal Radislav Krstic brought to Poland to serve sentence

Edmonton Journal 25 March 2014

WARSAW, Poland - A Bosnian Serb war criminal has been brought to Poland to serve out his sentence after he was assaulted

 

Crimea legally declares independence, Kosovo was illegal

B92 22 March 2014

President of the Serb Republic, RS, Milorad Dodik stated in Banja Luka that "no parallels can be drawn between the situation in Kosovo and that in Crimea." This is because

 

Serbia’s Vucic Sees U.A.E. Billions as Key to Election Win

Businessweek 13 March 2014
By Gordana Filipovic and Dana El Baltaji

Aleksandar Vucic, the favorite to become Serbian prime minister after elections this month, is campaigning as the candidate who can bring home investment from the United Arab

 

Radical Islam's Intimidation in Kosovo

Gatestone Institute 5 March 2014
By Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

The name of Alma Lama, a feminist political leader in the Balkan republic of Kosovo, is unknown to Americans and Western Europeans. That is unfortunate, because Lama has taken a necessary, strong stand in favor of women's rights. Although Kosovo is under U.S. protection, the legacy of Yugoslav Communism and recent radical Islamist infiltration have merged to foster incidents of aggression against dissenters.

 

Serbia recall ostracised Muslim midfielder for Ireland game

Irish Times 25 February 2014

Serbia’s interim management team have recalled Roma’s Adem Ljajic for the friendly against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on March 5th. The midfielder was kicked out

 

The Ideology of Militant Islamism in Southeastern Europe

American Center for Democracy 22 February 2014
By Dr. Gordon N. Bardos*

Since the fall of communism two and a half decades ago, militant Islamism has been planting seeds and spreading roots in various parts of southeastern Europe, particularly the

 

Vasil the Lionlike

Gates of Vienna 22 February 2014

As reported here in several earlier articles (see the bottom of this post for the links), a demonstration against a mosque broke out last Friday in the Bulgarian city of

 

Weapons routed from Balkans to Syrian rebels

Money Jihad 19 February 2014

A new report indicates that a Croatian arms smuggling kingpin is being paid by the spy agencies of Middle Eastern monarchies to supply Syria’s extremist rebels

 

Serbia, BiH disagree on extradition protocol

SETimes 19 February 2014
By Bedrana Kaletovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Serbia are sparing over extradition protocol after the Interpol National Central Bureau for Serbia issued an arrest warrant for former

 

Bosnian Spring that might not be only Bosnian

RT 19 February 2014
By Hajrudin Somun

Civil unrest that started last week and turned to violent riots and setting fire to government buildings and police cars in the cities of Sarajevo, Tuzla and Mostar and some

 
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