PREZIVJELE ZRTVE GENOCIDA ZAHTIJEVAJU DA REIS-UL-ULEMA MUSTAFA CERIC NE KLANJA DZENAZU
2. SURVIVORS OF GENOCIDE IN SREBRENICA DEMAND THAT GRAND MUFTI MUSTAFA CERIC
SHOULD NOT LEAD THE FUNERAL (THE JANAZAH ) PRAYER FOR VICTIMS OF GENOCIDE
On May 13, 2010, at the meeting of the Organizing Board for Commemoration of
the 15th Anniversary of Genocide in Srebrenica scheduled for July 11, 2010,
Mr. Hakija Meholjic, a survivor of the Genocide, submitted a request to the
Organizing Board that Mustafa Ceric, the Grand Mufti (reis-ul-ulema) of
Bosnia-Herzegovina, should not lead the Janazah prayer for the remains of
the victims of genocide. The burial of the remains of the victims of
genocide at Memorial Center in Potocari, Srebrenica takes place every year
on July 11th as an integral part of the Commemoration of the victims of the
Genocide in Srebrenica.
Mr. Meholjic was resolute in his decision that he would not allow that a man
whose name is on a list of documented collaborators of the Secret Service
(Kontra-obavjestajna sluzba, KOS) of Yugoslavian Peoples Army (JNA), which
was instrumental in the genocide in Srebrenica, to lead the Janazah prayer
for his brother and father.
Media and representatives of several associations of the victims of genocide
were present at the meeting of the Organizing Board on May 13, 2010. Mr.
Meholjic, a survivor of the genocide himself, needs to bury remains of his
father Husejn Meholjic and remains of his brother Sakib Meholjic on July 11,
2010. An evidence of horror to which the victims of genocide were put
through is the fact that most of the bones of his father are missing; head
is missing, chest bones are missing, one arm is missing, and feet bones are
missing. The bones were collected from several "mass graves" (ditches) in
which dismembered bodies of victims were dumped and covered by dirt.
Representatives of the Association of Mothers of Srebrenica and Podrinje
gave their full support to the request of Mr. Meholjic that Mustafa Ceric,
the Grand Mufti (reis-ul-ulema) of Bosnia-Herzegovina should not lead the
Janazah prayer to the victims of genocide. They extended the request to all
imams of the Islamic Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina whose
collaboration with the Secret Service (Kontra-obavjestajna sluzba, KOS) of
Yugoslavian Peoples Army (JNA) was documented.
The International Court of Justice, on February 26, 2007, in its legally
binding judgment in the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and
Montenegro "Finds that Serbia has violated the obligation to prevent
genocide, under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime
of Genocide, in respect of the genocide that occurred in Srebrenica in July
1995." The Court ruled that genocide in Srebrenica was committed by the
government and institutions of "Republika Srpska" and specifically the Army
(VRS) and Police (MUP) of "Republika Srpska" and that Serbia had an
obligation to prevent the genocide.
In 1992, the Security Council of the United Nations adopted Resolutions 752
and 757 which designated rump Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and
Yugoslavian Peoples Army (JNA) as aggressors on Republic Bosnia and
Herzegovina. Based on these resolutions, Serbia and Montenegro were punished
by severe economic embargo and finally they lost their membership in the
Therefore, any imam who was agent of secret services associated with Serbia
and Yugoslavian Peoples Army is responsible for the genocide in Srebrenica.
Recently, Internet site JAVNO: http://www.javno.ba/javno-teme/javno-na-javno-ba-novinari-udbasi.html came
into possession of files with names and responsibilities of many civilian
secret agents of the National Security Agency (Uprava drzavne bezbjednosti -
UDB-a) under control of Serbia, a sister organization with the Secret
Service (Kontra-obavjestajna sluzba, KOS) of Yugoslavian Peoples Army (JNA)
with the same goal of creation of Greater Serbia. A name of Mustafa Ceric
was on UDB list with code name "Vezir". Names of a number of imams who are
today members of Islamic Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, including
copies of documents for each imam with description of activities and
responsibilities as UDB-a agents are collected in a book entitled "Guardians
of Yugoslavia - Collaborators of UDB-a in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Muslims,"
Ivan Beslic, Posusje, Bosna i Hercegovina, 2003 (Original title: CUVARI
JUGOSLAVIJE - SURADNICI UDBE U BOSNI I HERCEGOVINI - MUSLIMANI)
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