Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace: Chapter Five: Faith and Betrayal
Faith and betrayal
“ My best friend was from Zenica. She was a Serb. She called me once during the war and said, Look what your president is doing to you. She believed all the propaganda. . .She came to see me after the war, in my home, and she cried. I cried, too. And she heard the sounds of the mosque, calling people to prayer, and she said, It’s so long since I heard this sound. But she still believed all the propaganda of the Serbs. And here she was in my living room, saying, Oh, I missed the sounds of the mosque. It was the last time I saw her.” Adela, temporary office worker, Sarajevo
I would like to know when will you take/show pictures of Serb widows and their kids? I would like to know when will you tell stories of all those Serbs massacred? When there was muslim festivites, Serb forces would back up and freeze the front line, but in gratitude, scores of Serbs got their throats cut on Orthodox Christmas and Easter. When will we hear about that? When will we here about those Serbs castrated and tortured before being beheded? When will your rightous self present the real reasons for all this "mess"? And don't ask me how I know...
Tomek -- (guestbook entry on Sara Terry’s Bosnia Aftermath website)
In response to Tomek's comment about "Serb widows, etc..." and other people's comments about "bias" and all that nonsense, I would just like to say that 250,000 Bosnian Muslims were killed, masacred, ... (need I mention Srebrenica or Markale in Sarajevo) during this aggression, ethinc cleansing OR as the rest of the world likes to say "CIVIL WAR" So, to those masacred serb widows and children, I am sorry but that is what happens when you send your serb sons, serb children and serb husbands to clean out Bosnia from Muslims.
Hadzija -- (guest book entry, Bosnia Aftermath website)
It's sad that after the worst has happened people are using this website for childish arguing. I'm Bosniak and if my army (to what my father belonged) commited war crimes against ANYONE - I want that out on the open. People of Bosnia need to know the truth - and you can't ignore Srebrenica, Zepa, Gorazde, Bihac, Sarajevo, and destruction of ALL non-Serb-Orthodox religous objects in Serb-controlled part of Bosnia when you are telling the story of Bosnia. And if I don't know parts of the story - I want to learn them. And then accept the past for what it is! We all want to be able to live off our work, to be able to support our families, to live in peace - we have lived together before (coexisted) and we still can. My parents' best friends are Serbs and Croats as well as Bosniaks. I REFUSE TO HATE! I WILL NOT GO THAT LOW TO HATE! NE CU SE PONIZITI I BITI COVJEK KOJI MRZI!
Sanjin (guest book entry, Bosnia Aftermath website)