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Adnki ^ | September 8, 2006

Posted on 09/08/2006 11:36:26 AM PDT by joan

Sarajevo, 8 Sept. (AKI) - Bosnia's wartime president, the late Alija Izetbegovic received money from a Saudi businessman, Yassin al-Kadi - who has been designated by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union as a financier of al-Qaeda - Sarajevo weekly Slobodna Bosna (Free Bosnia) has reported, quoting local and foreign sources. Izetbegovic, a Muslim, who died in 2003, received 195,000 dollars in 1996 from al-Kadi, Slobodna Bosna alleges. Al-Kadi's bank accounts were frozen in 2001 by the United States authorities for money laundering and financing al-Qaeda.

The weekly said that Bosnian authorities obtained the information on this transaction from a British bank in the process of investigation of activities of al-Kadi’s humanitarian organisation, Mufavak, which was outlawed four years ago and which began operating in Bosnia under the name 'Blessed relief’.

Under the guise of humanitarian aid, Mufavak channelled 15-20 million dollars to various organisations, which at least three million dollars went straight into the bank accounts of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Slobodna Bosna said, quoting unnamed Saudi sources.

Izetbegovic led Bosnia to independence from the former Yugoslavia, and thousands of foreign fighters or 'mujahadeen' from Islamic countries came to Bosnia to fight on the side of local Muslims in bloody 1992-1995 civil war. The war effort was partly financed under the cover of 'humanitarian' organisations from Islamic countries, according to intelligence sources.

Many mujahadeen remained in Bosnia after the war, and some have been operating terrorist training camps and indoctrinating local youths with radical Islam, intelligence reports have claimed. The Bosnian authorities are currently reviewing the citizenship Izetbegovic’s government granted to 1,500 individuals from Islamic countries. So far, 50 people have been stripped of their Bosnian citenship as a result.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; aq; balkans; bosnia; bravosierra; goldenchain; rop; trop; wot

1 posted on 09/08/2006 11:36:27 AM PDT by joan
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2 posted on 09/08/2006 11:36:56 AM PDT by joan
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I wonder how many politicians and other elitists in the US are taking under-the-table money from the Arabs.

3 posted on 09/08/2006 11:48:38 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...
Ping! Here's the Wiki description of the Slobodna Bosna paper:

"Slobodna Bosna (English translation: Free Bosnia) is an investigative weekly newspaper based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is one of the few newspapers that sells in both the entity of Republika Srpska and the entity of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The frequent investigations of corruption have led politicians to target the editor-in-chief, Senad Avdiæ. This led to the Committee to Protect Journalists to petition the government to drop the charges of slander against him and to allow him to work without fear of persecution."

The editor is Muslim, so we have a Muslim journalist calling a Muslim leader "al Qaeda". Would wager heavily that it is true.

4 posted on 09/08/2006 12:03:58 PM PDT by Bokababe (
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And if you put this article together with the al Jazeera tape of the 9/11 bombers claiming that the US got hit on 9/11 as "revenge for Bosnia", then that means they are saying that 9/11 happened because the US didn't support al Qaeda quickly enough in Bosnia! Got that?

Yes, SE Mom you're right-- the perfect word is "unfreakinbelievable"

5 posted on 09/08/2006 12:22:49 PM PDT by Bokababe (
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The foreign Mujahadeen were pictured in Bosnia within a few months after the war started. They and weapons for the Muslims were pouring in, often under guise of charity. They ended up mostly in central Bosnia where there were a lot of Croats. Croats are really pissed off about that, though they had been happy to allow the transit through Croatia when they thought it was only going to harm the Serbs.

6 posted on 09/08/2006 12:27:46 PM PDT by joan
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I'm out of adjectives!

Thanks for the ping...

7 posted on 09/08/2006 12:27:58 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-prayers for the kidnapped Israeli Soldiers)
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To: Bokababe

Time to review the Bosnian War.

8 posted on 09/08/2006 12:36:12 PM PDT by Velveeta
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Slobodna Bosna has quite a distinguished record on taking on the islamists in bosnia.

They wrote at length on the "moderate" Srebrenica muslims being slaughtered by Oric's boys ( Oric wasn't an Islamist BUT his ambitions dovetailed very nicely with Izetbegovic's policies for most of the war ). They also publicised the fact that Oric received large quantities of gold from Sarajevo so that Srebrenica would fall in July 95.

Interestingly, they published interviews with muslim civilian members of the column who are CONVINCED that the 28th division deliberately led the CIVILIANS into VRS ambushes.

Yes, even the Dutch report admitted that Bin Laden met with Izetbegovich. They didn't get on. Bin Laden's a rich pampered arrogant shit and somehow managed to piss of the Sudanese and even the foaming at the mouthers Taliban. But they did agree that infidels are less than human.

GOOGLE "izetbegovic" and "TWRA"

His links with leaders of the TWO WTC terror attempts should leave no one in doubt as to what drives him.

The British Parliament was given the lowdown in 92.

9 posted on 09/08/2006 11:36:48 PM PDT by infidel_pride
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