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									Appeal to the defenders of the truth about
genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

17 March 2011.

By M.Sci. Marjan Hajnal
Philosopher, author, humanist
pre-war resident of Sarajevo

(Mr. Marjan Hajnal is a member of the Institute for the Research of Genocide, Canada)

I have been following with great dismay the intensification of attacks on the Institute for Research of
Genocide of Canada {IRGC} and the Congress of North American Bosniaks {CNAB} through various
channels including the internet and telephone threats towards members of these two organizations.

Along with diplomatic pressure aimed at redrawing the borders of internationally recognized Republic
of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a multiethnic democratic state of equal constituent ethnic groups and other
minorities, a synchronized and organized attack campaign is being carried out by a fascist and neo-Nazi
lobby that operate in the territory of Canada and the United States. The aim of these retrograde post-
war forces is to jeopardize the existence of both IRGC and CNAB, through various media smear
campaigns and even directly threatening their leadership and members. The attacks were particularly
intensified after the government of Canada’s decision to forbid entry to genocide denier Srdja Trifkovic
who was scheduled to give a lecture to students of Serbian nationality in Vancouver at the University of
British Columbia. It is regrettable that these young people consciously or unconsciously follow a policy
that initially indoctrinated their grandparents, parents, and now their own generation, guiding them to a
dismissive attitude toward the genocide committed against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnian Muslims,
and all other ethnic groups who consider Bosnia and Herzegovina an irreplaceable and indivisible
motherland, with its unique history, cultural tradition, languages, and its sovereign place on the
geopolitical map of Europe and the world.

Only the enemies of humanity and civilization can deny that Bosnia was on many different occasions
exposed to genocidal conquest and devastation. On all these occasions the enemies attacked the
territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its sovereign people. Bosnian rich history is full of
examples of how its brave people, regardless of religious orientation, bravely resisted all invaders, and
that the never did any attempt of assimilation have permanent success.

General symbol and character of all these conquests is genocide.

According to the definition of genocide registered in 1948 at the Convention on the Prevention and
Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, this uncivilized act means any deliberate, systematic violent
action aimed at destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, religious, or national group, with the
intention to kill, persecute, dislocate, or steal their movable and immovable property. This definition
includes the terror and deprivation of liberty, torture of prisoners, torture and abuse of the weak and
defenseless people.

The war against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period 1992 – 1995, and particularly against the
Bosnian Muslims, officially known as Bosniaks, was conducted as a classic genocidal war. The city of
Sarajevo was subjected to genocidal blockade, siege, constant artillery and sniper fire from the
breakaway parts of the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) joined by Chetnik (Serb ultranationalist)
paramilitary formations that did not care that the city was also inhabited by a significant number of
Serb people. All citizens of Sarajevo were abandoned hostages, victims of a pathological obsession to
kill utilizing all irrational forms of destruction. It was the same case with all other cities such as
Visegrad, Foca, Kljuc, Bihac, Bijeljina, Banja Luka, Prijedor, and Srebrenica. Croatia joined in the
destruction of Bosnia as a hostile party interested in the forced division of the state along ethnic lines,
as it aspired for centuries before to detach a part of BiH territory. Independent State of Croatia (NDH),
a puppet Nazi state, proved its genocidal brutality during the Second World War. After the cease-fire
during the epoch of socialism, irredentist ambitions of “Herceg-Bosna” and “Republika Srpska”
escalated to the level of the mass pogroms. No reasonable person can deny that their war machine
functioned as a genocidal system.

It is therefore of paramount importance, for the purpose of defense of truth, morality, justice, positive
law and the overall achievements of civilization, that IRGC and CNAB are protected, and the United
States and Canada prosecutes to the fullest extent of the law, all perpetrators who violently threaten and
intimidate the members of both organizations. Furthermore, this critical moment is an opportunity to
coordinate efforts with other countries to start forming similar institutes who will sanction all forms of
genocidal actions and to initiate the arrest of the perpetrators, regardless of where they are or who they
are. There are more than 20,000 such individuals who are free to roam and incite genocide.

I welcome the decision of the Government of Canada to allow the establishment and operation of
IRGC, as well as the decision to indiscriminately refuse entrance and residence to all those who
generate, propagate and spread national, religious and racial intolerance and hatred.

As people devoted to studying the phenomenon of humanity and the sources and causes of inhumanity,
I invite all humane people to join the defense of the truth about Bosnia. In the name of all the victims of
war in the world, it is the duty of every individual to choose only the voice of their conscience. In
particular, I call deluded members of religious communities, political and national associations, to
resist manipulation, warmongering aspirations and to abandon allegiances to the sick self-proclaimed
national leaders. These are not true leaders, but charismatic destructionists who, during their personal
megalomaniac regressions, are guiding the entire society to the brink of collapse. It is necessary to
identify them everywhere as opponents of humanity and the enemies of their people, and all others
nations. The courts of history will sooner or later reveal them as the pillars of shame and join them to
those who have already been identified as members of the legion of terror and violent death of innocent
people. Genocide must be actively confronted.

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