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Bishops decry treatment of ethnic minorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina

May 11, 2017

Over two decades after the Dayton Agreement ended the Bosnian War, bishops from Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia took issue with “the infringement of the rights of the citizens and peoples in Bosnia-Herzegovina,” lamenting the government’s “anti-democratic, irrational and dysfunctional organization.”

The bishops called for “a constitutional reform tending towards federalism, devolution, subsidiarity, and the legitimate representation of the constituent peoples and national minorities.”

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  • Posted by: wsw33410 - May. 11, 2017 7:31 PM ET USA

    Why wondering about peace and justice in Bosnia? This is exactly what happens when Muslim majority rules - there is no minority rights, no human rights, no freedom of religion. Check what is happening in Indonesia -- rebuilt after tsunami and earthquakes by Western countries and Christian organizations: churches burnt, Christians jailed accused of blasphemy. Many Central and Eastern European countries (mainly Slavic) refuse to "invite" Muslims immigrants. Should we be surprised?