“We have not taken the attacks in Bugojno for serious and we believed it cannot turn into terrorism. We admit that we have not recognized the danger of terrorism on time,” Izetbegović pointed out.
As a reminder, 37 Bosniak leaders yesterday agreed on and signed a final version of the Joint Statement condemning terrorism and violent extremism. As they higlighted, the Statement is a reflection of their feeling of responsibility towards preserving peace and co-existence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Meeting of the Bosniak leaders was organized by the Reis-ul-Ulema of the Islamic Community in B&H Husein Kavazović and the Bosniak member of the Presidency of B&H Bakir Izetbegović.
“Institutionally, politically and morally, we must oppose to terrorism and condemn it. The aim of this meeting was to send a clear message to the citizens, which we did,” Izetbegović stated.
The Joint Statement has been worked on for two weeks and, as Izetbegović confirmed, all those invited responded to the invitation, except for the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Nermin Nikšić. The meeting was also not attended by Haris Silajdžić and Fahrudin Radončić, but it was said that they will sign the statement afterwards.