by Nicholas Christopher Panos (2015)

El Mujahed Brigade/Battalion introduced the puritanical Saudi form of Islam (Wahhabi Salafism) into Bosnia during the 1992-1995 War that broke apart the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Yugoslavia). …Among these mujahedeen were:
  • mainly of Arab volunteers;
  • Algerian named Abu Al-Ma'ali (aka 'Abd Al-Qader Mukhtari, a member of the Algerian jihad organization GIA) ,
  • Sheikh Anwar Sha'ban, founder of the Islamic Culture Center in Milan (he was foolishly granted ‘political asylum’ in Italy), a senior member of the Egyptian Al-Gama'a Al-Islamiyya
  • Khalid Mohammed, mastermind of the terrorist attacks on the United States of America on September 11, 2011, and
  • two of the terrorists who carried out the attack using American Airlines Flight 77 : Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar. (See The 9/11 Commission Report: Final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States; p145-147, p155, p488)…
  • Khalid Mohammed confessed to masterminding the September 11 attacks, the Richard Reid shoe bombing attempt to blow up an airliner, the Bali nightclub bombing in Indonesia, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the murder of Daniel Pearl, and various foiled attacks, as well as numerous other crimes (see article Ali Soufan and Daniel Freedman, The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda, 2011)
Funding for violent Wahhabi extremism came from the Saudi High Commission for Bosnia (established by Saudi Prince Selman Abdul-Aziz in 1993 and carried on by Adnan Buzar from Vienna). … KSA established a network of madrasas headed by Al-Mujahid ideologue Sheikh Hafez 'Imad Al-Masriand Jusuf Barčić and their backers like Palestinian businessman Ahmad Shehadeh (the brother of Salah Shehadeh, founder of Hamas' military wing), who lives in Bosnia. Shehadeh studied medicine in Belgrade in the 1980s, and during the war, he established the Bosnian office of the Saudi-based International Islamic Relief Organization After Jusuf Barčić died, the Salafi leadership in Bosnia passed to Sheikh Nusret Imamović and his brother Eldin Imamovic- (the brothers were implicated in the terror attacks in Bugojno in 2010 and on US Embassy in Sarajevo by Mevlid Jasarevic ) …
The (Wahhabi Salafi) center is the “ISIS” village of Gornja Maoča, dominated by a group that follows the teachings of the Salafi-jihadi movement and ofSheikh Abu Muhammad Al-Maqdisi (their leader Nusret Imamovićjoined ISIS and was believed killed in 2013)- The Bosnian Wahhabi Salafi’s wield influence in the Bosnian diaspora throughout Western Europe. A review of videos featuring Bilal Bosnić and Idriz Bilbani shows that they have lectured in Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and other countries. - See more at Article 

….The aim is to create an ISIS type society based on strict Sharia at odds with the Islamska Zajednica (IZ), the centuries-old and legally recognized Bosnian Islamic Community Onder Cetin, “Mujahidin in Bosnia: From Ally to Challenger,” ISIM Newsletter 21(2008):14-15. The Bosnian Wahhabi’s are controlled by BosnianMuhamed Fadil Porča   is the head of the hard-line Al-Tawhid Mosque in Vienna, Austria (co-ordinator of Islamic Youth Europe).It is the same Mosque that Toulouse terrorist Muhammad Merah frequented whilst being radicalized)  …He is assisted by Safet Kuduzović and Nusret Imamović who uses the Studio-din portal ( ), Salafi  Wahhabi as a missionary portal. See too Kelimetul Haqq, also based in Vienna headed byNedžad Balkan, aka Ebu Muhammad, who is the imam of the Al-Sahaba mosque in Vienna.
