Skip to comments.SERBIA: WAHABI LEADER KILLED IN CLASH WITH POLICE (Mark One Up for Civilization)
Posted on 04/20/2007 5:33:11 AM PDT by Cornpone
Belgrade, 20 April (AKI) - Fundamentalist Muslim Wahabi militant leader Ismail Prentic, for whom Serbian police issued a warrant in March as "armed and dangerous," was killed on Friday in a clash between police and Wahabis near Novi Pazar in southern Serbia, police confirmed. Group member Senad Ramovic was injured and fellow Wahabi Safet Becovic was detained according to the police statement.
Police on Friday carried out a dawn search of three houses in the village of Donja Trnava, seven kilometers of Novi Pazar, capital of the Sandjak region, after receiving a tip that a Wahabi leader was hiding there, police said in a statement. Hidden from view in a forest, police had believed the dwellings were unoccupied. They are owned by another Wahabi, Adem Becirovic.
As they were approaching the houses, a pack of dogs attacked policemen, who came under fire. Hand grenades were also thrown at the police officers, injuring one of them and Becirovic, the statement said. The clash between police and the group followed after the blast, in which the group leader Prentic was killed and Ramovic was injured.
Prentic had reportedly been hidden by his fellow Wahabis in villages around Novi Pazar in the Sandjak region - which has a predominantly Muslim population - during the past few days.
On 2 April, at the request of the Serbian authorities, police in the breakway Kosovo province issued an arrest warrant for Prentic who, they said, may have fled to the UN administered province. So far, it is not known if and when Prentic went to Kosovo.
Prentic escaped when on 17 March Serbian security officials raided a base 30 kilometers north of Novi Pazar which they believe was a training ground for radical Islamists. Serb authorities believe Wahabis operating the camp were recruiting potential terrorists and planning attacks on members of the local Muslim community.
Four men were arrested in the 17 March raid and two were arrested three days later in connection with the camp, which consisted of a series of tents hidden in a pine forest. All the men arrested were from Novi Pazar. The police said they also uncovered weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades, 10 kilogrammes of plastic explosives and automatic assault rifles hidden in a small cave at the camp.
Wahabis, followers of a fundamentalist school of Islam, are concentrated in Bosnia and in Serbia's Sandjak region. Although still a small group, Wahabis are being seen by officials and analysts as a growing threat to the Balkans. Tensions between Wahabis and mainstream Muslims have been simmering for the past 18 months, as Wahabis seek to gain influence, particularly in Sandjak and in the volatile Serbian province of Kosovo, as well as in Bosnia and in Montenegro, according to observers.
The Wahabi movement originated in Saudi Arabia in the early 18th century and advocates religious intolerance towards other religious groups, including moderate Muslims. It first emerged in the Balkans during the 1992-1995 civil war in Bosnia, when thousands of mujahadeen fighters from Muslim countries came to fight on the side of local Muslims.
Ismail got the Ax.
A Wahabi "Moby Dick" fan, no doubt.
Morons. You're supposed to pull the pin.
Ismail..... Hmmmmmmm. And the slugs parents lived in Saudi Arabia before coming to the states... Wonder if anyone will connect the dots in the main media. Doubt it.
Wahabbis ascendant in the heart of Europe—thanks Bill Clinton!
one less POS terrorist in this world. GOOD RIDDANCE!
Where did you come by that piece of information?
I’d glanced at that article before, but missed the reference to Saudi Arabia!
Chrisitan Serbs were the early warning system to what lay in store for the West in the war against Islamic Terror. But the West chose to align itself with Islamic Terror groups like the KLA and bomb the Serbs in what amounted to a combined 5th Crusade against Orthodox Christians. The West was sent a thank you card postmarked 9/11,sent via air mail delivery, ironically from followers of the religion of "peace" it sought to appease.
The AACL has wised up and decided to hide their map of future Albanian conquests.
Three cheers for the Serbs! If we close our base at Guantanamo Bay, let’s turn the terrorists being held there over to the Serbs.
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