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Ceric Elected Head of World Bosniak Congress

Mustafa Ceric, the former head of the Islamic Community of Bosnia, was appointed president of the World Bosniak Congress on December 29.

Elvira M. Jukic
BIRN
Sarajevo

Mustafa Ceric, the new president of the World Bosniak Congress, said Bosniaks were a nation that merited respect along with other nations.

All Bosniaks should share same goals, and the Bosniak question in the Balkans was not about religion but nationality, he added.

“Bosniaks have to protect themselves... and to achieve that, they have to have an organized, responsible and powerful state,” Ceric continued.

“We come with our heads up, with no fear and no apologies or excuses to anyone,” Ceric concluded.

The Congress chose as its flag the former flag of Bosnia, the white flag with six lillies.

Most Bosniaks are Bosnian Muslims who speak Bosnian. However, some Muslims in the region, in Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, who not necessarily speak Bosnian, also consider themselves Bosniaks.

Muamer Zukorlic, Mufti of the Islamic Community in Serbia, who was chosen as head of the World Bosniak Congress's assembly, said the Congress would freely comment on political issues that had a bearing on issues of nationality.

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