The Nazi symbol delivered by a Serbian fan at a World Cup match raises alarm


A fan at the Serbia-Brazil match on Thursday night at the Lusail Stadium was seen wearing a helmet with the symbol of the Serbian ultranationalist military organization Chetnik with an infamous history of genocidal acts and war crimes, including the infamous Srebrenica Massacre. which took place against the Muslims.

The abhorrent Chetnik Serb group is the perpetrator of massacres and atrocious crimes committed against the Muslim and Croat population during the 1992-1995 war in which they were ethnically cleansed, killed, imprisoned or expelled, in the ultranationalist group’s quest for a Greater Serbia . .

The helmet worn by the fan is identical to the one worn by the guerrillas who worked for this fascist military group and participated in its barbaric activities.

The Chetniks, a Yugoslav monarchist and Serbian nationalist movement and guerrilla force, committed numerous war crimes during World War II, directed mainly against the non-Serb population of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, mainly Muslims and Croats. The Chetnik crimes against Muslims and Croats during this period have been considered by most historians to constitute genocide.

Ethnic cleansing occurred during the Bosnian War (1992-1995) when large numbers of Bosnian Muslims (Bosnians) and Bosnian Croats were forced to flee their homes or were expelled, after which 700,000 people sought asylum, making it the largest exodus after World War II. The Bosnian ethnic cleansing witnessed the “murder of civilians, rape, torture, destruction of civilian, public, and cultural property, looting and looting, and the forced resettlement of civilian populations.” The Srebrenica massacre, which was also part of the ethnic cleansing campaign, and constituted the crime of genocide.

The Srebrenica massacre

The Srebrenica massacre was the only episode of the Bosnian war legally defined as genocide. The Srebrenica killings were the bloody peak of the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, which took place after the breakdown of nationalist emotions and Yugoslav territorial aspirations that pitted Bosnian Serbs against the other two main ethnic factions of the country: Croats and Bosnians. In July 1995, at least 8,000 Bosnian men from Srebrenica separated Serb troops from their families, chased them through the forests around the eastern city, and were killed by those forces. They dumped the bodies of their victims in poorly dug mass graves. These were later excavated again with bulldozers to spread the remains to other burial sites to hide any evidence of the massacre.


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