- 18 Jul 14
Bosnia made it to the world cup finals, in the process making light of the country’s historic troubles. but in the emerging Jihadist force, Isis, there is a threat which will give the relatively liberal Muslims of Bosnia - along with the rest of the modern world – much to fear.
As the World Cup rumbles to an end, pause a moment to salute Bosnia’s heroic though futile bid. There was something rather Irish about it all. Plucky small nation gets there and has a go. But what gave it special resonance was that Bosnia had emerged from recent terrible trauma, a horrifying war characterised by ethnic cleansing and murder of non-combatant civilians. The siege of Sarajevo which started in 1992 was the longest siege of a city in the history of modern warfare.