Bosnia-Hercegovina

The Teachings of the Bektashi Sufis [Nauk Bektašijskog Tarikata (In Bosnian)] The First Bosnian-Language Survey of Bektashism by Senad Mičijević Sarajevo, Dobra Kniga, 2016, 300 p Reviewed by Stephen Sylejp., price not shown

Illyria [New York] July 27, 2016 Senad Mičijević (1960-2013) was a resident of Mostar, the city in Bosnia-Hercegovina that, until the coming of war in 1992, was known for its multireligious coexistence. From then until 1995, Mostar was wracked by…
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Bosnia Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Local ISIS Recruiter by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog April 12, 2016 Authorities in Bosnia-Hercegovina have initiated a new proceeding against Husein Bilal Bosnić, a prominent local Wahhabi preacher, reports the Sarajevo daily of record, Oslobođenje [Liberation]. Bosnić is already behind bars, convicted of organizing…
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Brussels Sparks Political Showdown in Kosova by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog March 7, 2016 Notwithstanding its 80 percent Albanian Muslim population, Kosova has mostly kept infiltration by ISIS or other Islamist radicals at bay. Hashim Thaçi, the former head of the Kosova Liberation Army (KLA), elected president…
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The Dayton Accords at 20 But there’s little to celebrate by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard November 23, 2015 The Dayton accords, formally signed in December 1995, have reached their twentieth anniversary. Dayton is commonly portrayed as a “peace agreement” for war-torn Bosnia-Hercegovina and an outstanding achievement of Bill Clinton’s administration. The accords…
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