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Bosnian Muslims

`Ashura meal brings four religions together in Sarajevo

Source : Agencies | 13 Nov 2013

On the occasion of Ashura day, or Noah's meal day, Inter-religious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hikmet Publishing in Sarajevo on Tuesday organized the event in which they shared 3,000 portions of Noah's meal.

Under the slogan "We are all on the same boat", members of these two associations shared this traditional meal to passers in front of the Cathedral in Sarajevo.

They offered 3,000 portions. In next few days they will continue sharing 6,000 portions in other cities in the country.

Largest mass grave in Bosnia reveals dark secrets

Source : Agencies | 02 Nov 2013

To date 397 skeletal remains, 247 of which are complete bodies, have been uncovered from the Tomasica mass grave in northwestern Bosnia which dates to 1992.

It is believed that the Tomasica mass grave hides about 1,000 bodies of missing persons who were detained in the Keraterm and Omarska camps.

Tomasica is "surely the largest mass grave revealed in these areas," Lejla Cengic, spokeswoman for the Institute for Missing Persons (IMP) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, confirmed in her statement to AA.

Thousands begin "death march" to mark Srebrenica

Source : Agencies | 08 Jul 2013

Thousands of participants in the annual "death march" in Bosnia began treading in reverse the steps of 3,500 people who escaped Srebrenica, where the invading Serbian troops killed 8,000 Muslim men in 1995 civil war.

Thousands of people from Turkey, Spain, US, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Germany and Austria gathered in Nezuk town early on Monday morning and kicked off the "death march" along marches and with flags in their hands.

Halal food production on rise in the crisis-hit Balkans

Source : AFP | 21 May 2013

First international fair of halal industry in Sarajevo in May

Source : Sarajevo Times | 06 Apr 2013

First fair of halal industry “Sahaf” will be held in Sarajevo from 15-17 May. It will gather representatives from this industry from the countries in Southeast Europe and throughout the world.

Member of the supervisory board of “Sahaf” Amel Kovačević said that the goal of the fair is to promote halal products and services to consumers in the region, and to create a business opportunity to the halal industry in traditional halal markets around the world.

5,700 km in 314 days: Bosnian Haji crosses 7 countries on foot

Source : Arab News | 23 Oct 2012

A Bosnian pilgrim who left last December on pilgrimage to Makkah by foot arrived in the holy city after passing through seven countries including war-torn Syria.

“I arrived Saturday in Makkah. I am not tired, these are the best days of my life,” Senad Hadzic, 47, told AFP when reached by phone.

He said he had covered some 5,700 km in 314 days of walking through Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan to Makkah, with a backpack weighing 20 kg.

Karadzic tells war crimes court he should be rewarded

Source : AFP | 16 Oct 2012

Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic told the UN Yugoslav war crimes court on Tuesday that he should be rewarded as he had done everything to avoid war.

“I should have been rewarded for all the good things that I’ve done because I did everything within human power to avoid the war and to reduce the human suffering,” Karadzic told the Hague-based court as he began his defense against charges including genocide.

Bosnian Muslims sue Netherlands in European court

Source : Agencies | 12 Oct 2012

Relatives of Bosnian Muslims massacred in the town of Srebrenica sued the Netherlands on Thursday at the European Court of Human Rights over a Dutch court ruling that said the United Nations had immunity from prosecution.

Some 8,000 Muslim boys and men were killed by Serb forces in July 1995 in an area protected by Dutch UN peacekeepers that the United Nations had declared a "safe haven".

First headscarved mayor of Europe

Source : Agencies | 08 Oct 2012

Amra Babich became first headscarved mayor of Bosnia Herzegovina and Europe as she has been elected as Visoko mayor.

Bosnia held local elections on Sunday.

Babich got 29,39 of votes in Visoko municipality elections which she run as a candidate of Democratic Movement Party (SDA) that was founded by former president Alija Izzetbegovich.

Babich, had been a member of municipal assembly, also heads a civil society organization that helps families of troops killed during Bosnia war.

Bosnia elects new grand mufti

Source : Agencies | 25 Sep 2012

An Islamic council governing religious affairs in Bosnia-Herzegovina has elected Husein Kavazovic as the country's new Reis-ul Ulema, or grand mufti.

Kavazovic, the mufti of the northeast Tuzla city, was elected by the votes of 240 members of the 374-seat Islamic Union Council in Sunday's election at the Ghazi Husrev Bey Library in capital Sarajevo.

In the election, candidates Nusrat Abdibegovic from Travnik and Husein Smayic from Sarajevo got 69 and 45 votes, respectively.

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