“if a person or a number of people were to petition the country of Saudi Arabia, they would receive funds or grants if they promise that a Masjid or Madrassah would be built - to teach the Wahabi curriculum. Or if a magazine would begin to circulate then, it too would receive funds to propagate the Wahhabi beliefs. It is in this way, and by currently owning large, well equipped publishing houses, that the Wahhabis have been able to mass distribute and mass circulate misinformation about the Ahle As Sunnah Wal Jammat and propagate their own beliefs passing them under the guise of “Salafi” Islam.” See ‘Wahhabi & Salafi' 
[The Wahhabi overthrow of Bosnian institutions has been most evident in educational and religious institutions.] Approximately 50% of indigenous Bosnian Muslim religious teachers each year are earning degrees from the faculties at Zenica and Bihac, schools closely associated with KSA and Salafi-Wahhabism. [There is only one other Islamic seminary in Bosnia and that is the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Sarajevo which cannot produce Islamic teachers at the rate the petro-dollar funded seminaries can].
“These Salafi communities, such as those in the area of BihaćMaoca andBocinja, have decided to isolate themselves from official mesdžids and tears apart of the Bosnian Islamic community , embracing the concept of hijra, or emigration, to be a part of the jahilia, the corruption, the dark period before Muhammad spread their message.”  See  Wahhabism at the Doorsteps of Europeby Juan Carlos Antunez 
These inroads are potentially problematic since the teachers have the potential to propagate the Hanbali tradition of Salafi-Wahhabism in direct competition with the traditional Hanafi, Ottoman-era Islam of Bosnia….Pedagogical universities have been built by Saudi funds, are staffed by Saudi educated professors, are currently translating Wahhabi books into Bosnian, and they are graduating teachers at a high rate relative to Bosnia’s traditional Hanafi pedagogical university….
At least 10% of Bosnian mosques and physical religious structures that are part of the IZ Waqf have received support from Saudi Arabia, though the Saudi government puts the number closer to 24% of the pre-1992-1995 war total. Saudi money has also built mosques that exist entirely outside the purview of the IZ Waqf such as the 5,000-person King Faud Mosque in Sarajevo whose ImamNezim Halilovic, is , obsessed by destruction of Serbs .
A reported 17 Salafi-Wahhabi villages now exist, also outside the 131 bounds of the IZ Waqf. In these extreme cases, mutavellis outside the IZ are administering Waqf and presumably collecting Zakat during the Eid season. Violent and extreme Islamism has been growing in Bosnia since the end of the war under the of influence of the Salafists and Wahhabis noted for their fundamentalism and their inability and/or refusal to adapt to modernity(and their) systematic proximity between (Wahhabi Salafi) educational systems, places of worship and social actions financially supported by the Salafis and Wahhabis and a series of violent organisations and sometimes clearly engaged in terrorist activity” See too: European Parliament Study in 2013 SALAFIST/WAHHABITE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TOEDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
The overwhelming majority of Bosnian citizens show an inclination towards European cosmopolitan modernity while an extreme minority exhibit attachments to the Salafi-Wahhabi conception of Tawhid…a strongly missionary faith, backed by petrochemical dollars and a near medieval outlook, Salafi-Wahhabi Islamism.” 
Athos 2015
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"Isis produced a new recruitment video this month, targeting the Balkans region and Bosnia and Herzegovina in particular. The 20-minute film, entitled Honour is in Jihad, features several Bosnian Isis fighters exhorting their fellow countrymen to join the battle in Syria or carry out opportunistic attacks on perceived enemies of Islam at home.
“If you can, put explosives under the cars, in their houses, all over them. If you can, take poison and put it in their drink or food. Make them die, make them die of poisoning, kill them wherever you are. In Bosnia, in Serbia, in Sandzak [a region in south-west Serbia]. You can do it,” one of the Bosnians, identified by a pseudonym, Salahuddin al-Bosni, implores the audience in Bosnian.
Returning foreign fighters pose a direct threat not only to the security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the region
newly published report on jihadism found: “Returning foreign fighters from Syria and Iraq – battle-hardened, skilled in handling arms and explosives, and ideologically radicalised – pose a direct threat not only to the security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also of the region and beyond.” The Guardian Article