Home Page
 
news 31 Dec 12

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.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

us-official-kicks-off-macedonia-visit-after-violence-04-30-2017
30 Apr 17

US Official Visits Macedonia After Parliament Violence

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Yee starts a two-day visit to Macedonia on Sunday, with the country still shaken by the attacks on MPs inside parliament.

28 Apr 17

Albania MPs Elect Speaker Meta as President

28 Apr 17

Sketches of the Balkans

Premium Selection

romania-s-slow-preparation-for-eu-presidency-alarms-experts-04-27-2017
28 Apr 17

Romania’s Slow Preparation for EU Presidency Alarms Experts

Experts are concerned by the slow pace of preparations in Bucharest for Romania’s EU Council presidency in 2019, when it will have to oversee thousands of high-profile events. 

croatian-islanders-fight-to-preserve-golden-beach-04-27-2017
28 Apr 17

Croatian Islanders Fight to Preserve Golden Beach

After the government scrapped an unpopular concession given to company over Zlatni Rat beach, islanders on Brac say they will fight on to ensure such precious resources remain in the hands of the community.

Latest News from the Balkans

28 Apr 17

Albania MPs Elect Speaker Meta as President