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FACEBOOK SHUTS DOWN SREBRENICA GENOCIDE DENIAL HATE GROUP

December 13, 2008

A Serbian extremist behind Srebrenica genocide denial hate-group has also been actively advocating eradication of Jewish people, just because they happen to be Jews. The group called for a repeat of Srebrenica genocide and claimed it was “for everyone who thinks that Muslims are best served roasted, and swimming in sulfuric acid.”

Young Serbian nationalists set up a hate group on Facebook called “Nož, Žica, Srebrenica!” (The Knife, The Wire, Srebrenica) glorifying the 1995 Srebrenica genocide and celebrating mass killings of 8,000 to 10,000 Bosniaks – Muslim men, children, and elderly – including forcible deportations (ethnic cleansing) of at least 20,000 Srebrenica civilians. Nož, Žica, Srebrenica is one of the favorite slogans of Serbian nationalists, because it alludes to the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.

Over 1,000 supporters joined this extremist group, which claimed it was only “for all those that are against foreign Islam, for all those who are against Muslim fundamentalists and Mujahideen, for everyone who respects the work of General Mladic, and for everyone who thinks that Muslims are best served roasted, and swimming in sulfuric acid.”

Facebook’s Srebrenica genocide denial group was administered by Filip Filipi (aka: Filip Visnjic), who is a part-time rapper known as Sizzerb and a self-admitted founder of Anti-semitic web site “Serbian Anti-Defamation League” which happens to be identical to Boris Pribich’sSerbian Defense League.” Both web sites advocate erradication of Jewish people just because they happen to be Jews. Filip Filipi (aka: Filip Visnjic) also runs another Facebook group with nearly 4,000 members in support of a violent Serbian fugitive Miladin Kovacevic. The group accuses Jews of the so called “one-sided, Zionistic reporting.” Earlier this year, Kovacevic beat down Jewish student, Bryan Steinhauer, into a coma, and then fled to Serbia.

Two Bosniaks from Serbia, Azrudin Pecanin and Enes Hamzagic, demanded Facebook to shut down the Serbian extremist hate group and responded by creating their own anti- Srebrenica genocide denial group known as “Close Group Noz Zica Srebrenica.” The group is supported by approximately 19,000 members opposing Bosniakophobia and Srebrenica genocide denial.

“Administrator, we ask you to close the group ‘Noz, Zica, Srebrenica‘, which glorifies the acts of genocide that took place in Srebrenica, where 8,000 men and boys were murdered,” read the Bosnian group header on Facebook. “Furthermore, this group propagates hatred to all Muslims according to its description” it said. Bosniaks, who are of Muslim faith, account for nearly half of the population of Bosnia, which they share with Roman Catholic Bosnian Croats and Orthodox Christian Bosnian Serbs.

Facebook responded by shutting down the Serbian hate group “Nož, Žica, Srebrenica.” In a response to our E-mail, Facebook representative wrote: “The group violated our Terms of Use and has been removed. Facebook supports the free flow of information, and groups provide a forum for discussing important issues. However, Facebook will remove any groups which are violent or threatening.” The link to the group now redirects users to their profile pages with no explanation.

  1. rbih4ever
    December 13, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Serbs have plenty more hate groups on facebook.
    They seem to open two new Srebrenica denial groups for every one closed.

    These people are the future butchers and Serb leaders. Serbs cannot change by them selves.
    They have to be changed.

    Germans were “de-nazified” after WW2 (to a certain degree) but Serbs were only rewarded for the Genocides they committed over the past 200 years.

  2. Sarah Franco
    December 14, 2008 at 12:47 am

    they have opened other groups afterwards, and they keep opening new ones, as they get closed, but what matters is that they are being monitored and the group against them has now more than 20 thousand members.

  3. jelena markovic
    December 14, 2008 at 1:38 am

    I followed up and joined the petition for closing. on face book i said what i will repeat here, that when such initiatives, groups and people strike me, i step back from efforts to be responsible citizen into feeling guilty over and over for not preventing them, for not having been able to stop or prevent the war. i remain deeply ashamed of my country, not only ofthose representatives of it that formed the “noz…” (i cannot write it all), but of the official authorities that lie and decieve and would not fully cooperate with the Hague, of my neighbors and people on the street who i know, deny genocide. We have to introduce and practice severe law on genocide deial, we have to! Prison, long term, life time prison for everybody who denies the genocide and past. otherwise, serbia will keep writing its own sick version of history, which is already being tought to school children, so even the innocent are no longer inocent! this is a monstruos state, Serbia!

  4. Sarah Franco
    December 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    rbih4ever:

    they are creating new groups all the time, but most don’t manage to attract more than a few members, seldom more than 1000.

    this group against hate-groups has attracted more than 20000.
    and I think it would attract even more if it was also written in english.

    I think this is important. while facebook is very popular in serbia and among diaspora serbs, their mobilization is not as effective as it seems.

    this is not to downplay the issue. a vocal minority is something we should take very seriously, because they know very well how to take advantage of the indifference of the moderate majority.

