It looks as if the jihad in Bosnia followed traditional Islamic patterns going all the way back to the Prophet Muhammad, who massacred the men of the Banu Qurayzah and ordered the exile of other Jewish tribes of Arabia. From the Malta Independent Daily, with thanks to Twostellas:
This week The Hague tribunal will hold another high-profile trial — that of Naser Oric, the former commander of Bosnian Muslim forces in Srebrenica.
The presiding judge is Carmel Agius together with two newly sworn-in ad litem judges from Demark and Germany.
Oric was in charge of the enclave’s armed forces until the town fell to the Serbs in 1995 and some 7,000 of its male inhabitants were killed, in the largest massacre on European soil since the end of the second world war.
Although the trial, due to start on 6 October, will focus on the events that took place several years before the 1995 massacre, its horrors are bound to resurface in The Hague tribunal’s courtrooms.
Oric, 37, is accused of crimes against Bosnian Serbs that he and the forces he commanded allegedly committed in the months between the outbreak of hostilities in Bosnia in the spring of 1992 and the designation of Srebrenica as a UN safe area in 1993.
The prosecutors allege that between June 1992 and March 1993 the troops under Oric’s command destroyed at least 50 Serbian hamlets and villages in the wider Srebrenica area, expelled thousands of their inhabitants and plundered their property — notably livestock and food supplies.
They are hoping to prove that Oric personally planned and participated in at least some of those attacks.