In Bosnia, the Barbarians are Inside the Gates

I posted last month about a Serbian-German man named Irfan Peci. I gave a thumbnail bio of him then, but here it is again: Mr. Peci was born in Serbia, and in the early 1990s, when he was still very small, his family moved to Germany to escape the Balkan wars. As a young man he was recruited by the local Al Qaeda affiliate in Germany, and worked for their propaganda organization. He was eventually arrested and imprisoned by the German authorities. While he was still in prison he was de-radicalized, and when he left prison became an undercover agent within Al Qaeda for the German government. After he was exposed, he wrote a book about his experiences and started producing videos.

Mr. Peci understands Bosnian, so he is able to sift through videos and written material from Bosnia and present it to German-speaking audiences. For the following video he compiled a series of clips from Bosnia in which culture-enrichers vandalize property, take part in armed marches, and commit brutal criminal violence, including against each other.

The thousands of migrants now massed in Bosnia are attempting to force their way into Croatia, after which they will be in the EU, and can then proceed through Slovenia and Austria to get to the Promised Land in Germany.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Migrants Rush the Border at Röszke

Röszke is a town on the border between Hungary and Serbia. In the Great Migration Crisis of 2015, a large mob of migrants attacked the border crossing there (previous reports about Röszke: September 2015, August 2016, November 2016).

Early yesterday morning a mob of dozens of migrants rushed the border at Röszke and tried to break through into Hungary. Guards fired warning shots, and most of the crowd ran back into Serbia.

The following Hungarian news report describes what happened. It includes surveillance video of the incident and an account of the events as they unfolded. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Below is the raw surveillance footage of the attack on the border at Röszke, with annotations by Vlad:

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Alma Zadic Consorts With Salafists in Graz

Last week Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff wrote about Alma Zadic, the new Austrian Minister of Justice. Ms. Zadic is a Bosnian Muslima and a politician for the Green Party who describes herself as a dedicated feminist. However, her visit last fall to a Bosnian Salafist mosque in Graz has caused some recent controversy, because the ideology espoused at the mosque could hardly be said to be supportive of the rights of women as they are understood in Austria or anywhere else in the West.

The following video presentation was recorded by a man named Irfan Peci. Mr. Peci was born in Serbia, and in the early 1990s, when he was still very small, his family moved to Germany to escape the Balkan wars. As a young man he was recruited by the local Al Qaeda affiliate in Germany, and worked for their propaganda organization. He was eventually arrested and imprisoned by the German authorities. While he was still in prison he was de-radicalized, and when he left prison became an undercover agent within Al Qaeda for the German government. After he was exposed, he wrote a book about his experiences and started producing videos.

Mr. Peci understands Bosnian, and knows the Salafist scene in Bosnia, so he was able to expose the Salafist connections with the mosque that Ms. Zadic visited. The fact that she also understands Bosnian highlights the disingenuousness of any assertions that she didn’t know what was going on in the Ihlas Mosque and Islamic Cultural Center in Graz.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Transients of Bihac

The following documentary about migrant camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina appeared recently on Hungarian TV. A reporter visited several immigrant camps in Bosnia, both official and unofficial (illegal), and talked to the residents there.

Bosnia is a mostly Islamic country, but that doesn’t mean the locals are happy about finding themselves deluged with culture-enrichers from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Just as in Western Europe, the invaders are almost all young men of military age. The fact that that they don’t want to stay in Bosnia, but long to continue onwards to greener pastures in Germany or Italy, provides little consolation for local residents who have to endure the depredations of the migrants.

The interviews with migrants seem mostly to have been conducted in English, with a voice-over in Hungarian. The interviews with the police and local residents are (presumably) in the local Bosniak dialect with a Hungarian voice-over.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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The Huddled Masses Yearn to Cross the Border Fence Into Hungary

Hungary is currently experiencing a surge of migrants against its southern borders, the largest it has seen since the Great Migration Crisis of 2015. Its border with Serbia is now completely defended by a razor-wire fence, but recent arrivals have been digging tunnels under it and putting ladders up against it in their zeal to cross the border.

The video below was released by the Hungarian government. It shows numerous attempts, some of them successful, by people who want to cross into Hungary.

