HOME About Blog Contact Hotel Links Donations Registration
NEWS & COMMENTARY 2008 SPEAKERS 2007 2006 2005

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bosnia to expel foreign Muslim Mujahideen

UPI: Bosnian security minister Berisa Colak announced in Sarajevo that the government is preparing to strip the citizenship of 38 foreign Muslims who are suspected of being linked to terrorist organizations.

AKI news agency announced on June 21 that the individuals will be expelled from Bosnia-Herzegovina after their citizenship is revoked.

The government's action comes in the wake of cautions from Western intelligence agencies that a number of known Islamist terrorists and their sympathizers, who fought with Bosnian Muslims during the country's 1992-1995 civil war, might have been granted citizenship illegitimately.

Berisa told Sarajevo daily Dnevni Avaz that 1,500 foreigners out of 15,000 granted citizenship during the last 14 years are being investigated by a special commission formed in February.

During the Bosnian conflicts, thousands of foreign Muslim Mujahideen arrived in the country to fight. A number of the foreign fighters subsequently stayed in Bosnia-Herzegovina, marrying local women, and were given Bosnian citizenship as a reward for their military efforts.

Bosnian intelligence reports that some of the naturalized Mujahideen have been operating training camps, indoctrinating Bosnian youth with radical Islam and recruiting them for terrorist activity.
Web IntelligenceSummit.org
Webmasters: Intelligence, Homeland Security & Counter-Terrorism WebRing
Copyright © IHEC 2008. All rights reserved.       E-mail info@IntelligenceSummit.org