A Bosnian cleric warned of a potential Muslim “holocaust” in Europe. In an interview with BBC World Service radio to air this weekend, Mustafa Ceric said the current state of Islamophobia is akin to the anti-Semitism that enabled the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s. “This Holocaust, even though it was against the Jewish people at the time, it was more against Europe itself because Europe now has to live with this Holocaust and apologize for what has been done. I wish that Islamophobia that is now in Europe and in the West will not result in a Muslim holocaust,” he said. Referring to the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims by Serb troops in the early 1990s, he noted that even though Europe said “never again” after the Holocaust, genocide has taken place in Bosnia.
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