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First, he looks at the decision of the Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) politicians who were under religious influence to associate the identity of the Bosnian Muslims to their religion, Islam, and not to the Bosnian state that, in his opinion, has a 1000-year long state tradition. The problem is that, for Filipović, such a decision indirectly implicates that they do not necessarily connect Politicization of Religion 19 the existence of a state to (existence of) the state’s borders and territory. 41 The use of religious symbols, the interpretation of historical events, and of even more the religious character were the means of resurrecting a national Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) ideology.
3. 38. 123) October 8, 1999. 39. Ibid. 40. Muhamed Filipović, Bosnian Disidentes from Tito’s Yugoslavia, the leader of the political party MBO (Bosnian Muslim organization). During the war he was BiHs ambassador in Britain. 41. Interview with Muhamed Filipović, State That is Not, Ten Years of Independence of Bosnia-Hercegovina (by Nerzuk Ċurak, published in DANI, Sarajevo) January 3, 2001. 42. Connerton, How Societies Remember, p. 1. 43. Anderson, Forestilte Felleskap, Refleksjoner omkring Nasjonalismens oprinnelse og spredning, p.
2 Was the Bosnian War (1992–1995) a Full-fledged Religious War? Sergej Flere Pursuing from the definition of religious as one “commanded by a deity,” the author analyzes the Bosnian 1992–1995 War fares. In the case of two of the three religious parties involved—the Islamic Community and the Serbian Orthodox Church—it is discernible that, for both the religious authorities and the flock, this was considered a religious struggle; however, the Roman Catholic Church never committed itself explicitly in words.