Breaking: Terrorist opens fire on US embassy in Bosnia

posted at 1:23 pm on October 28, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

In this case, the word “terrorist” comes from the Bosnian government itself, and the early description of the shooter is … exactly what you’d expect:

A man opened fire with an automatic weapon outside the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia on Friday, and authorities said he was targeting the building in a terrorist attack.

The man injured at least one police officer guarding the embassy before police surrounded him. After a 30-minute standoff, the sound of a single shot echoed and the shooter slumped to the ground.

Police arrested the wounded man and took him away in an ambulance as pedestrians watched from behind buildings and vehicles. Sarajevo police spokesman Irfan Nefic said the man was being treated at a hospital.

Who is he?  Bosnian television identified him as Mevlid Jasarevic, a Serbian national.  They also report that Jasarevic is a Wahhabi Muslim, and the AP report says that he was dressed “in an outfit typical” of followers of the “conservative” sect.

So far, there does not appear to be any coordination with other attacks, and the shooting injured a Bosnian police officer.  We’ll keep our eyes open for further developments, but at the moment this appears to be a one-off.

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The religion of……

Oil Can on October 28, 2011 at 1:27 PM

REAL HEADLINE:

Another moderate muslim from the religion of peace tries to kill as many Americans as he can.

What ever happened to the idea that they got peeps who want to die for their country and we got peeps that want to kill for ours. Everybody was happy that way.

lm10001 on October 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Two videos here

Ugly on October 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Let’s not jump to conclusions! Obviously it’s a right-winger Christian dressed like a moslem to give them a bad name. You guys obviously need some sensitivity training. Report to the gulagshappy-fun camps immediately.

Living4Him5534 on October 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

*streaming cam

Ugly on October 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Hey! I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we start a Mid-Eastern gun walker program?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

They also report that Jasarevic is a Wahhabi Muslim

The Wahhabist sect was pretty much unknown in the Balkans until Saudi Arabia started spending lots of US oil dollars there. If only we had petroleum resources here in America, so we didn’t have to buy Saudi oil. . .

rbj on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Greaaaaaat. At least this time I don’t have any family in Bosnia, as I do Oslo. And at least they got him before he killed anyone (hoping the Bosnian officer is okay).

Bob's Kid on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

The embassy staff probably acted stupidly.

Cicero43 on October 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Ugly on October 28, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

Knucklehead on October 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Hey! I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we start a Mid-Eastern gun walker program?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Shut up, shut up, shut up, don’t give them ideas!

Eren on October 28, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Hmmm. A Serbian Wahhabi? Verrrry Interesting.

AH_C on October 28, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Typically, these types of attacks wound or kill locals providing security for our embassies. IMO, they do not receive enough thanks and appreciation from us, considering the risks they take in protecting our countrymen abroad. I hope the wounded officer makes a swift, full recovery.

Christien on October 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

The man injured at least one police officer guarding the embassy before police surrounded him

 
Didn’t I just read something about an OWS flier saying:
 

Basic logic dictates that you either have an obligation to LET “law enforcers” have their way with you, or you have the right to STOP them from doing so

rogerb on October 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Two videos here

Ugly on October 28, 2011 at 1:29 PM

That second video shows him being shot. Cops had good aim.

amerpundit on October 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Didn’t realize the Tea Party had infiltrated Bosnia, too!!!

search4truth on October 28, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Looks like somebody didn’t pay enough attention to the historic Cairo Apology Speech.

Cicero43 on October 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Was that gun supplied by our ATF through the Fast and Furious program?

Colbyjack on October 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

They also report that Jasarevic is a Wahhabi Muslim

As if that has any bearing on the story.

BobMbx on October 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

“When should you shoot a cop?”

Seven Percent Solution on October 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Musta gotta holda Sarah Palin’s crosshairs map.

Can’t thinka any other explanation.

Bruno Strozek on October 28, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Obviously white, right wing, Christian conservative, influence by the ranting of hate mongering Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

vcferlita on October 28, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Why do we assume a terrorist automatically anymore? Why is it not possible it is a state actor taking advantage of a weak America?

astonerii on October 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM

At least the dude could have changed out of his pajamas for his close up.

txag92 on October 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Saudi Arabia’s top export is Wahhabism. They fund it all over the world. Why we do not stop it I do not know. Our relationship is one of convenience. We protect them from Iran and we keep Iran contained while removing the need for Saudi Arabia to bulk up its military and risk a military coup. We can and should stop their funding of Wahhabism.

Theworldisnotenough on October 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Why do we assume a terrorist automatically anymore? Why is it not possible it is a state actor taking advantage of a weak America?

astonerii on October 28, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Are they mutually exclusive? State actors are often terrorists.

ernesto on October 28, 2011 at 1:57 PM

The original link in the post is broken. It appears Yahoo either changed it or deleted it.