No one who wanted to enter the country honestly and legally would attempt to dig under the fence or scale it with a ladder. That means these new arrivals are invaders, rather than migrants. Hungarian border guards would be completely justified in shooting the invaders as soon as they put up their ladders or emerged from the tunnel under the fence. And they would only have to shoot a few of them; after that the traffickers would return to using the longer route through Croatia. But the Hungarians dare not do it.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video (hat tip László):

The following excerpts are from an ABC News article about the discovery of the tunnels under the fence:

Hungarian police find 2 tunnels used by migrants on border

Hungarian police say they have discovered two tunnels used by migrants to enter the country from Serbia

Hungarian police said Friday that they discovered two tunnels used by migrants to enter the country from Serbia.

Police said that a tunnel 34 meters (37 yards) long was discovered near the southern village of Asotthalom, where they also detained 44 migrants who had used the precarious passageway.

Police Col. Jeno Szilassi-Horvath said a Serbian citizen suspected of human trafficking had been detained along with the migrants.

The tunnel near Asotthalom was about 50 centimeters (20 inches) wide, 60 centimeters (2 feet) high, and had been dug as deep as about 6 meters (20 feet) below the surface without any support beams or other elements to prevent its collapse.

Szilassi-Horvath said the dig, which likely lasted a few weeks and was done without any machines, had gone undetected thanks to the thick underbrush in the area and because the soil dug out was dumped in a nearby canal.

He added that security officials were using drones and scanners to search for any more tunnels.

The other tunnel, in the village of Csikeria, was 21.7 meters (71 feet) long, but no successful migrant crossings took place there. Police said they discovered both tunnels not long after their construction was completed, and filled both of them up again.

See also Vlad’s report on the same topic.

Below are four more articles about the migration (invasion) surge at the borders of Hungary:

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Migrants Encouraged to Leave Bosnia — For the EU


The New Balkan Route

The Bosnian government is providing incentives to induce residents of migrant camps to cross the border to Croatia illegally and thus enter the European Union.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for translating this article from Die Welt:

Curfew With Exceptions

Bosnian authorities encourage migrants to flee to EU border

The refugees in two large camps in Bosnia will be subject to a curfew as of Friday. If they decide to flee illegally across the border, then they will be allowed to leave the camp. The region is groaning under the rising number of refugees.

In effect since Friday, the regional government in the Bosnian canton of Una-Sana has imposed a curfew on migrants and refugees in two large camps. The inhabitants of the camps Bira in Bihac and Miral in Velika Kladusa are not allowed to leave these facilities unless they intend to flee illegally across the nearby border with Croatia, according to the decision of the cantonal government, according to information the media received.

According to observers, this is intended to encourage migrants to leave Bosnia for the EU. The cantonal government officially justified the curfew because of the “migratory pressure” in the region.

The two camps are run by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which is one of the UN organisations. According to their information, a total of 2300 asylum seekers are accommodated there.

Many wait in miserable camps

However, it is estimated that there are around 7,000 migrants and refugees in Bihac and the surrounding area. Many of them stay in Vucjak, where a miserable improvised camp has been set up by the city of Bihac, in which migrants camp outdoors or live in private quarters.

Recently government officials promised new quarters in former military barracks. As winter approaches, helpers and activists fear a humanitarian catastrophe if no winter-proof shelters are created in the Bihac area.

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A Tale of Two Enrichments

The two videos below represent two apparently different facets of cultural enrichment in Europe; one is from Austria, the other from Bosnia. However, those two places are not all that far apart — Bosnia is just a little ways to the southeast of Vienna, and was a part of the Austrian Empire until the Great War.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

The first report concerns an Afghan immigrant in Austria who went on a rampage with a knife, as Afghans are wont to do these days:

In the second video, ISIS comes to Bosnia. Military-age males, no females — you all know the drill:

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Immigration X-Box in the Balkans

The Balkan Route for refugees has reopened.

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, who recommended the following article for translation, sends this prefatory note:

Thanks to Saint Greta and her apostles — the resurgent Greens party — this is a non-story in the Austrian media. Everyone is focused on climate change and its associated disasters, or lack thereof.

Does the youngest ex-chancellor care? Not much. He just wants to be re-elected in September, whether on a climate platform or anything else.

