"In November 1992, the Bosnian-Serb soldier Borislav Herak was arrested by the Presidency's forces in Sarajevo and charged with the murder and rape of Muslim citizens. Allegedly, he said under interrogation that he had worked at the 'Sonja' prison camp located north of Sarajevo, and had seen me come by and pick up four Muslim girls, who were taken away and presumably raped and murdered. He indicated that I had arrived in a jeep, and the girls had followed my party when we left in a car. The story made headline news during the Islamic conference in Saudi Arabia, attended by President Izetbegovic. Fortunately, the North American press showed an encouraging degree of good taste and at first declined to carry the story. The story did, however, receive wide coverage in the Islamic press, and in Croatia, Germany and Italy.
"Given that I hadn't even known that a place called 'Sonja' existed; that I had never ventured north of Sarajevo except on one drive to Belgrade with 200 others on May 17; that I never drove around Sarajevo in anything but a VBL armoured vehicle after my return to the city on June 10; and that I didn't go anywhere without UN colleagues as witnesses, I was more than upset over such disgusting fabrications. My greatest concern was the impact these lies would have on the security of our people on the ground, particularly the Canadians. Anyone with a Canadian flag on his sleeve was immediately associated with my reputation as a 'rapist and murderer of Muslims' in Bosnia."
His book was not sold in the United States. You could only order it from Canada. The only books you could buy in the U.S., were all anti-Serbian, such as "Zlata's Diary," in an effort to compare it to the Diary of Anne Frank. Zlata travelled first class to the US with her parents and stayed at the best hotels. Not exactly the Diary of Anne Frank.