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I can tell you that the situation in Bosnia is very tense, both between Croats and Muslims and between Serbs and Muslims. Islam has made great gains in Bosniak society and is supported by Imams and newly built mosques finance not only by Saudi Arabia but also by Turkey and Iran. From the Bosniak Muslim political leadership, there is mostly talk of war, revenge and the vision of Muslim pure Bosnia and Herzegovina. Talk from Serb leadership in RS is for a referendum on independence (as was granted under Dayton provisions). Croats are keeping quiet while de facto and de jure integrating Croat regions of Bosnia into the Holy Catholic Motherland.

Sandzak is another interesting stretch of land in Serbia inhabited by non Albanian Muslims, where the Turkish government is investing hard cash (why there? one might ask, if Turkey is secular). A couple of weeks ago there was a visit to Sandzak by Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, hosted by Tadic. What was bizarre was that at the summit, there were ONLY Turkish flags. Exit Serbian flags. If you follow the region's politics, you'll notice that Tadic and Jeremic (Minister of Foreign Affairs) are in bilateral summits with the Turks like twice a month! Now, what could be going on here?

by vladimir on Wed Sep 1st, 2010 at 03:48:44 AM EST
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