Their story is now HERE.

FlatFoot on October 28, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Hey! I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we start a Mid-Eastern gun walker program?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

I believe we may already have been doing it. We do know that the Mid-East terrorists did a deal with the Mexican cartel(s) to assassinate the Saudi Ambassador.

TXUS on October 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Theworldisnotenough on October 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

How, and why, would we do that?

ernesto on October 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM

This will be repeated in Tunsia, Libya (if we get one), and Egypt.

Oil Can on October 28, 2011 at 2:03 PM

I thought that Islam was a peaceful religion.

kringeesmom on October 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Occupy Bosnia?

faraway on October 28, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Hey, Ron Paul, in Bosnia we helped the Muslims… so why do they hate us there? Maybe the guy is upset that we didn’t have a free-trade agreement with Serbia. ‘Cause we all know that’s all Muslims want from the West.

mankai on October 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Let’s stop all of this “gun-toting-Muslim” bashing!!!

The man is simply following the dictates of his Wahhabi Muslim religion: where is your tolerance???

/sarc>

landlines on October 28, 2011 at 2:12 PM

I can’t wait to see the headline in the New York Times. Look what they did with the story below!

A biker is riding by the zoo, when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to slaughter her before the eyes of her screaming parents.

The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the cage, and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back, letting go of the girl, and the biker brings her to her terrified parents, who thank him endlessly.

A New York Times reporter has witnessed the whole scene, and addressing the biker, says, “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.”

“Why, it was nothing, really, the lion was behind bars. I just saw this little kid in danger, and acted as I felt right.”

“Well, I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist from the New York Times, you know, and tomorrow’s paper will have this on the front page. What motorcycle do you ride and what political affiliation do you have?”

“A Harley Davidson, and I am a Republican.”

The journalist leaves.

The following morning the biker buys the New York Times and reads, on the front page:

“REPUBLICAN BIKER GANG MEMBER ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH”

/sarc

mwdiver on October 28, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Are they mutually exclusive? State actors are often terrorists.

ernesto on October 28, 2011 at 1:57 PM

Well, if you do not know who your enemy is, then you are going to be at a significant disadvantage. Now, if they already identified the terrorist group or government the person is with, we would have far more information on who our enemy is. Iran/Al Quds/Al Qaeda backed operative commits terrorist attack on US Embassy gives far more information than simple Terrorist attacks US Embassy.

astonerii on October 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I was pretty sure if I read the story it was going to be one of the Amish terrorists. Boy, was I fooled!

mwdiver on October 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Not a terrorist, though, despite Bosnian misuse of the word. Terrorists strike at third parties to influence policy, this guy was a ‘soldier of Islam’ striking directly at Islam’s perceived enemy. If he’d been shooting locals in a cafe down the street from the embassy, he’d have been a terrorist.

OK, I know that in the real world a terrorist is anyone whose designation as such will get you a bigger budget. But damn all verbicides.

PersonFromPorlock on October 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Thank you President Bill Clinton.

BL@KBIRD on October 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM

This is all George W. Bush’s fault for meddling in Bosnia!

gator70 on October 28, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Hey! I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we start a Mid-Eastern gun walker program?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 28, 2011 at 1:32 PM

You missed the SAM-walking program now in progress, apparently?

TexasDan on October 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

We can and should stop their funding of Wahhabism.

Theworldisnotenough on October 28, 2011 at 1:52 PM

That would involve drilling near some ground squirrels. Sorry.

TexasDan on October 28, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Did he yell, “Allah hu-Akbar?”

It’s only terrorism if he yelled, “Allah hu-Akbar”.

Ben Hur on October 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM

If he was reported as a “Serbian national’ by the Bosnian ie. Muslim regime in Sarajevo, then that means he is from the Sandzak region of Western Serbia which straddles Bosnia and has a population more than 50 percent muslim.

I can tell by the name Jasarevich that this is a muslim from around Novi Pazar in the Sandzak- however, large numbers of the muslims of Bosnia trace their origin from the Sandzak, and the muslims of the Sandzak consider themselves to be “Bosnian”. Several of the most prominent muslim leaders during the war back in back in the ’90s, and a large number of fighting men were muslims from the Sandzak region of Serbia. So for Sarajevo to report the shooter as a “Serbian national” would be “completely intellectually dishonest”. Anyway, whatever problem exists between the “Whahabi” and the regime in Sarajevo does not result from diverging agendas or a lack of zeal for the spread of Islam, but that the regime in Sarajevo are Islamists of the stealth school, whereas the so-called Wahhabis are more of the “direct-action” variety. It’s like a clash between “Progressives” of the Frankfurt school and Red street-fighting revolutionaries like the Weatherman- the goal is the same, just different means to get there.

