RTS Two persons detained for inciting public disorder in Novi Pazar
Radio Television Serbia, Belgrade
Saturday, November 4, 2006 13:48
TWO PERSONS DETAINED FOR INCITING PUBLIC DISORDER IN NOVI PAZAR
Izet Fijuljanin (37) was detained on suspicion of committing the crimes of
attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms, while Habib Fijuljanin
(33) was detained on suspicion of committing the crime of causing public
danger and illegal possession of firearms, advised the Novi Pazar police.
Police said in a written statement that criminal charges have also
been brought against 16 persons who took part on Friday in a public
disturbance in Novi Pazar, and that they have been detained by criminal
courts with the request to initiate criminal proceedings.
On Friday Izet Fijuljanin stopped his vehicle in Prvomajska Street in
immediate proximity to the Arap Mosque, where a group of Wahabis was
present. Ismail Gicic, Jasmin and Erhan Smailovic approached the vehicle and
began to strike it with a wooden pole and with their feet.
Izet then fired multiple shots in their direction, the statement says.
Two hours earlier in the Arap Mosque, during religious services, "a verbal
and physical attack on the mosque imam and a public disturbance occurred
initiated by the Wahabis who were present; at that time, Habib Fijuljanin,
who was present among the faithful, shot two bullets from a gun into the
ceiling," the statement says.
In the Arap Mosque during prayers radical Islamists belonging to the
Wahabi school physically attacked the imam and muezzin of the Arap Mosque in
order to impose their own rituals for religious service, resulting in the
injury of several of the faithful who attempted to protect the religious
Wahabis are considered to be Islamic extremists and can be recognized
by their long beards and pants with shortened legs. Some ten of them
interrupted a concert by the group Balkanika in the center of Novi Pazar in