Twenty-four years after the Srebrenica massacre, our leaders haven’t learned its lessons

Srebrenica, like the Holocaust, did not begin at the point of violence, but in the preceding decade where political leaderships and the media fanned the flames of populism.

Today is Srebrenica Memorial Day. It marks 24 years since over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered as part of a deliberate, systematic strategy to destroy or forcibly remove Muslim communities from parts of Bosnia.

Holocaust Memorial Day in January; Kwibuka on 7 April, which marks the anniversary of the start of the 1994 genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi; and 11 July should be a part of our shared culture and shared history. They provide an opportunity to honour those who have...
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2019-07-11 17:41
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