Many thanks to JLH for translating this piece from the Austrian media project Addendum.org:

The Balkans Are Becoming Porous Again

by Georg Gassauer and Benedikt Morak

New figures show that there was a 76% increase in new arrivals in the pivotal land of Bosnia in 2019. More and more people are beginning what is known to immigrants, politicians and authorities as the “game” — the gamble of (illegal) travel along this passage to the EU. We investigated on the spot.

Something is happening again in the Balkans. That is shown by the numbers from inside the Immigration Taskforce of the Austrian Interior Ministry.

By the end of May/beginning of June of 2019, there were an estimated 80,000 persons somewhere along the chaotic Balkan route, between the Bosporus and Spielfeld. At several stations along the way, authorities register clear increases in comparison to the previous year at the same time: up 155% between Greece and North Macedonia; up 76% in the pivotal country of Bosnia; up 31% in Croatia.

More Attacks on the Balkan Route

After Italy was able to reduce passage over the Mediterranean to zero, the passage through the Balkans, called by immigrants, politicians, authorities and the residents of the region the Game, became attractive again. The route ex-chancellor Kurz had once declared closed became porous again. Needed for the game — the word is a play on computer games where it is necessary to pass different levels in order to reach a goal or break a record — are time, luck and a smartphone. Between the Aegean and the Alps, participating immigrants pass through level after level. The goal is Austria, Germany or Sweden. Many make it through; some are stranded along the way; several are killed. Our reporters Georg Gassauer and Benedikt Morak investigated at the most important stations. Encountering participants, major players and minor players, they traveled especially in Bosnia, the pivotal point on the route.

Level 1: Greece

Among those who play the game is Amir (name changed) from Afghanistan. He traveled on a forged Austrian pass from Turkey to Greece, intended to fly from there to Germany, but at the airport had to return to Start. German customs, which checked air passengers from Greece, were alerted. So Amir stayed there: the alternative was the land route.

Why the strictness? March 20, 2016 marked a kind of new beginning of European immigration policy. Because of the pressure from the Austrian government at the time, the borders of four countries on the western Balkan route (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia) were closed simultaneously. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s diplomacy was being implemented, and the era of close cooperation between EU countries and Turkey began. The official position was that a refugee and immigration crisis like 2015 shouldn’t happen again. And in fact, the number of arrivals from that time was not equaled.

Nevertheless, despite all measures taken, 116,537 arrivals from Turkey to Greece were counted between April 1, 2016 and May 31, 2019. Amir from Afghanistan was one of them. And now, in the summer of 2019, the pressure on the border “is getting stronger and stronger.” So says Gerald Tatzgern, of the section for organized immigration crime in the federal police. He warns that migrants stopped for now on the Balkan route “are slowly losing their patience and want to continue.”

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Péter Szijjártó: ISIS Terrorists Have Infiltrated the Flow of Migrants Into Southeastern Europe

The “Budapest Process” was inaugurated more than a quarter-century ago to manage, promote, and facilitate migration from Third World countries — most of them Muslim — into the European Union. The choice of name for the project is unfortunate from the standpoint of the current government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which is adamantly opposed to the very migration that the Budapest Process is attempting to push on Hungary and Europe.

In the following interview, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó outlines the most recent session of the Budapest Process in Istanbul, and describes the resistance of the Visegrad Four + 2 (Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, and Italy) to any further mass immigration into Europe.

Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Stop the Migrant Train!

For months there has been a concerted attempt to revive the Balkan Route for migration into Europe. The efforts of the people-smugglers and the migrants themselves have concentrated on crashing the border between Bosnia and Croatia.

The following video concerns an ad-hoc attempt by two Germans to stop the migrant train traffic for a single day. The translator includes these notes about the video:

In Bosnia, migrants are driven every day by a special train to the Croatian border, which is also the EU border. Matthias Helferich and Roger Beckamp don’t hesitate when they hear of a possibility to stop this train.

Roger Beckamp is an AfD State Parliament Member in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Don’t Leave Home Without It!

During the height of the Great Migration Crisis in 2015, “refugees” in the Austrian town of Nickelsdorf, which lies just over the border from Hungary, paid for food, clothes, and cell phones with €500 notes that they just happened to be carrying with them.

