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Bosnian Muslims and Itzebekovics backed by Saudi King Fahd and Wahhabists- false"moderates" are "white Al Qaeda"

June 27, 2007

MIM: This information provided by King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz regarding their attempts to turn Bosnia into an Islamic state and help for Alia Izetbekovics proves that the Bosnians are not "moderate" Western Muslims as they and their supporters falsely portray them to be but radical Islamists who pose one of the greatest threats because they blend in as members of the " white Al Qaeda".



In the spring of 1992, the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina held a referendum on independence. The result of the referendum (which the Bosnian Serbs decided to boycott) was a majority in favor of independence. Alarmed at the prospect of formal separation from Serbia and hostile to an independent State headed by Bosnian Muslims, Bosnian Serbs, supported and encouraged by Serbia itself, embarked on a civil war aimed at fragmenting the country and joining the regions of Bosnia where Serbs were in control to Serbia. Despite international recognition of the independence of Bosnia-Herzegovina in April 1992, the Bosnian Serbs seized control of 70% of the country and embarked on a program of murder, terror and expulsion of Bosnian Muslims.

As the civil strife gathered momentum King Fahd recognized sooner than most the plight of the Bosnian Muslims and the dreadful seriousness with which the Serbs intended to pursue their program of ethnic cleansing. He immediately condemned Serbian aggression, alerting the international community to the scale of Serbian atrocities and called for international action to end the suffering of the Bosnian Muslims. He met with the Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic and, in December 1992, hosted an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) to focus on the plight of the Muslims in Bosnia. At an OIC meeting in July 1993, seven OIC Member States committed themselves to provide 17,000 troops to serve in the United Nations Protection Force in the former Yugoslavia. These meetings marked the start of a concerted effort by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to use every diplomatic channel available to resolve the conflict in Bosnia. As part of this process, King Fahd held regular meetings with President Izetbegovic to coordinate both diplomatic and aid efforts.

To provide direct relief for the Bosnian Muslims, the Government of Saudi Arabia immediately launched a sustained aid effort, supplemented by private donations from the Saudi population. (In May 1992 the Supreme Committee for the Collection of Donations for the Muslims of Bosnia, headed by Prince Salman, the Governor of Riyadh, was set up in the Kingdom as the channel for private donations.) This aid effort demanded a major distribution system which the Kingdom provided by establishing fourteen offices in Bosnian cities and towns and supplying aid, through these offices, by air and sea.

While the crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina was at its height and while the attention of the world's media was focused on the plight of the Bosnian Muslims, many countries provided aid. Saudi Arabia's aid continued long after the camera crews had left. At King Fahd's direction, refugee camps were set up to cater for those made homeless by the Serbs; medical services were provided through Saudi-financed clinics; water supplies were restored; schools established; Mosques restored; houses built. The Kingdom financed the care of some 7,000 orphans. The list of aid activities is long. Simply to relieve the suffering of the Bosnian Muslims in the period of "ethnic cleansing" (i.e. excluding aid for reconstruction after the violence ended), Saudi Arabia provided approximately $450 million in aid. King Fahd himself gave more than $100 million.

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