"Not wanting to diminish the seriousness of this incident, I must stress that this could be the result of statements by Croatian President Zoran Milanović, who is further spreading intolerance among nations," said Benjamina Karic-Londrc, Sarajevo's mayor, commenting on a threatening message written above the front door of the apartment where the Advent wreath was hung. An unequivocal message: "You want me to paint it for you with a Kalashnikov. I have it ", with an additional Kalashnikov illustration and the message:" I am here Catholics to baptize you ", for Benjamina Karić-Londrc is a consequence of the statements of Croatian President Milanović ?!
THE CONSEQUENCES ARE A DANGEROUS THING
The consequences are a dangerous thing, the mayor knows that best. When you flirt with nationalists, the consequence is that you put up a board at the crime scene with an inscription that is, to say the least, offensive to the residents of Sarajevo, not to mention the families of the victims. True, everything is a consequence of something that was before, but, unfortunately, also an announcement, not to mention a threat to something that will be after. That is why it is good to sometimes look at what used to be before, and what happened after. Here, we can take an example from the immediate vicinity of Mayor Karić-Londrc. Once upon a time, back in the 1940s, when the Ustashas and the fascist regime of the Independent State of Croatia were in power in Sarajevo, the theologian and philosopher Mustafa Busuladžić wrote and acted in elitist and intellectual circles of this city. At a time when the fascist NDH regime killed or expelled almost all Jews from Sarajevo, then a prominent and today propagated philosopher in Bosniak nationalist circles explains:
"In our country, people fought against the Jews and their speculations, against their fraud and exploitation. They disappeared from the neighbourhood, but the Jewish spirit of speculation, cheating, price-fixing, hiding and hoarding, smuggling and usury remained in the neighbourhood to such an extent that the corruption of certain merchants, regardless of religion, overshadows the work of missing Jews.
So, the Jews did not disappear because of the fascist regime, which wasn't far from Busuladžićs heart, but because they were merchants. According to Busuladžić, the Jews might not have disappeared if they had not been traders. Or, if we put this in the current discourse of cause-and-effect events, it turns out that the Holocaust against the Jews is a consequence of their craft. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Sarajevo were then killed and taken to a camp, because they are Jews, Serbs, communists… And there was some reason for each of their killings and abuse. More precisely, there was a Busuladžić who would explain what the consequence of this crime was. During that period, 8,330 Jews were killed or taken to a camp in Sarajevo. More than in any city in this area.
Today, the names of the remaining Jews living in the city, which has a street and a primary school named after Mustafa Busuladžić, can be mentioned almost by name. The city, which Željko Komšić, a member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, says is tolerant and multiethnic: "I strongly condemn this ethnically inspired attack on the multiethnic character of Sarajevo, as well as its lasting value of the common life of all citizens."
TERROR OF THE MINORITY
As the mayor of Sarajevo would say, perhaps this would be correct from Komšić that "ethnically inspired attack" is not a consequence, for example, of Komšić's advisers' statement that "terror of the minority should be stopped as soon as the chance arises." Or maybe the consequence of the statements of Komšić's advisor is that "there is no compromise" and "that the time for dialogue has expired"? Or the drawn Kalashnikov is just an illustrative interpretation of the "ethnically inspired attacker" who understood the practical exercise on the topic of "free interpretation of the statements of the patriot Komšić". Who, again, declares that if they "push him against the wall", he cannot allow someone to "split and destroy his country" and, as he says: "After all, there are so many deadheads, blood, destruction, so many ruined people and families so that it can now be peacefully overcome in the name of anything, pragmatism, political interests, foreign policies of large, small and medium powers. So it can't be. "
As one of Komšić's informal advisers would say: "Peace at all costs means peaceful new genocide."
For a long time now, political ideas have been coming from the shadow of Željko Komšić's political shadow, which is characterized by prostituted citizenship and petty-interest patriotism, that tolerance has its own duration and that there is no more room for dialogue. Every political crisis is used to make the idea thicker and the rhetoric sharpened. An idea is spreading that irresistibly reminds of the attitude of the now ideologue of the new Bosniak nationalists, Mustafa Busuladžić, who in 1944 said:
"We have never been chauvinists. Our patriotism has never been marked by exclusivism, but has always been cultural and tolerant, so as such it has enabled life and development for others besides us. But our tolerance cannot go so far as to peacefully watch the destruction.’’
The consequence, as the word echoes, of such ideas were murders, camps, and almost the disappearance of all those who were then a minority. Unfortunately, history shows us that hiding dangerous social anomalies behind the wording of the consequences of any causes almost always leads to the attribute "inconceivable".
If you are brought to the position of the Croat member of the Presidency of BiH by the voters of the Bosniak Nationalist Party, then the consequence is that your politics are created by the SDA.
If the position of the mayor of Sarajevo is enabled by voters inclined to the right-wing Bosniak nationalist parties, then you cannot put on the memorial plaque for the crimes in Kazan which criminals did it.
If there are streets and schools in the city named after fascists, then you cannot say for yourself that you have a multicultural character.
If you say that there is no more room for tolerance, then it is not Sarajevo as it used to be!