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AKI Serbia: Wahabis spark mosque shooting incident

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  • sibercor2000
    The number of [Wahabists] has slowly but steadily been on the rise in Bosnia, in Muslim areas of Serbia such as Sandzak and Kosovo, as well as in some parts
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 6, 2006
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      "The number of [Wahabists] has slowly but steadily been on the rise in
      Bosnia, in Muslim areas of Serbia such as Sandzak and Kosovo, as well as in
      some parts of Montenegro"
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      http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Religion&loid=8.0.356779152&par=

      ADN KRONOS INTERNATIONAL (ITALY)

      SERBIA: WAHABIS SPARK MOSQUE SHOOTING INCIDENT

      Belgrade, 6 Nov. (AKI) - Wahhabi Muslim fundamentalists over the weekend
      provoked a shooting in a mosque in the southern Serbian city of Novi Pazar
      in which three people were wounded and two arrested. The incident took place
      late on Friday, when a group of Wahabists disrupted religious services in
      Novi Pazar's Arab-mosque, attacking a local imam and trying to impose their
      'pure' form of rites. The police said one of the faithful attending
      services, Habib Fijuljanin, 33, pulled out a gun and fired two warning shots
      in the ceiling. Another worshipper, Izet Fijuljanin, 37, then opened fire on
      three Wahabists in front of the mosque when they attacked him and started
      demolishing his car, police said.

      While accounts of the course of events varied, police said both Fijuljanins
      were detained, and there were traces of blood inside and outside the mosque.
      The police didn't release the names of the three wounded, believed to be
      Wahabists, but said charges were pressed against 16 individuals who took
      part in the incidents.

      Novi Pazar is cultural and business centre of the predominantly
      Muslim-populated Sandzak region, and has only in the past few years felt the
      presence of Wahabists. Sandzak mufti Muamer Zukorlic has said the numbers of
      Wahabists are still negligible, though incidents such as that in the mosque
      this weekend have been on rise.

      The wahhabist movement got a foothold in the Balkans during Bosnia's
      1992-1995 civil war when thousands mujahadeen or fighters from Muslim
      countries came to give military support to local Muslims. Hundreds have
      remained in the country, indoctrinating local youths with radical Islam.

      Wahabists can easily be recognised by their breeches and long beards, and
      their insistence that women wear a face veil. The number of their followers
      has slowly but steadily been on the rise in Bosnia, in Muslim areas of
      Serbia such as Sandzak and Kosovo, as well as in some parts of Montenegro.

      (Vpr/Aki)

      Nov-06-06 10:20
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