Bosnian Muslims: ‘How did we deserve this?’

January 6, 2018

Eldin Elezovic dreamed of becoming a football star while growing up in Stolac, in what was then the Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and part of Yugoslavia. In June 1993, he remembers spending a hot summer’s day playing football with friends. It would be his last day of freedom for the next nine months.

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Open letter to President Obama

September 2, 2016

President Barack Hussein Obama II Dear Mr. President Obama,

We are writing to you in the name of 350,000 Bosniaks, citizens and residents of the USA. The reason of this letter is the most recent set of events in Bosnia that could ignite a new war front at the Europe’s doorstep, having grave consequences for the rest of the continent.

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State of Michigan House of Representatives adopts a resolution commemorating the 21st Anniversary of Srebrenica genocide on June 8, 2016

June 10, 2016

michigan state capitolThe State of Michigan House Representatives adopted the House Resolution HR 311 of 2016 proclaiming July 11, 2016, as Srebrenica Remembrance Day and the week of July 11 as Bosnia and Herzegovina Tribute Week in the state of Michigan. Read more


The city of Hamilton joined the commemoration of World Wide White Armband Day

June 1, 2016


At the initiative of the Institute for  Research of Genocide Canada, in cooperation with the Congress of North American Bosniaks and with the sponsorship of Marie Pearson, councilor of the city of Hamilton, Mayor Fred Eisenberger is included Hamilton in commemoration of World Wide White Armband Day. Read more


Open letter to Ambassador Power regarding the candidacy of Vuk Jeremic as the next General Secretary of the UN.

May 24, 2016

Samantha-Power-300x200Dear Ambassador Power,

We are writing on the behalf and in the name of 350,000 Bosniaks residing in the US. Our plea in the form of this letter is regarding the candidacy of Vuk Jeremic as the next General -Secretary of the UN. Read more


Bosnian Community in Canada offers support to people in Fort McMurray

May 14, 2016

Landscape_view_of_wildfire_near_Highway_63_in_south_Fort_McMurrayCanada is a country where we look out for our neighbors and we are there for each other in good and even more in difficult times. And certainly, in Fort McMurray, the difficult times that its citizens are going through right now is something that we all are going to unite around. Read more


Justice delayed, deferred, denied by John Cox

May 2, 2016

mass graveJohn Cox: At the end of March–more than two decades after their crimes–the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) found Radovan Karadžić, chief political leader of the Bosnian Serb nationalists during the wars and genocide of 1992-1995, guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to 40 years. Read more


Open letter to Mr. Perry and other co-producers of the show “The Odd Couple”

April 25, 2016

Srebrenica Genocide Memorial in PotocariDear Mr. Matthew Perry, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly,

As Bosnian American organizations with thousands of active members, we are very disturbed and disappointed by a recent episode of your show “The Odd Couple” where one of the characters, Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), brings up a reference to Srebrenica in an offensive fashion. Mr. Lennon says “So, Emily, I thought we could try that new Serbian restaurant, a Taste of Srebrenica.”

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Open Letter Regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina’s History Being Taught in Canadian Schools

March 26, 2016

Bosnia_canadaOn behalf of 350,000 North American Bosniaks, of which more than 50,000 lives in Canada and who are mainly survivors, relatives of the victims and witnesses of genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the biggest crime after the Holocaust in Europe, we ask you to withdraw the book “Face of Nation “, Read more


The Canadian city of Hamilton has paid tribute to the March 1. Independence Day of B&H

March 2, 2016

DNBIHOn the occasion of the March 1. Independence Day of B&H, at the proposal of the Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada, the Congress of North American Bosnianks and the BIC Hamilton, with the Hamilton city mayor’s decision on a prominent electronic sign located outside of City Hall is posting brief message recognizing the March 1. Independence Day of B&H Read more


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