Today is the anniversary of one of the worst genocides in history...
U know why im so pissed off about the silence when it comes to the Bosnian War and the Srebrenica Genocide in particular? Because this was the most recent genocide committed by Europeans yet no one talks about it? It’s not taught in schools, it’s hardly a topic anyone cares about, it was systematically islamophobic - for those who don’t know it was a genocide targeting Muslim men and boys specifically, 8373 murdered from 11 July 1995 - 22 July 1995 to be precise. Muslim women were raped, Muslims were put in concentration camps yet this is the forgotten war and genocide? How? How can Europe and the rest of the world just forget about this? I’m so disgusted. 23 years. 23 years of families suffering and mourning because their father, brother, uncle, grandad was killed for his faith. How can u not care about Bosnia?’
“Sarajevo was this beautiful city, very cosmopolitan, multiethnic, full of wonderful people, artists and writers and poets and Serbs and Muslims and Croats, and living side by side. And then this medieval siege, and it was a medieval siege, came, and the Bosnian Serbs were on the hills lobbing in rockets and grenades and mortars.” Janine di Giovanni
#neverforgetsrebrenica - 7 days ago