  5. Anonymous
    December 15, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Yes, it’s been the West’s greatest blunde thatthey did not go through and inflict a complete miltary defeat on Serbia when they had the chance to, in 1995 or 1998. For it becomes every day more evident that Serbia must be given the same bitter medicine Germany and Japan were in 1945.
    (OK, in Germany and more so in Japan, denial, justification and glorification of genocide still exist. Just think of the massacre of Nanking. Many Japanese still pretend it never happened.It is not taught to Japanese schoolchildren.) But what’s most important, militarism, chauvinism, fascism and genocide have been removed from Japan’s and Germany’s political agenda.
    However, if Bosnia and the Bosnians are to survive, that is,all people who see themselves as such, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, they can’t count on the rest of the world or on God to fill in the tactical details for them. I don’t meanthey should resume war, but if the Serbs start war again, Bosnians should commit themselves completely to win, for a life without a homeland would be senseless. Ten the victims of Srebrenica and of the war of independence would have died in vain.

    Greetings
    Abdelkrim

  6. Vincent Jappi
    December 17, 2008 at 1:24 am

    Shut them down and the more devious propagandists, the deniers and advocates of moral equivalence, the Trifkovićes, the Trifunovićes,the Štrbaces, will run the show.
    Better let the Serb Nazis show the full extent of what they are.
    And the more antisemitic the better.

  7. Shaina
    December 17, 2008 at 1:53 am

    And another point that an astute poster on justwatch-l made: doesn’t the presence of a group bragging about the genocide in Srebrenica blow a massive hole in the argument of the hardcore denialists who claim that no mass killing occured in the first place?
    I mean you can’t really boast about an even you claimed never happened in the first place.

  8. Alan Jakšić
    December 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve joined the group Close Group Noz Zica Srebrenica and have reported that other group, which so far only has 22 members.

    You can see my comment on the wall of the good site!

    PS: I received emails advertising this Filip Filipi’s music! I didn’t know that he had racist opinions. You live and learn.

  9. Kirk Johnson
    December 29, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I agree with Vincent–I think it’s better to let these scumbags crawl out from underneath and show their true colors in the light of day.

    I also agree with Abdelkrim–it was a huge mistake to pull back and not allow the Bosnian government to opportunity (and means) to win a complete and decisive victory.

  10. Anonymous
    January 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I said it before and I’ll say it again – “Who fu*kin cares!!!”.
    There are always going to be ignorant racist mofo’s in this world, ALWAYS! You can’t blame them; they are just products of their parents, peer pressure and their environments. They just want to be accepted because they are too small minded to see the bigger picture about all religions.
    So who cares, I’m an American with a Christian father and a Muslim Mother and I worry or care about them cuz I always got my trusty 45 by my side if any racist mofo’s got a problem with this crazy sand-nigga!!

  11. Anonymous
    January 13, 2009 at 7:40 am

    To Jelena, really, YOU do not have to be ashamed of something that was done by propaganda brain-washed idiots in your country. You, and minds like yours, are just showing that not everybody is the same and moreover, Serbians in Serbia have always been less nationalistic than Bosnian Serbs.. When you look at it, all people that drag Serbia into shit and drag its’ name down, are not from Serbia..Seselj, Karadzic and Mladic are not Serbs from Serbia, they are Bosnian or Montenegrian Serbs. Serbia should distance it self from these animals that are not even Serbian to begin with, and go on into a brighter future by cooperating with Bosnian government AND the UN and EU. It feels good to know there are people like you :)

    Kirk, thank you a lot for your insightful comment, it feels good to know that there are people that care enough about Bosnia to learn about it and get involved..

    And finally, to the Anonymous/Abdelkrim.. You seem to have a sound logical way of thinking, but the problem is that you don’t seem to understand the problem. IF the Bosnian people had the capacity and the mentality to win, the help would not even be necessary, and the war would have lasted 3 months, just like in Slovenia. You are right about that the weapon-embargo (I guess that is what you were talking about)disadvantaged Bosnia, but not Serbian extremists that already had weapons. If needing to defend itself now,Bosnia does not really have an army, and is not either allowed to set up one that is not including Bosnian Serbs, because they occupied a part of the country and that part is a part of Bosnia, and they are still occupying that part, now even “legally”, but however, if the army consists of them, it is kind of hard to attack them, don’t you think? And I do not think that paramilitary activity is a solution since it undermines the work of government. Bosnia has no neighbours willing to help, so by acting with violence can only bring more violence and not much else, since weapons can defend you for a while, but at the point you need people on your side. Bosnia is a small country poorished by the 4 year war and with no weapons and army, so how do you figure we can mske it without any help. According to you, we are doomed..Cos we can NOT rely on our army, since Serbs are part of that army, and we want them to be a part of our country since we are a multicultural society.Ity is imposible to exclude them from the army.. And about yr Who fuckin cares comment…well I care..And I think relatives of 250. 000 killed people care..And people, like me, that can not go back to their homes because they are occupied by Bosnian Serbs..SO we have to live in other peoples’ houses and live like rats. We care..And other people of good will care.. So if you don’t, what a darn are you doing here?? And good for you that you have a gun, but I don’t want to live in a society that functions only cos everyone is waring a gun..I live here, and somehow, I don’t think that guns seem to be a viable solution. Do you?

    greets, Selma

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