Press release regarding statements of Imran Hosein

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on email

Br: 01/NA-21/15

Phoenix, AZ: Sawal 2, 1436. H year,

July 18, 2015.

Press release regarding statements of Imran Hosein

On behalf of all Bosniak based communities in North America, the Islamic Community

of North American Bosniaks (ICNAB) rejects and condemns the views and statements of Sheikh

Imran Hosein in his denial of genocide in Srebrenica and the events of war in Bosnia and

Herzegovina. In his statements, Mr. Hosein places blame of what took place in Srebrenica solely

on the West and NATO. The views expressed in his video address are in line with the architects

and perpetrators of the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide against


In a video that was released a few days ago, Imran Hosein (who is trying to gain

popularity with his controversial interpretations of world events), has sent a shameful and

insulting message directly to Bosniaks, denying that Serbs committed genocide against Bosniaks.

In the year that marks 20 years since the genocide in Srebrenica, the biggest crime after

the Holocaust in Europe, views expressed by Imran Hosein are offensive to all survivors and

witnesses of the aggression and genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as all true friends

of truth and justice in North America.

The International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia and the International

Court of Justice ruled long ago and made final judgments that confirm the genocide in

Srebrenica. At the same time US Congress and Senate, the Canadian Parliament and the

parliaments of many countries have confirmed with their resolutions political judgment of

greatest legal authority in the world. There is a general consensus among experts in the study of

genocide that systematic killing of more than 8,372 Bosniaks in Srebrenica is an act of genocide.

With his denial of legal, historical, scientific research and all political facts of genocide in

Srebrenica, Mr. Hosein is in reality not acting as a Muslim leader or a believer. He is instead,

siding with those who have designed and carried out genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prior to making such statements, Mr. Hosein should have visited the biggest Bosniak

execution site in Srebrenica. There, he would have seen countless rows of white headstones that

serve as a witness of genocide, which took place. It isn’t necessary for him to visit now, but

everyone else who intends to speak about the genocide should personally go to the Potocari in

Srebrenica. Indeed, it is a site of largest genocide and crime since the Second World War in


Guided by the verse 6. from chapter 49 (The Apartments): “O you who believe, if a

wicked person comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest you harm people unwittingly,

and afterwards become full of repentance for what you have done,” Islamic Community of North

American Bosniaks calls upon all Bosniak based communities in North America to condemn and

take a stand against the immoral views and statements of Mr. Hosein. In addition, they should

prohibit any of his activities in their communities, and warn their members not to attend his

lectures or participate in any of his gatherings.

Mr. Sabahudin ef. Ćeman

Head Imam / President

Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks – ICNAB


04. February 2023.

Skupština medžlisa 1

11. February 2023.

Skuština medžlisa 4

18. February 2023.

Skupština medžlisa 2

25. February 2023.

Skupština medžlisa 3