Christian Terrorism: The Bosnian Genocide

by Ben Hoffman

Right-wingers have been expressing their hatred of Muslims since right-wing propaganda outlets got them riled up over plans to build a Muslim community center near Ground Zero in N.Y. Right-wingers are a gullible bunch. They’ve been convinced that spending money on our infrastructure is a bad thing, that trying to make health care more accessible is a bad thing, and that regulating the banks that brought down our economy is a bad thing. They’ll believe almost anything if it gives them another reason to hate.

The most vocal of the haters are almost always religious Christians. They make excuses for things like the Spanish Inquisition and other massacres saying those were before the Christian church was reformed. Apparently it wasn’t much of a reform. We had Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh murder 168 people. We’ve had Christian terrorists attack abortion doctors. And of course, the KKK.

One of the most brutal acts of Christian terrorism is often overlooked. That is the Bosnian Genocide, which refers to the attempted annihilation of Muslims by Christian Serbs in former Yugoslavia from about 1992-1995.

On July 1995, Bosnian Serbs killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys, as well as the ethnic cleansing of another 25,000–30,000 refugees, in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina in what is now referred to as the Srebrenica massacre.

The Srebrenica massacre is the largest mass murder in Europe since World War II. In 2004, in a unanimous ruling on the “Prosecutor v. Krstić” case, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), located in The Hague, ruled that the massacre of the enclave’s male inhabitants, accompanied by the forcible transfer of all of the women, children and elderly, constituted a crime of genocide. Theodor Meron, the presiding judge, stated:

By seeking to eliminate a part of the Bosnian Muslims, the Bosnian Serb forces committed genocide. They targeted for extinction the 40,000 Bosnian Muslims living in Srebrenica, a group which was emblematic of the Bosnian Muslims in general. They stripped all the male Muslim prisoners, military and civilian, elderly and young, of their personal belongings and identification, and deliberately and methodically killed them solely on the basis of their identity.

In February 2007 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concurred with the ICTY judgement that the atrocities committed at Srebrenica constituted a genocide, stating:

The Court concludes that the acts committed at Srebrenica falling within Article II (a) and (b) of the Convention were committed with the specific intent to destroy in part the group of the Muslims of Bosnia and Herzegovina as such; and accordingly that these were acts of genocide, committed by members of the VRS in and around Srebrenica from about 13 July 1995.

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Serb forces committed several major massacres during 1995 : the first Markale massacre, Tuzla massacre (on May 25), the second Markale massacre and the Srebrenica massacre.

After the second Markale massacre, NATO responded by opening wide air strikes against Bosnian Serb infrastructure and units in September.

At that point, the international community pressured Milošević, Tuđman and Izetbegović to the negotiation table and finally the war ended with the Dayton Peace Agreement signed on November 21, 1995. The final version of the peace agreement was signed December 14, 1995 in Paris.

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Of course, right-wingers have spun all the facts on the U.S. involvement in the Bosnian conflict because, 1) it was an act by a Democratic president, and 2) because the criminals were Christians and the victims were Muslims. Had we intervened sooner, many more lives could have been saved. But at least we did intervene and the region has been peaceful since that time. It was one of America’s more successful foreign interventions.

21 Responses to “Christian Terrorism: The Bosnian Genocide”

  1. I have been extremely disappointed that the self-professed leaders of Christ’s Church have been turning such a blind eye to the obvious evil lies surrounding September 11, 2001. I had been publicly loosing my faith via an “Open Letter to Dr. James Dobson” because the Christian Leaders seemed to be ignoring the call of Psalm 94:16-20. God works in mysterious ways because look what he sent to my FaceBook Wall the other day! Thank you Marisela, and most importantly, Thank God for speaking through Strong Christians like Marisela who are so well spoken and entrenched in the Word of God!!!

    Maybe God will convict you to forward this link to everyone of your contacts?

    Daniel Edd Bland III

  2. First I’d like to say I am from srebrenica and may my neighbours, friends and family get the deserved heaven they were destined for. It is tragic to think just how many lives were taken away by as horrific as genocide and war. Humanity is disgusting, just how they think is horrible! What used to be a simple horse and sword has turned into a brutal battle with planes and chemical bombs. May all those (not Bosnian Serbs, they do not deserve to be called such. They betrayed the beautiful yugoslavia’s pride.) Serbian barbarians suffer! You all may think I’m bias because I am Bosnian. You could be right. I don’t know, but what I do know is that the coward Alija Izetbegovic gave away BiH, essepicialy eastern Bosnia. I don’t know why, I am guessing money? Naser Oric, a legend like no other (no he did not murder those Serbs as you might here when you search him. He was too busy protecting our homes from tank fire. No one in history could do what he did. A army of around 30 people to start with maybe 12 guns to defeat and threaten a giant army of maybe 10,000 . They only had 12 guns because they were asked to surrender there weapons and because Alija wasn’t willing to help!)


    • I agree with Jeff, Steffen and Anon that this overtly biased author denounces hate and then spews it out against Christians and Conservatives. Typical leftist/democunt thought process is to preach against intolerance but all the while being steadfastly intolerant of others with different religious and political values. The author, Ben Hoffman, just so happens to be Jewish. He hates Christians and Conservatives so much that he’s willing to align himself with Muslims. But his actions are purely hypocritical because his rantings and prejudiced hate speech against Christian conservatives is no different than the hatred the Bosnian Serbs expressed against the Bosnian Muslims.

