Islamic radical groups have been actively recruiting “Western-looking” Muslims from Bosnia to carry out attacks in Europe, according to Croatian and U.S. intelligence officials. A classified joint intelligence report, obtained by the Associated Press, said that the groups started concentrating on Bosnia after 9/11, when Western security services began subjecting Arabs to extra scrutiny. Radical groups first infiltrated Bosnia during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, when Western countries refused to send Bosnia military aid. Besieged Bosnian Muslims turned to Arab groups for help in defending against the Serbs. Bosnian authorities said they were aware of the intelligence report and were investigating. “We have to be extremely careful and serious and not miss anything,” said Security Minister Barisa Colak.
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