25 years since the Srebrenica genocide – What Lesson?

It is 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide. Where thousands of Muslims were slain by Serb forces, terrorists, in Srebrenica, a town in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina, in July 1995.

In addition to the killings, more than 20,000 civilians were hunted and expelled from the area —a process known as ethnic cleansing, many women and girls were raped.

Between the days July 6th to July 8th, 1995, Christian Serbs laid siege to the city of Srebrenica, which was supposed to be ‘a safe zone’ for Bosnian Muslims fleeing earlier offensives.

Requests were made by the Bosnians for the return of the weaponry they gave up to the so-called UN peacekeepers so as to defend themselves, to which the UN refused.

Tens of thousands of people who were effectively refugees – with fuel running low and without access to any food, water or weapons for self-defense – were shelled by an army.

Even the lightly armed Dutch forces who were present, ended up handing around 350 Bosnian men who were hiding in their base over to the Serbs, knowing full well what their outcome would be.

The city was eventually overrun resulting in the rape and genocide of thousands of Bosnian Muslims, making this Europe’s worst massacre since World War 2.

When Bosnia needed the world to be there for them, the world was silent. Today, Palestine, Kashmir, Yemen, Syria, Rohingya, China (Uyghur)  amongst many other’s, need the world… yet the world is still silent.

However our hope and reliance should never be on those outside of Islam and from Allah Ta’alla.

An Explicit and Lesson Warning from the Quran Sharif

Allaah Ta’alla says : “O you who believe! Take not as (your) bitaanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made clear to you the aayaat (proofs, evidence, verses), if you understand. Lo! You are the ones who love them but they love you not, and you believe in all the Scriptures [i.e., you believe in the Tawraat and the Injeel, while they disbelieve in your Book (the Qur’aan)]. And when they meet you, they say, ‘We believe.’ But when they are alone, they bite the tips of their fingers at you in rage. Say: ‘Perish in your rage. Certainly Allaah knows what is in the breasts (all the secrets).’ If a good befalls you, it grieves them, but some evil overtakes you, they rejoice at it…” [Aal ‘Imran 3:118-120].
O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as auliya‘ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but auliya‘ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as auliya‘), then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).
(سورة المائدة, Al-Maaida, Chapter 5, Verse 51)