Balkans: January 20, 2004


: Al Qaeda continues to show up in Bosnia. A Bosnian government official issued a statement asserting that Al Qaeda is looking for young Bosniak Muslims to enlist in a so-called white Al Qaeda. Heres the telling quote, as reported by western sources from a Bosnian Serb newspaper: "Reports by international intelligence services saying that future terrorists will be blue-eyed and blond indicate that Al Qaeda is recruiting in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Kosovo. This is why the authorities should prevent radical Islamists from paying young and poor men to go to battlefields and to die there." The recruiting is allegedly done by non-governmental aid organizations funded by Islamists.


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