Later it was reported that these itinerant culture-enrichers had been handed bundles of such notes by agents for shadowy NGOs, as part of their welcome baskets when they first arrived on the European mainland. I always assumed that the NGOs involved answered ultimately to George Soros. Who else could it be?

And now it’s official, but the current method is far more sophisticated: a partnership involving George Soros and Mastercard is handing out prepaid credit cards to migrants, which allow them to live in the style to which they hope to become accustomed as newly-minted citizens of Modern Multicultural Europe.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from Occhi Della Guerra:

Soros Pays: UN and EU give blessing

Prepaid cards for migrants: Soros and European Union pay
November 5, 2018

It’s called Humanity Ventures , and it is the partnership signed in January 2017 in Davos between the financier George Soros and Mastercard, based on the mogul’s promise to allocate $500 million to migrants in Europe. As stated on the Mastercard website, the project aims to “catalyze and accelerate the economic and social development of vulnerable communities around the world, in particular refugees and migrants.”

From words to facts, because Humanity Ventures is now a reality. According to the Slovenian website Nova24 , which cites internal sources in the Croatian police, the migrants crossing the Balkans would be issued with prepaid cards: “The illegal migrants that we send home, in a few days, reappear to try and return to Croatia. Some are very poor, but most of them are well-equipped, with new shoes and clothes, the most sophisticated and latest-generation smartphones, even weapons. And they all come with a Mastercard without a name but with the word UNHCR and a number stamped. What we do not (know) is from which account is withdrawn money from ATMs.”

Soros and Mastercard

If at the moment the role of the European Union and especially of the United Nations is not clear at all, there is less doubt about the involvement of Mastercard which announced on its official website the launch of the project in collaboration with the founder of the Open Society Foundations: “billions of dollars in humanitarian and development assistance every year,” says the official note. “Millions of people remain marginalized.” Mastercard and George Soros believe that the capabilities of the private sector, together with long-term strategic investments, can stimulate development and transform life for the less well-off. “Humanity Ventures is destined to be profitable so as to stimulate the involvement of other entrepreneurs,” said Soros.

In another official note dated June 2016, the colossus confirms its commitment on this front: “By exploiting our technologies and products such as MasterCard Aid Network and Prepaid, Mastercard collaborates with partners to provide essential services in the most critical moments in the life of the refugees. To date, Mastercard Aid and Prepaid cards have been used in humanitarian missions in Africa, Asia and Europe — in countries such as Turkey, Kenya, Yemen, Nepal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Niger, the Philippines and Greece — and are available to support thousands of beneficiaries.”

Prepaid cards given to migrants

In an interview with Forbes last year, Tara Nathan, executive vice president of Mastercard, explained how the company has collaborated with organizations around the world in supporting migrants: “By creating an offline payment platform and offering prepaid cards, digital financial identification and point-of-sale systems for local merchants, we essentially created a digital version of the paper voucher,’” commented Nathan.

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Decapitating Granny

A “Swiss” youngster in Frauenfeld became so peeved with his grandmother that he removed her head and carried it away with him.

I couldn’t find any news articles in English about the crime. There’s one story in German, from Blick. But there seem to be hundreds of news reports on it in Albanian. The first name of the alleged perp is Fatmir, which appears to be a fairly common name in Albania.

The following video, also from Blick, contains all the information we have on the incident. Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Another Stampede Through the Balkans

The following article about the new migration wave passing through the Balkans did not appear online, but only in the print edition of Kronen Zeitung (Krone Bunt supplement) on September 30, 2018.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation:

Refugee Wave

The recent arrivals have in part increased more than a tenfold. This time the largest group of migrants comes from Pakistan. ORF Balkans expert Christian Wehrschütz was on site for a local investigation.

Another Stampede Through the Balkans

Both the small town of Velika Kladuša and the town of Bihać [both in Bosnia-Herzegovina] are still hot spots on the Balkan route, as these municipalities lie near the border with Croatia, and about 100 km [63 miles] from Slovenia. On the outskirts of Velika Kladuša there are emergency tents set up on bare earth, and “inhabited” by about 250 people. Meals are provided by the Red Cross, which is funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The IOM has sufficient means to set up a winterproof reception center, but lacks a location and governmental authorisation. However, the IOM has rented a hotel to better accommodate families arriving there. The journey continues with the help of smugglers and mobile phone navigation systems, moving on towards Italy and other EU countries.