Note one of the last lines from this AFP article:

“During Bosnia’s 1992-95 war between its Croat, Muslim and Serb communities, a large number of volunteers from Muslim nations flocked to the Balkan country to take up arms.”

They’ve been denying this for years! We call this Al Qaeda. It’s amazing what they’ll admit to when they think no one’s watching. Also, the article names the war as a “war between communities of Bosnia” and not as “Serbian aggression” or some other such apocryphal phrase- they’ve stopped almost completely trying to defend the old propaganda.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/shots-near-us-embassy-sarajevo-gunman-killed-radio-144652170.html

sartana on October 28, 2011 at 3:23 PM

As if that has any bearing on the story.

BobMbx on October 28, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Yeah, it is so irrelevant that it is like reporting the color of his shower curtain. When is the Diversity Committee of the Society of Professional Journalists going to get around to forbidding this irrelevant reporting of Muslims being Muslims? Check the Society of Professional Journalists code of how to lie the American people on this issue: http://www.spj.org/divguidelines.asp

thuja on October 28, 2011 at 3:25 PM

he was dressed “in an outfit typical” of followers of the “conservative” sect.

A trench coat, highwater pants and white socks?

Tc0061 on October 28, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Note: these embassies all house some military personel. Sometimes only 1 or 2, sometimes 50 or more depending on location.

Our embassies are what Ron Paul includes in his extremely inflated figures as “Military Bases”. Its disgusting propaganda.

jp on October 28, 2011 at 3:54 PM

It makes sense that a Bosnian national would be Muslim, but I thought Serbians were for the most part Russian Orthodox?

RobertE on October 28, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Ooops! Didn’t see Sartana’s post.

RobertE on October 28, 2011 at 4:21 PM

More on the Serbian Sandzak and it’s closeness with Bosnia and the “Bosnjak” identity.

Here is the Wikipedia page for Sefer Halilovic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sefer_Halilovi%C4%87

Halilovic was the commander of the muslim forces during the war in Bosnia. He was from the Sandzak in Serbia as were many in the muslim army during the war. They do not consider themselves Serbian, but rather “Bosnjak”(bosch-nyak). It’s difficult to describe “Bosnjak” to someone not well-versed in the Balkans, but suffice to say that the Bosnjak identity applies to Serbo-Croatian speaking muslims. Whether they live in Croatia, or Bosnia, Serbia or Montenegro, they consider themselves “Bosnjak”, which is merely the old Turkish word for “Bosnian”. It’s a misnomer, or a politically-motivated false identity like “Palestinian” or even “Chicano”.

Either way, this terrorist Jasarevic is a Bosnjak, regardless of the place of his birth, and for him to be described as a Serbian national is a sick joke. Just more evidence that the muslim regime in Sarajevo, founded by Izetbegovic, the original stealth Islamist, are nothing but a bunch of criminals and liars who use deceit or violence as they see fit to reach their goals which are contrary to Western interests. And the US-imposed creation of this muslim-controlled Bosnia was bad for the Balkans, bad for Europe and bad for the United States. We’ve been saying for years but no one wants to listen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand%C5%BEak#Demographics
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http://rehmat1.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/alija-ali-izetbegovic-a-timely-tribute/

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And for the record, Serbs are Serbian Orthodox, which is a separate autochthonous branch of the Orthodox faith distinct from the Russian, Greek etc. And there are many nationalities other than Serb existing in Serbia- muslim Bosnjak, Croat, Hungarian, Albanian, Gypsy etc. Calling someone a “Serbian national” doesn’t go very far by way of identification. In this case, the regime in Sarajevo, as well as their enablers in the media and the “Global Community” are trying to obscure the truth of they’ve done.

sartana on October 28, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Did he yell, “Allah hu-Akbar?”

It’s only terrorism if he yelled, “Allah hu-Akbar”.

Ben Hur on October 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM

He was alternating between “We can’t wait” and “Yes We Can”.

BobMbx on October 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM

Damn! Wasn’t that Islamic Rage Boy?

What a loss…NOT!

Love how the doof just stood there and waited for it. Heh.

2ipa on October 28, 2011 at 8:57 PM

PersonFromPorlock on October 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM

In order for someone to be considered a “soldier”, they must wear an identifying uniform issued by their ‘army’ and a visible patch which denotes their affiliation/unit.
That clown was no soldier. No matter how stylishly (by islamic standards) he was dressed – he was quite simply just a terrorist.
(And an incompetent one, at that.)

Solaratov on October 29, 2011 at 1:27 PM

“One-off”? Nope. One of!

Woody

woodcdi on October 29, 2011 at 5:15 PM