Bosnia: The cradle of modern jihadism?

Back in the 1990s something happened in central Bosnia-Herzegovina that inspired people to this day and helps explain why that country now has more men fighting in Syria and Iraq (over 300), as a proportion of its population, than most in Europe.

The formation of a “Mujahideen Battalion” in 1992, composed mainly of Arab volunteers in central Bosnia, was a landmark. Today the dynamic of jihad has been reversed and it is Bosnians who are travelling to Arab lands.

“There is a war between the West and Islam,” says Aimen Dean, who, as a young Saudi Arabian volunteer, travelled to fight in central Bosnia in 1994. “Bosnia gave the modern jihadist movement that narrative. It is the cradle.”

  • African

    Bosnia is where Nato bombed Christian Serbia and established a muslim state and then a few years later, Nato would do the same when it backed the KLA and bombed the Serbian Christians again and establishing another islamic state known as “Kosovo”. One wonders why Westerners, such as America, Canada and others are so deeply in love with muslims and “gays” while they hate and despise Christians.

    • We bombed the wrong side.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Leave Slobodan alone!

    • andycanuck

      They were killing Roman Catholic Croatians too. How does that fit into the “Crusade”?

    • Minicapt

      Nope; but your grasp of reality wouldn’t be able to understand. As a general rule, all three sides deserved bombing.


  • canminuteman

    I wasn’t there myself, but I know guys who were. They were pretty unanimous in thinking we were bombing the wrong side.