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More Good News: Wahhabis in Bosnia recruiting for Syrian Jihad

Bitterly ironic…

Is there any country in or around MENA that is not actively engaged in local wahhabis sending people to fight in Syria?


Text of report by Bosnian Serb state-owned daily Glas Srpske, on 25 May, by Goran Maunaga: “Ex-Mujahedin – Connection to Holy War”

Sarajevo – Several former members of the El-Mujahedin unit who have both Syrian and B-H citizenships are engaged in providing organizational and logistic support for the recruitment of B-H nationals to fight in Syria, Glas Srpske has learned from a source close to the investigation.

“One of them is Aiman Awad, former head of the intelligence and security division of the El-Mujahedin unit, who currently leads the Ensarije movement and the Portal citizens’ association and lives in Zenica. The other is Imad al-Misri, regional head of the “Muslim Brothers,” who lives in Travnik and Sarajevo,” the source says.

He goes on to say that Syrians were the most numerous in the El-Mujahedin unit and that it is they who obtained the largest number of B-H citizenships that were later revoked.

“In organizing the dispatch of fighters to Syria they cooperate with Abid Podbicanin, a Novi Pazar-based Wahhabi, and Muhidin Halilovic, a Wahhabi from northern B-H. All this is being done in collaboration with Nusret Imamovic, leader of the Wahhabi community in Gornja Maoca,” the source says.

He adds that the largest number of “B-H fighters” departed for Syria from Sarajevo and its surroundings, the Zenica-Doboj and Central Bosnia cantons….




Written by nickbiddlenoe

May 30, 2013 at 1:30 am

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