I believe that the people, instead of pretty lies, should be told the truth, no matter how ugly it may be. What can we do, destiny hasn't been kind to us; but, with the help of God, we will prevail.

— Alija Izetbegovic

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Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.

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The international community is pushing things forward in Bosnia.

.. but it is doing it at expense of the Muslim people. I feel it as an injustice, these are the things that I cannot live with.

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As far as the sovereignty of Bosnia-Hercegovina is concerned we agreed to have limited sovereignty for a limited time and that is clear from the Dayton Agreement.

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In these negotiations we are not a helpless object, although great world powers are involved. We play an active role and try to influence our destiny; we have our own trump cards and we use them.

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Our goal: the Islamization of Muslims. Our methods: to believe and to struggle.

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When a man is ill,he has only one wish -to gain health,and when he does -then come a hundred wishes and he turns even unhappier than when he was lying sick in bed

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People complain that life is short,for me it seems very long.

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In history, good intentions do not always make good consequences

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I would sacrifice peace for a sovereign Bosnia-Herzegovina .

.. but for that peace in Bosnia-Herzegovina I would not sacrifice sovereignty.

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Science attempts to figure out laws and then uses it later.

While the work of art reflects the cosmic order without asking for an explanation

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All in all this is a difficult political struggle which will go on for years, in which our people won't die anymore; I'm not sure how much we will be able to win, but I'm certain that we won't loose anything that we have now.

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We Bosniaks would for sure fight for integrity of Bosnia.

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About Alija Izetbegovic

Quotes 13 sayings
Nationality Bosniak
Profession Activist
Birthday October 16
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