Radovan Karadzic defends 'holy war' against Islam

David Charter/The Australian/thanks to Gramfan

…and yet, he doesn’t even get the benefit of the doubt….

RADOVAN Karadzic showed yesterday that he will fight the charges of genocide he faces every step of the way, by insisting that the Bosnian Serbs fought a “just and holy” war to block the creation of an Islamic state.

In a belligerent opening statement, the former Bosnian Serb leader claimed that his forces had no choice but to fight the war of 1992-95 to “defend the greatness of a small nation” against a Muslim plot to revive the Ottoman Empire.

Dr Karadzic, 64, was frequently told to slow down so that interpreters could keep up with his four-hour, gabbled history of Bosnia and the conflict that claimed 100,000 lives. His trial, expected to run for three years, is the most important since that of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian President, which ended without a verdict when he died in 2006.

“I stand here before you not to defend the mere mortal that I am but to defend the greatness of a small nation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which for 500 years has had to suffer and has demonstrated a great deal of modesty and perseverence to survive in freedom,” Dr Karadzic said from the dock of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. “I will defend that nation of ours and their cause, which is just and holy, and in that way I will be able to defend myself too.”

He faces 11 war crimes charges, including two of genocide, for his alleged role as “supreme commander” overseeing the ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnian Muslims. The genocide charges relate to the 44-month siege of Sarajevo in which 10,000 people died, among them 8,000 Muslim men and boys massacred by Bosnian Serb forces in the UN safe haven of Srebrenica in 1995.

Dressed in a blue suit and red tie, Dr Karadzic set out his counter-attack with a diatribe against alleged Muslim plotters. “There were fundamentalist goals to change the destiny and appearance of the whole region,” he said. “Their aim was 100 per cent power, as it was in the Ottoman Empire.”

He insisted that the plan for a Muslim state was supported by “various actors”, including the United States and Germany. He quoted George Kenney, a former Yugoslav desk officer for the US State Department, urging Alija Izetbegovic, the Bosnian President, to block negotiations and “hold out for a unitary Bosnian state”.

Dr Karadzic concluded: “This kind of American intervention guaranteed severe war in Bosnia and the deaths of thousands of people.”

In an attempted reversal of the charges against him for leading the ethnic cleansing, he insisted that only the Serbs truly wanted a multi-ethnic nation. “The Serbs were claiming their own territories and that is not a crime,” he said. “It was never an intention, never any idea let alone a plan, to expel Muslims and Croats.”

The Times

9 thoughts on “Radovan Karadzic defends 'holy war' against Islam”

  1. He trained as a psychiatrist and also wrote poetry and children’s books.
    No doubt he saw how Muslims treated their children…training them in the use of RPG’s, bomb vests and AK47’s and said enough is enough.
    His decision to rid the country of Muslims was probably too extreme and perhaps it wasn’t intentional genocide but became a result after he witnessed the atrocities performed by the enemy Islamists.
    Not all Muslims are bad. It’s not the ethnic peoples themselves. Most people are kind, generous, ambitious, and wish to assimilate in their new culture. The enemy is the ideology of Islam itself.
    If a person is a truly devout Muslim then he is a threat to the society and culture he has come into because he refuses to accept their ways. His was is the only way because Mohammad said so.
    Karadzic is guilty of not being able to identify the differences between those Muslims who would love to break away from Islam and become apostates and those who wanted to take over and revise the Ottoman empire. He took on the role of Ethnic cleanser. For that crime he may be found guilty. Adolf Hitler used Muslims Serbs and Croats to cleanse Jews and Christians from their lands. But those same Handszar Waffen SS criminals, along with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, escaped capture and helped empower what we now face today…The Islamic Brotherhood.
    It’s sad that they weren’t tried when the other Nazis were at the Hague.
    But, alas, those are the mistakes of history.
    If Radovan Karadzic is found guilty and hanged, they may find out later that all that he was doing was nothing compared to what we now face with the threat of an Islamic caliphate. It may go down as another mistake in history.

  2. Irrespective of the accusations leveled against him, I love this guy! It is unfortunate that he showed up on the world scene at the wrong time in the right place. One day, Europe will lament Radovan Karadzic and will give rise to 1000 Karadzics

    One thing for sure, they WILL find him guilty, but he won’t be hanged. The UN abolished the death penalty, remember!

  3. Almost a lone voice in the wilderness..at least the Serbs had the balls to fight ..probably because they have been down this road before.

  4. Amazing – up to 10 years ago he was still a Criminal, Period. Today this Thing about the Islami-sti-fication of his Country arises …, and if it really was so, then I understand he found it unbearable. Remember Islamic Countries have their own Declaration of Human Rights in Islam – Cairo, 1990 – while the Rest of the World has the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – United Nations, 1948 -, where the former, based on Islamic Law/Shari’a, is against the latter. Islam is racist, discriminating and sexist, and it is a Totalitarianism – recognizing this Fact will represent a complete turning Point for The West/Westerners.

  5. Isn’t it ironic that all this is happening in the country where Theo Van Gogh was murdered, and where Geert Wilders has to have an armed guard in his own country. Its a foretaste, just the whisper of a taste of the full flavour of what the Serbs had to endure under the whip of the Ottoman for 500 years.

  6. DP111, yes, it was a foretaste of what is to come in Europe unless the god of multiculturalism is overthrown.

  7. The world is going to need many more men like Radovan before long to rid this world of this growing epidemic of vermin, called muslims. They are vermin of the worst kind. They pollute everything they come into contact with. They are worse than lice, mice and cockroaches combined. They breed faster than flies and rabbits put together. Time to get rid of them forever and use their koran as good old toilet paper.

  8. Did he see what the naive people of the West are not seeing?
    If he had shown up now, what would the rest of Europe have said, what would the USA have done, now that 9/11 has happened.
    But how do you solve this problem?
    You just can’t start at once killing people like that. Neighbors you never had a problem with.
    But do we want our nations to become an Islam Nation. Hell NO.
    So, what is the answer.
    The Moslim Brotherhood. I do not trust them.
    But I heard from a friend who’s niece trhough marriage became a moslima adn they are involved with the moslim brotherhood, but they are so ignorant that they say, they have nothing to do with Islam from the Middle East. Dream on idiots. That’s how they get suckered in.
    Ignorance a big Evil.
    Religion is Evil too. The Bible and the KOran are full of evil deeds.

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