February 06, 2015

The President of Milorad Dodik, stated that the displaying of the Islamic State flag in Gornja Maoca did not come as a surprise, bearing in mind that over 350 persons from BiH are members of this radical organization.

Namely, Isis flags were pictured Wednesday on houses in Gornja Maoca, a small secluded town in BiH populated by members of the Wahhabi movement, a strict branch of Sunni Islam. Images showed black flags – similar to those of the Islamic State (IS) group – flying from several homes in the village, and symbols painted on a wood shed.

BiH is a member of international coalition for fight against radicalism of all kinds, stated Dodik and noted that the spreading of ideas of the Islamic State  is very dangerous and disturbing, hence this problem must be dealt with immediately.

The Bosnia’s Muslim community has condemned those leaving to fight for jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

The country passed a law last April introducing prison terms of up to 10 years for convicted Islamist radicals and their recruiters.