Enver Hadzihasanovic (BBC)
“Prosecutors have opened their case against the two highest-ranking Bosnian Muslims to face trial at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague.” This from the Voice of America. “Army commanders Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura are accused of allowing the killing of Bosnian Croat and Serb prisoners of war during the Bosnian conflict in the early 1990s. Prosecutors say they did not act to stop their subordinates from mistreating and murdering the prisoners, or plundering and destroying villages.
“The two officers, who surrendered to the tribunal two years ago, have pleaded not guilty.
“Prosecutor Ekkehard Withopf told the tribunal Tuesday that this trial shows members of all sides in the conflict committed war crimes. He said among the war crimes were ritual beheadings by ‘Mujahedin,’ or Muslim holy warriors, who came from Islamic countries to fight in the war and were under the commanders’ leadership.
“Prosecutors say at least 200 Bosnian Croat and Serb civilians were killed in Muslim attacks on Croat forces in central Bosnia-Herzegovina between 1992 and 1995.”
In Onward Muslim Soldiers I trace how Bosnia became a magnet for international jihadists in the 1990s, and explain how jihad ideology poisoned prospects for peace there, as it has in so many other places. Now it seems that some of the truth is coming to light.