Bosnia is known as the ‘Princess of the Islamic World’ due to its breath-taking natural beauty.
For centuries people from the three Abrahamic religions lived together side by side, but the years of 1992-1995 tell of a different, ghastly story in which more than 100,00 were killed in a genocide, in which 50,000 women were raped. Bosnian Muslims were raped, tortured, and executed sometimes by people they knew – neighbours, teachers, friends.
The genocide was brutal, bringing terror, death, and destruction to thousands of victims, and sorrow, tragedy, and trauma to countless more. Dr Uthman Latiff gives a haunting insight into the Srebrenica genocide which began on 11th July 1995 and became the worst massacre in Europe since WWll.
Dr Uthman Lateef has a BA (First Class Hons) in History, an MA (Dist.) in Crusader Studies, and has completed a PhD in the Place of Fada’il al-Quds’ (the Merits of Jerusalem) and Religious Poetry in the Muslim effort to recapture the Crusades. Currently, he is a khateeb at Stoke Poges Lane Mosque and Islamic Centre, Slough. He is in the process of publishing his PhD thesis and is currently conducting post-doctorate research in International Relations (‘The effect of war media iconography on US identity: disruptive images, counter hegemony and political syncretism’). He presents a weekly show on Islam Channel (813), ‘The Greatest Generation’ and is a speaker at mosques and universities in the UK and internationally.