December 4, 1996 |
Bosnian Muslims produced chemical weapons during the 3 1/2-year Bosnian war but stopped making them early this year after the fighting ended, Jane's Intelligence Review reports. In the January issue of the Review, a Bosnian Muslim journalist writing under the pseudonym Enis Dzanic said Muslims produced 120-millimeter chlorine-filled mortar rounds in the city of Tuzla, now headquarters for U.S. peacekeeping troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
October 2, 1993
"The Eyes of Bosnia," an award-winning documentary about Bosnian Muslims, will have its first Los Angeles screening Tuesday at the DGA Theater in Hollywood. Women in Film International arranged the screening. Two screenings will be held, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Information: (213) 668-0987
December 20, 2002 |
Bosnian Muslims who lost loved ones in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of more than 7,000 men and boys by Serb forces have asked the United Nations for compensation for failing to protect them. A team of Bosnian lawyers said they had filed a compensation request with the U.N. secretary-general. Lightly armed Dutch U.N. peacekeepers had been assigned to protect civilians in Srebrenica in July 1995, but Bosnian Serb forces overran the enclave.
December 14, 1994 |
A summit of the 52-member Organization of the Islamic Conference opened with appeals for Muslims to change their image, work against extremists and rescue the Bosnian Muslims. At the opening session in King Hassan II's Moorish palace in Casablanca, two influential heads of state--Hassan and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak--lamented the damage to Islam's reputation done by intolerant militants.
April 16, 1993 |
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has reignited the international debate about how best to bring peace to the Balkans with her withering attack on Western nations for failing to support Bosnia-Herzegovina's Muslims. Baroness Thatcher this week accused Prime Minister John Major and his government of lacking resolve, as she widened her campaign urging support for Bosnia's Muslims in their struggle against the attacking Serbs.
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May 13, 1993
Walter Russell Mead writes, "Let's be honest: Most Europeans and Americans agree ethnic cleansing is a tragedy, but somehow life goes on" (Opinion, May 9). Whose life is he talking about? Surely not those of the Bosnian Muslims who have suffered such devastating losses. Their lives have been shattered and many of them have no future; that is, they have no future free of torment and nightmares. But he is right. Our lives will go on. All we have to do is change a channel, disregard our newspapers and ignore the unpleasantness so it does not intrude into our lives.
January 22, 1994
I am very disappointed that television has sunk so low that it can take the horror going on in Bosnia and blithely turn it into sitcom humor. Apparently the plight of the Bosnian Muslims is of so little consequence that their pain and misery can be trivialized and exploited with impunity. Let's make a switch here: Instead of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's" Hilary Banks, in pursuit of a news anchorwoman job, uttering, "Now who's this Bosnia guy?" (as she did in the Jan. 10 episode)
September 7, 1994 |
More than 2,000 Bosnian Muslims were driven from their homes by ethnic Serbs in the worst two-day episode of "ethnic cleansing" in recent months, U.N. officials said Tuesday. The forcible expulsions raised to 5,580 the number of Muslims who have fled the Banja Luka and Bijeljina regions of north-central and northeastern Bosnia-Herzegovina since mid-July, said Christiane Berthiaume, a spokeswoman in Geneva for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. Refugees have told U.N.
May 20, 1994 |
Bosnian Muslims pressed their assaults on Serbs on several fronts Thursday, and an exasperated Britain joined France in threatening to pull out its peacekeepers unless there is progress toward peace. The warning was directed at all warring parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but seemed mostly aimed at pressuring the Muslim-led government to show flexibility in peace negotiations.
September 5, 1993 |
American diplomats, refining their support of Muslim-led Bosnia's demand for more territory, pressed Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic on Saturday to return to peace negotiations that would divide Bosnia-Herzegovina into ethnic territories. The U.S.