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Counterterrorism expert Dzevad Galijasevic told Srna on Monday that the Islamic Community cannot abolish 64 paradzemats in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that state-level institutions need to become much more involved in the process.
“Imams cannot abolish paradzemats and resolve the problem of terrorist threats. That is the job of security agencies since out of 64 paradzemats, 45 are the main security problem,” said Galijasevic.
He emphasised that financing of paradzemats in BiH has to be prevented.
“Complex financial operations are used to finance terrorist activities. No such operation has been halted so far, and that is unacceptable,” he said.
Paradzemats perform complex combat training and recruit people for wars in other countries.
“This problem has to be resolved by the security agencies at the BiH state level. The Intelligence and Security Agency and State Investigation and Protection Agency have to stop working for the Turkish Intelligence Agency and obeying the orders of the party of Democratic Action leader Bakir Izetbegovic,” said Galijasevic.
The deadline for the abolition of paradzemats in BiH has expired but they still operate without any impediments, he said.
The leadership of the Islamic Community (Rijaset) in BiH obliged, on an earlier occasion, the muftis and imams to point to the organisers of paradzemats to the harmful effects of their operations and stop organising any religious activities by the end of February at the latest.
The biggest number of paradzemats can be found in the area of Sarajevo, while the most active ones are in Zenica, Tuzla and Bihac.