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Bosnia, faced with influx of Muslim migrants, afraid of “being submerged and becoming Calais”

More and more Pakistani, Afghan and Syrian refugees are trying to reach Europe via the Bosnian-Croatian border. While reception facilities are hardly available, the influx of migrants, often from Muslim countries, is reigniting tensions in a country ethnically divided.

Since the end of the war, Bosnia has been ethnically divided into two entities: the Serbian Republic of Bosnia (Republika Srpska, RS) and the Croat-Muslim Federation. It is made up of three constituent peoples: Bosnian Muslims (50% of the population), Orthodox Serbs (30%) and Catholic Croats (15%).
In Izacic, migrants are alleged to have broken into several houses, often belonging to Bosnian emigrés living in Germany or Austria. They took showers and stole clothes.

A few dozen men organized themselves to patrol at night. Migrants reportedly threatened cab drivers who drove them to the village. Also, they beat up a group that was coming off the bus last week.

Source: http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2018/07/29/migrants-en-bosnie-la-peur-de-devenir-calais_1669607

 

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