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”…Der Spiegel reported on December 8, 2003, that the "monstrous" King Fahd mosque in Sarajevo -- the largest in Europe, on which the Saudis spent a total of $20 million -- is a breeding ground for Islamic extremism in Bosnia, with some preachers openly inciting the faithful. Western security experts have said that Bosnia could become "a hotbed of extremists ready to ... carry the fight of the Islamic terror syndicates against the 'godless West' to the southeast of Europe"(1)…”
”…Der Spiegel goes on to quote a French expert as saying that, of some 5,000 foreign mujahideen who had fought on behalf of Izetbegovic [in Bosnia], many remained behind. The number is unknown, but there are "too many to be safe," according to George Friedman, director of Stratfor, The Balkans are "of strategic importance" to Al Qaeda, he says, and it can use the region for its goals at any time…”