Mujahedins in Bosnia and Herzegovina

               Penetration of Islamic terrorism into Europe

               Mujahedins imposed absolute Islamic order in Teanj .
               "Fertilization week" introduced for 17 to 40-year old Muslim
               women by the order of Muslim regime . UNPROFOR Turkish
               battalion includes 150 Bosnian and Sandcak Muslims

               The Muslim army in the former Bosnia and Herzegovina has
               become a true haunt for Islamic fanatics from all parts of
               the world. The mujahedins who are instructing the domestic
               Muslims also in the rigid enforcement of Islamic laws, can be
               seen in largest numbers mostly in the units of the so-called
               Muslim Defense Forces (MOS), and there are several thousand
               of them. They are acting as instructors, religious commissars
               and unit commanders increasingly. The mujahedins treat the
               Croats and Serbs absolutely equally.

               Green legionnaires

               The Muslim army included right from the beginning several
               units consisting of Jihad warriors mostly, and their ranks
               are now being joined increasingly also by domestic Muslims
               who had received appropriate religious and political

               The biggest Mujahedin units are stationed in Zenica. The
               Seventh MOS Brigade consisting of mujahedins mostly, includes
               a battalion whose task is to sow the green terror, i.e., to
               see to the forcible enforcement of the fundamentalist Islamic
               laws in Zenica itself, the so-called green town. For example,
               women are not allowed to walk in the streets there wearing
               short skirts, and the older ones have to wear veils. Young
               men and women must not be seen embraced in public, and those
               seen hugging and kissing in parks and elsewhere, are beaten
               up. Young men wearing earrings and the like also get beaten
               up by these "enforcers of Islam".

               Besides the Seventh MOS Brigade, Zenica is also the
               headquarters of several other similar units, such as the
               Green Legion which is a reinforced battalion, and the
               Guerilla, a standard battalion.

               The members of these units have distinguished themselves
               particularly in their brutality to the Serbs who had not
               managed to reach the free territory, and in the ritual
               slaying of the prisoners of war. They were also the chief
               executioners at the time of the fiercest clashes between the
               Muslims and Croats in Central Bosnia.

               Al Mujahedin, a company-strong mujahedin unit, is stationed
               in Teanj. The pictures of the severed heads of three Serb
               fighters, with members of this unit standing above them, were
               circulated worldwide in 1992. The mujahedins have imposed a
               true reign of terror there. They have gone so far in this,
               that they issued an order through the local radio station in
               July last year to the effect that all girls and women from 17
               to 40 years of age must get married and bear children. Also
               the "week of fertilization" was proclaimed in that order.
               Even Alija Izetbegovic himself paid a visit to the
               Kakanj-based Black Swan mujahedin brigade, which is currently
               deployed on Mount Vlaic, as to his most loyal warriors and
               religious fanatics. Incidently, he went there from Sarajevo
               with UNPROFOR assistance. In Konjic, there is a mujahedin
               unit, the Muderiz (the Teacher of Islam), which cooperates
               closely with the UNPROFOR Malaysian battalion stationed
               there. Their cooperation is so good that during an attack on
               the Serb positions last year, the troopers from that UNPROFOR
               battalion towed artillery pieces and positioned them in the
               Zvekue locality east of Konjic, for the mujahedins. Besides
               that, there are also several centres for the training and
               "adaptation" of the mujahedins coming from the Islamic
               countries, the biggest one of which is in the village of
               Mehurici, about 7 km east of Busovaca in Central Bosnia.
               Another one is in Pazaric, 30 km east of Sarajevo, where also
               an international Islamic brigade has been formed, and yet
               another in Bistricak, a former holiday camp for the workers
               of Zenica iron & steel works, about 25 km north of Zenica.


               Interestingly enough, the mujahedin units in which the
               citizens of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan,
               Malaysia, Egypt, Algeria, Iran, Libya and some other Islamic
               countries prevail, are stationed mostly in the areas of
               deployment of UNPROFOR units from the Islamic countries
               (Turkey, Malaysia and Pakistan in the first place), which are
               factually in the service of the Muslim army in the former
               Bosnia and Herzegovina.

               In the Zenica-stationed Turkish battalion alone, there are
               150 Bosnian and Sandcak Muslims who went to Turkey in 1992
               for training and schooling. They are back now, as bogus
               UNPROFOR troopers in the Turkish battalion. Besides that,
               mujahedins are being recruited in many Islamic countries with
               the assistance of the "blue helmets", after which they are
               transferred to the former Bosnia and Herzegovina in UNPROFOR
               convoys. Such transport is financed by Islamic countries,
               Saudi Arabia in the first place, through a Cyprus-based bank.
               Neither is negligible the sum paid for "silence and services"
               to Croatia, through whose territory are transported not only
               the mujahedins, but also arms and other materiele. The funds
               involved are credited to a specialized Croatian bank based is
               in Zagreb's Sesvete suburb.

               The UNPROFOR command is still tolerating such a conduct of
               its units and even prompting it to a certain extent. It is
               doing so in the first place by selecting the information to
               be transmitted and by involving the whole apparatus of
               UNPROFOR, UNHCR and other international humanitarian
               organizations. For example, in a contact programme of the
               Muslim Radio Bihac broadcast on 26 June last year, a listener
               called and said: "Our best unit is the Malaysian battalion;
               the French are the second best, while the Bucim Brigade is
               lagging behind them." This is self-explanatory.

               Not in a single case have the UNPROFOR officials condemned in
               the last few months the Muslim offensives launched during the
               cease-fire, but they lost no time in reacting when the Serb
               army repelled the Muslim offensives, as was the case near
               Bihac and on mts.Vlaic and Majevica, accusing the Serbs of
               breaking the agreement.

               It is no wonder then that not a single international
               institution dealing with the observance of international law
               and martial law has reacted to the existence of mercenaries
               and their atrocities towards the Serbs, as members of the
               Muslim army under Alija Izetbegovic's leadership.

               Boro Djurdjevic