      Fact is that the U.S. and NATO have double standards. The U.S. should have stayed out of Bosnia and let things take their course just like they’ve done with all the African tribal slaughter that’s gone on for years and years with no thought of intervention. However, the Pres. Clinton wanted to come to the rescue of these Bosnian Muslims simply for its propaganda value to (1) help the U.S. and NATO create a more favorable image to A-rab muslims, and (2) to divert attention away from the Lewinski internship for blow-jobs scandal.

      We should have stayed out of it and let the Bosnian and Serb Christians rid their lands of the evil muslim menace that was threatening to destroy their centuries old culture.

      • Yes, because when we point out the genocide Christians did on Muslims, the biggest mass murders since ww2, we ate bigots. Jesus was such a stupid cunt that reflects on his followers. Jesus never even existed anyway. What the Christina’s did in Bosnia makes the other days Paris attacks seem like a birthday cake.

    • Christians like you need to be put in a special place so as not to hurt anyone.

  4. I read the first two lines in the hope of an objective article on the subject. Clearly this was a naïve hope and I didn’t bother with continuing. The animosity of the author towards everyone “right-wing”, the description of “their hatred of Muslims”, should make it obvious that he is partisan, and very much so.

    • Here…here. I thought the exact same thing. That said, facts are facts, sides are sides. What’s odd is that so few Christians were able to slaughter so many Muslims.

  5. According to a Dutch intelligence report on Bosnia, in the early 1990s Pentagon intelligence worked with the Saudis and Iranians to bring weapons and mujahedeen terrorists the ‘Afghan Arabs’ – into Bosnia to indoctrinate and lead Alija Izetbegovic’s Muslim extremists in committing genocide upon the Christian Bosnian Serbs.

    New York Times White Washed Thugs Bill Clinton & General Wesley Clark In Bosnian War Crimes!
    The same terrorists had been used against the pro-Soviet side in Afghanistan. Once again the media lied, claiming the Bosnian Serbs were fighting to destroy the Bosnian Muslims (i.e., genocide) when they were in fact defending their communities from the mujahedeen, and were allied with a large group of moderate Muslims.

  6. Sorry, but Timothy Mcveigh was an agnostic and the KKK aren’t true Christians. But good try though on trying to stir up hatred towards Christians. Not all Christians are terrorists, but the ones that are, aren’t true Christians. It’s a sad thing that happened in Bosnia, but I doubt those people were true Christians.

  7. Jeff DelValle, you are an immoral, Christian, Troll. You and those like you, are what is wrong about America. You are an uneducated, shameful, embarrassment. You jump on your high horse spewing hate and venom. I know you are uneducated, as an educated man would use logical reasoning, intelligence, and respect, to debate a subject, not , (all capital letters, mind you,) use name calling and the asking of (your) God blessings of destruction, genocide, and murder, of everyone not like you. You say you’ve seen, with your own eyes, Christians murdered at teh (the spelling of this word, Jeffrey, is the) hands of Muslims. Well I’m calling bullshit. I’m going to get the only Murders of Christians by Muslims is sitting on your couch that folds out into a bed, a “cold one” in one hand, the other hand down the front of your shorts, watching some right-wing-nutjob, story on your local Fox News.
    So Jeffrey, I’m going to educate you, with FACTS. I’ll go really slow, so you will understand. FACT: Christians have murdered over 250 million non Christians and Christians over the past 2000 years, in the name of your almighty God. The Inquisition, the Witchhunts, WWII German Nazis (yes, the Nazi party and Hitler were Christians), the German “Final Solution”, the Bosnian Genocide, and those are only a small number of the atrocities committed in the name of “God”.
    For the others, no, Timothy McVeigh was NOT Agnostic, he was a devout Pentecostal.
    The Christian Apologist, the KKK are “real Christians”. The members of the KKK are mostly Evangelical Christians. I understand it must be horribly embarrassing to have to claim them as Christian, but yes, they are Christians.
    To aneye4truth, I am so sorry, for the. Atrocities you have experienced. I mourn with you, for the loss of those you loved and the home you had to leave.

  8. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading
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  9. These weren’t the raghead dirty pig coward Muslims that need to be exterminated. But you lefties leave out facts which of course is your kryptonite.

  10. I think you should check out this link, it seems pretty related to what you’re talking about in this article. – I started searching for “Christian Terrorism” after I came across the post and found your article here. Maybe you can investigate it and do some reporting?

  11. What a horribly written article that for the most part exemplifies desperate history like Timothy McVeigh: using his act as an example of a Christian agenda or beliefs. It’s a typical article by a liberal movement to dismantle Christ driven law and order. There can only be one truth in this world and one day we will find out. What school did you go to and how devious you are for falsifying facts!

  12. Please believe me, I am NOT a proponent of Christianity, (or social clubs whatever)- but it seems to me what you are trying to accomplish with this article is simple propaganda with a heavy philistine-fist. You are only allowing MUCH room for the obvious opponents in this article to proclaim the SCREAMING bias against them. Maybe be a bit more subtle next time you go mashing keys into a ‘void’… or whatever, the world is over anyway.
    Enjoy your ‘tuesday’ everyone

  13. oh no . . . i looked up a biased opinion for a school project, ouch this is hard to read, i hate overly biased opinions, especially when they dont make sense, like the first few comments on this article . . . excuses me while i go bleach my brain to forget this exists

  14. Great article. Being raised a Christian this is hard to swallow, but it’s the truth. Yet, the Israeli government gets away with ethnic cleansing everyday and the victims are blamed They defend the land and homes that are stolen from them everyday while the Israelis claim.Hod has a real estate license.


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