A gunman who killed 49 people in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand is believed to be an admirer of Balkan nationalists and historical figures, and he played a song honouring Radovan Karadzic before opening fire.
Jasmin MujanovićThis report by @BalkanInsight confirms my commentary from last night re: the clear familiarity w/ Serb nationalist motifs, themes by the #Christchurch attacker. Worth unpacking in detail the influence & absorption of Bosnian Genocide by Western far-right.
Desetine hiljada ljudi ponovo je u Beogradu izašlo na ulice u okviru petih protesta protiv nasilja pod sloganom "Jedan od pet miliona".
Jasmin MujanovićRemarkable scenes in Belgrade tonight, weeks into a concerted mass civil society mobilization against the corruption & political violence of @avucic govt, aka the regional “EU front runner”. Protest as last defense of what remains of Serbian democracy.
Profesionalni fotograf Dženad Džino već je poznat široj javnosti po sjajnim fotografijama, posebno onim u kojim donosi prizore svoje rodne Jablanice. U novoj seriji fotografija donosi Jablanicu i taj dio Hercegovine na do sada neviđen način.
Na sjednici CIK-a razmatrani su između ostalog i slučajevi dodjele odnosno oduzimanja mandata Nine Bukejlović i Gorana Opsenice. Nina od Srpkinje postala Bošnjakinja, Goran od Hrvata postao Srbin. Različiti stavovi članova CIK-a. Pozadina političke...
Jasmin MujanovićBosnia's nationalists are so committed to "their people" (read: their own power & profit) that, when needed to fill posts, they happily swap identities. Hence, one Serb official is now a Bosniak, a former Croat is now a Serb. Ancient ethnic hatreds, eh?
Back when I was in high school in Sarajevo, my best friend was Zoka. We listened to the same bands, went to the same rock shows, found the same stupid things hilarious, played soccer together, skie…
Jasmin MujanovićThe singular @SashaHemon continues to be one of the most prescient and evocative writers on the contemporary threat of fascism in America & the democratic world. And all of it is rooted in his own lived experience of Bosnia’s slide towards war. Must read.
When Jews fled Spain during the Inquisition, they carried their language with them. Today, Ladino reflects the trajectories of the Sephardic Jewish diaspora, but can it survive?
Jasmin MujanovićLovely seeing this piece on #Bosnia’s Ladino community making the rounds today. These are the kinds of stories & experiences — integral to understanding BiH as a social space — that are habitually obscured by essentialist nationalist propaganda.
My family history tells me trying to create homogenous states is a recipe for disaster, says Koha Ditore editor in chief Agron Bajrami
Jasmin MujanovićA powerful, personal rebuke of the dangerous “land swap” fantasies of Vucic and Thaci by @AgronBajrami. It is, as even proponents acknowledge, a proposal for ethnic cleansing and thus a fundamental violation of human rights.
Centralna izborna komisija BiH održala je prvu konferenciju za medije na kojoj je saopćila prve podatke o izlaznosti na općim izborima.
Jasmin MujanovićIt’s officially voting day in Bosnia. As of 11AM local time, there has been a turnout of 11.41%. A low number for what is expected to be a low turnout election. I will be commenting throughout the day in this thread. Buckle in.
Kako trenutno izgleda distribucija odgovora na pitanje o izlasku birača na predstojeće opće izbore desiti će se pad odziva u usporedbi sa 2014., a pogotovo s izborima 2010. godine, rezultati su istraživanja koje je obavio Valicon, a ekskluzivno...
Jasmin MujanovićOpinion polls suggest turnout on Sunday for #Bosnia’s general elxns will be below 50% in the larger of the country’s two entities, the Federation. Hardly surprising but a further blow to Dayton-era democratic legitimacy all the same.
The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.
Jasmin MujanovićHere's, perversely, the problem w investigative journalism in midst democratic backsliding: POTUS implicated in nearly half billion dollar tax fraud scheme. Scandalous revelation w likely zero institutional response. Result: deepening crisis of legitimacy.
Objavom dokumenata o akciji „Ušće“, Nikola Špirić upozorio vojnog obavještajca Nenada Dubovca da prekine tajnu srbijansko-rusku akciju u BiH. Vrbovani saradnici majora Dubovca fotografisali kompanije namjenske industrije i Ambasadu SAD-a u Sarajevu
Jasmin MujanovićWhoa. Bosnian media reporting Nikola Spiric, now sanctioned by State Dept, directly intervened in '16 to prevent BiH security services from arresting Serbian intel operative working for Belgrade & Moscow, photographing BiH arms factories & US embassy.
Ramiz Tiro lost 33kg in camps run by Croat forces, where he was tortured and forced to serve on the front lines.
Jasmin MujanovićThe crimes against humanity committed in #Bosnia by the Belgrade-backed “Republika Srpska” forces are well known in the West. Virtually unknown are the campaigns of extermination & expulsion committed by the Zagreb-backed “Herceg-Bosna” authorities. Read
Jasmin MujanovićExtremely important to see this letter by 3 former High Reps in BiH addressed to @FedericaMog. 3 very different HRs speaking in one voice against proposed Kosovo/Serbia border swap & its effects on the region. Kudos to @paddyashdown for his initiative.
Jasmin MujanovićAnd before the usual suspects scream “context!?”, here’s the link to the segment, starting around the 17 min mark. Apparently this is all part of a neo-Ottoman ploy, orchestrated by Turkey, and will invoke also the Bulgarian Pomaks. This is Milosevic 2.0.
Senate warns Russian installation in southern Serbia is close to 4,000 members of NATO's peacekeeping force, including Americans, based in Kosovo
Jasmin MujanovićFor future reference tho, Vucic & Co. could just call up the Kremlin's "humanitarian center" in Nis and ask them how many Russian paramilitaries & spec ops are in Serbia and the region.
Refugees on the move through Bosnia-Herzegovina helped by locals who have known trauma
Jasmin MujanovićBosnia has not been spared its share of xenophobic sentiment re the recent wave of migrants & refugees. But BiH has handled itself better than states much larger & wealthier. Perhaps bc not too long ago, fully half its population was displaced too.
U.S. policy in the Balkans is taking an ominous direction. But there's still time to stop the drift.
Jasmin MujanovićThe Trump administration, in conjunction with mercenary GOP lobbyists, is dangerously muddying US policy & commitments in the Balkans, implicitly carrying water for the Kremlin in the process. Clarity urgently needed, I argue for WaPo’s @DemocracyPost.
Things are going from bad to potentially far worse in China's western region of Xinjiang.
Jasmin Mujanović.@cjcmichel has written some excellent primers on the situation in Xinjiang for @thinkprogress. It has all the makings of a slow-motion campaign of extermination — that has accelerated rapidly in the last few months.