Serbs are reenacting the paradigmatic pogroms of Western civilization on Europe's behalf, through expulsion and extermination of European Muslims. The free hand that the Serbs have been given in pursuing their objectives notwithstanding the plans,' reflect the extent to which Europe feels threatened by the emergence of a multiethnic and pluralist Muslim-majority state in its midst. The pluralist polity that emerged with the independence of Bosnia-Herzegovina was something European subjectivity could not accept. Bosnia's multiethnic and multireligious government became an alternative too daring for European exclusivism. This is one reason why European powers, notably Britain and France, prevented the deployment of UN troops for protecting Bosnia-Herzegovina against Serbian aggression, while permitting a similar role for UN forces in Croatia in 1992. As for the United States, even though Washington's approach to the war in Bosnia has occupationally reflected a predisposition towards principles relative to its European allies, the upshot has had little tangible impact on the situation in Bosnia. However, there also seems to be a deeper European logic for the emergence of the kind of Serbian excesses that we have been witnessing in Bosnia. And this logic appears to form part of the trajectory of a Western civilization confronted with inner uncertainty and loss of meaning in organizing a 'new' coherence and identity in the post-Cold War era. An approach for understanding this logic and the reason for its emergence at this point in European history and civilization, entails examining forms of Serbian excess in the context of some cultural manifestations in contemporary Western experience.For samples of Serbian excess, let us draw upon the observations by Akbar Ahmed who visited Bosnia-Herzegovina in March 1993 while making the BBC serial "Living Islam": The horror of the rape camps is something that I have not come across even in history books. It is something peculiar to this war: little girls whose vocal chords have been torn because they have been repeatedly raped in the mouth; pregnant women whose stomachs have been ripped open, the fetus removed and a pig's flesh stuffed into the stomach; young men and women stripped naked and chained around the necks like dogs, sodomized repeatedly and kept tied like dogs, fed and urinating and defecating like dogs on all fours. This is not only to torture but to humiliate Muslims so that they feel a sense of ultimate worthlessness.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
"fetus removed and a pig's flesh stuffed into the stomach"
Some Bosnian War (1992-1995) atrocity propaganda from the Iranian Journal,
which is along the lines of: "Bosnian women dies after giving birth to a dog."
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 14:12