More on how Bosnia has become a staging ground for the launching of jihad attacks in Western Europe. “Bosnia: Terror Suspect Was Planning Suicide Attack On A European Embassy, Press Reports,” from AKI, with thanks to Nicolei:
Sarajevo, 21 Oct. (AKI) – One of the three terrorists arrested by the Bosnian police for planning terrorist acts, was planning a suicide attack on the embassy of a European country in Sarajevo, daily “Dnevni avaz” reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. The paper said the man involved was an 18-year old and the police were checking whether he was a citizen of Bosnia or Serbia and Montenegro. Earlier, in a statement, the police said that one of the three terror suspects arrested was a Turkish citizen, one Swedish and one Bosnian….
According to some foreign intelligence sources, Bosnia has become a haven for Islamic terrorists, after several hundred of mujahadeen from Islamic countries remained in Bosnia, after fighting on the side of local Muslims in the 1992-1995 civil war. Some of them were operating terrorist training camps in several locations in Bosnia, the reports said.
The arrested youth is presumably a Muslim, either from Bosnia, which has majority Muslim population, or from Serbia-Montenegro, which has a Muslim population of about 300.000. Intelligence reports said that Al-Qaeda has been recruiting white local youths in the Balkans for their operations, because of their non-Arabic appearance, and the Sarajevo arrest might prove to be the first such case.
In a related development, Belgrade daily “Vecernje novosti” said on Friday that up to 1.500 ethnic Albanians in Serbia’s southern Kosovo province may have been recruited by Al-Qaeda. Quoting a secret American intelligence report, the paper said that they were organized in a group called “white devils” and were being trained in secret camps in Kosovo for a “holy war”.