Recent controversies over Kosovo have brought the accusation that if someone opposes the Al-Qaeda presence in Kosovo, one must therefore support Serbian genocide. That is, of course, absurd. The jihadist presence in the Balkans is real, and the response to it should be a sober and clear-eyed international effort — but such an effort could only possibly come about, of course, with an awareness of the nature of the problem, and that is hard to come by these days. In any case, the situation in Sarajevo today offers a glimpse of what Kosovo will be like soon enough, if the present forces at play there continue on their present course. Or perhaps those who place such high hopes on the secularized, nominal Muslims of Kosovo can explain why the secularized, nominal Muslims of Bosnia were not able or willing to prevent this ethnic cleansing in Sarajevo.
“Bosnia: Muslims dominate capital, claims Croatian MP,” from AKI, August 6 (thanks to Fjordman):
Sarajevo, 6 August (AKI) — The Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, once a symbol of ethnic diversity, has become an entirely Muslim city, a Croat deputy in the Bosnian Parliament, Branko Zrno, said on Wednesday.
“Sarajevo definitely isn’t a multi-ethnic city, but the city of one group, the Bosniacs (Muslims), ” Zrno told local media.
He pointed out that Serbs and Croats in Sarajevo have no institutional protection, and continue to leave the capital.
Zrno echoed allegations from Bosnian Serb leaders, including Serb entity Prime Minister Milorad Dodik, that non-Muslims in Sarajevo suffered discrimination and were denied their rights.
Zrno said that the Croatian presence in the city had been halved and that neither Croats nor Serbs held any important posts in local government.
Serbs claim that in the city of 400,000 only 7,000 Serbs have remained, compared to 160,000 before the 1992-1995 civil war.
The Serb claims have been supported by the Muslim President of the Bosnian Helsinki committee for human rights, Srdjan Dizdarevic, who said in a recent interview that Sarajevo had become a “monoethnic” city.
“Over 90 percent of Sarajevo inhabitants belong to only one group, the Bosniacs,” Dizdarevic told weekly Fokus.
“Ethnic cleansing in this city has, unfortunately, been successfully completed. If the will exists to reconstruct Bosnia on multiethnic principles, one should start with Sarajevo,” he concluded….