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Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network by Evan F. Kohlmann

By Evan F. Kohlmann

Those who argue that "Bosnia's Muslims are secular" are just partially right in that they *were* secular. The Bosnian struggle opened the doorways of chance and hardline, radical Muslims got here throughout the threshold. such a lot Muslims do not commute part approach the world over to struggle a warfare along Muslim "brothers" who do not even percentage a typical language except they're jihadists and make it their life's function to serve Allah by means of combating the kafirs at any place there's a desire. those similar members introduced their jihadi abilities to Bosnia and shaped the El-Mujahedin Brigade. To the unskilled Bosnian Muslims, those have been precise jihad pros. They provided to aid educate the locals in jihadi strategies yet a part of this education integrated classes in "true Islam" simply because, as secular Muslims, they have been practising Islam "incorrectly." lengthy tale brief, a lot of those international warring parties remained in Bosnia, married locals, all started households, bought jobs with NGOs who all started paying locals and offering them with companies the post-war Bosnian executive couldn't offer, and, in doing so, have demonstrated a method of indoctrination. Sarajevo is a really European-like urban, yet spend your time in entrance of the King Fahd mosque (established and owned via Saudi Arabia) and notice the lengthy bearded, essentially dressed males jogging out and in for prayer and sermons. visit Gornja Maoca, Jajce, Zenica, etc., and spot the "secular" Bosnian girls coated from head to toe as they'd be in the other "non-secular" Islamic nation. Then, learn some of the press articles to determine what number of those "secular" forms were pointed out on fees of varied terrorist-acts. Secular Bosnia exists not more. The saddest factor is this transformation occurred correct lower than the noses of a few of the western peacekeeping forces.
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No doubt it is a clear victory . . Thank Allah America came out of its caves. We hit her the first hit and the next one will hit her with the hands of the believers, the good believers, the strong believers. By Allah it is a great work. Allah prepares for you a great reward for this work . . I live in happiness, happiness, I have not experienced, or felt, in a long time . . 69 Like Abu Sulaiman, Abu Zubair al-Haili (also known as ‘The Bear,’ a 300pound monster of a man) had also first gained a reputation as a fearless and calculating military commander in Afghanistan before serving as an artillery expert with the Arab mujahideen in Bosnia.

9. ’ Al-Daawah (Islamabad), Waseem, Ahmed: Islamabad, January 1993. 10. Shaykh Abu Abdel Aziz. ’ Islamic Assembly of North America (IANA) 1993 Conference, Chicago, IL. IANA Tape #3352. 11. Tabib, Tawfig. Op. cit. 12. ’ 13. Sudetic, Chuck. ’ The New York Times, November 1992, Issue 104, section 1, p. 5. 14. Post, Tom with Joel Brand. ’ Newsweek, 5 October 5 1992. 15. ’ United States of America v. Enaam M. Arnaout. United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division. Case #: 02 CR 892.

38 By late August, Shaykh Abu Abdel Aziz told a British journalist, ‘Now we have quite good numbers and every day it is more. ’39 It was immediately clear that the senior leadership would need to organize to acquire weapons and other necessary military supplies. In light of these concerns, Shaykh Abu Abdel Aziz began a major fundraising and recruitment drive to help support the jihad. He spread news of the Bosnian mujahideen to a number of fundamentalist Muslims clerics throughout the Middle East who were sympathetic to and often joined the ranks of the Arab-Afghans.

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