In general, the burden placed on the states of former Yugoslavia by the new Balkan route from Greece via Albania and Montenegro to Bosnia and Herzegovina remains considerable. For example, Bosnia alone registered around 12,000 migrants in the first seven months of this year, ten times more than the year before.

Visa liberalisation acts as a magnet for illegal migration

The largest group by far comes from Pakistan. According to the border police in Ljubljana, 6,000 illegal border crossing were thwarted by mid-September. This is a significant increase over the same period from the previous year, of only 1,200 illegal border crossings. Slovenia has documented around 1,000 illegal border crossings per month since May of migrants coming from Croatia. All this despite 6,000 border control officers’ being deployed to protect the 1,200 kilometres of external borders of the European Union. One third of the illegal border-crossing migrants in Slovenia are Pakistani. The 400 Iranians who were also caught crossing the border illegally are most likely a consequence of the visa liberalisation agreement that Serbia made with Iran last year.

In general, visa liberalisation is a magnet for illegal migration — not only in Serbia, but also in Bosnia and Herzegovina (via Turkey) and in other countries. The border control officers of the EU border protection agency Frontex are already present at the airport in Belgrade. Frontex is also stationed at the airport in Tirana, in order to make illegal migration from Albania into the EU more difficult. Frontex and Albania will sign a status agreement in early October. As a result, Frontex will be given executive powers in this Balkan state and will no longer be merely observing and advising. Such agreements were also signed with Macedonia and Serbia. Currently Frontex has 124 officers in the Western Balkans deployed at so-called coordination points.

The Balkans is also a focal point of Austrian police cooperation with sixty officials who are working with thermal imaging cameras at various borders. A support team was also present at the Albanian-Greek border during the summer. There, a special vehicle was used that can read mobile phone data to determine the nationality of migrants, routes, and as cash flows to human traffickers. To receive payment for their services, human trafficking organisations use virtual currencies as well as the so-called hawala system. Money is deposited by someone and a code agreed upon. If a trafficked person reaches a certain part of the route, or if a trafficker fulfils part of his task (forging documents, providing transport), the code is transmitted and the money is transferred. Such codes are also sent via mobile phones, which can be detected. Human traffickers also use apps that indicate shipping traffic on the North African coast. The rescue ships of aid organisations have become “part of the business model of smugglers” in a sense, because the “dilapidated dinghies” are deployed when such a ship is nearby.

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Is Partition a Viable Option?

UPDATE: I thank you all for an interesting range of comments; there’s plenty of good discussion to read. However, I think most of you may have missed my primary question, which is NOT about what is likely to happen, but whether partition is a viable option in Western Europe.

I don’t have any idea what is likely to happen. I just don’t think partition à la India or Gaza is a viable option. It’s not just that I don’t think it will happen, but that it can’t possibly work in the event that some misguided government (or supra-national power) attempts to implement it.

On last night’s post about the BBC, RonaldB left a comment concerning the possible eventual partition of Britain into separate Muslim and non-Muslim states. That got me thinking about the issue of partition, which has been discussed here in the past from time to time.

The most Islamized country in Western Europe is France, so the first of any partitions is likely to occur there. Marseille in particular comes to mind. But Britain, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany are close behind.

This was my comment in response:

One thing to bear in mind about partition: the new “stans” will consist primarily of urban residential areas, with no significant manufacturing plant or other productive assets. There will be no agricultural land, and the commercial base will be negligible. Unless the other side of the partition agrees to continue the delivery of jizya, the new emirates will be unable to support themselves. The kuffar would basically have to do what Israel does with Gaza: supply electricity and other necessities for free, or for a nominal charge.

I suppose a partition agreement could include the mandatory eviction of landowners from portions of prime arable land, which would then belong to the new entity. But even then, the new owners would hardly be likely to use it effectively — Muslims have a history of destroying agricultural land through bad husbandry; it seems to flow naturally from Islamic practices.

I don’t see any way in which partition could work for them. I think they will require full submission, with dhimmitude and/or enslavement for the former owners in perpetuity.

I can’t think of an outcome for all this that isn’t very, very ugly.

In recent times, we really only have three models for partition to draw on:

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