The Muslim Genocide that Took Place in Europe

663 Words Feb 22nd, 2018 3 Pages
We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”(Wiesel). Just like Elie Wiesel mentioned, one must never remain silent when such atrocities are occurring. Although there may be times where one feels powerless to injustices there should never be a time where one fails to protest. Silence is the reason for the moral crimes that have happened in history and are still going on to this day. Genocides have always happened because of silence. Just like Elie Wiesel questioned God’s silence in Night, he also questioned the world’s silence. The silence that caused the annihilation of many human beings and forever changed history. According to dictionary.com, a genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. As previously mentioned, genocides occur from the silence of the people, racism, and fear. The belief of superiority of one’s own race is the beginning of a genocide. Hatred towards the Muslims caused the beginning of a new extermination.
The Muslim genocide took place in Europe, Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992 until 1995. Since the beginning of Bosnia, Muslims have always been the majority in the population. Bosnia was created after the break-up of Yugoslavia, which included the religious groups of Serbs, Croats, and…
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