Ramiz Hodzic (40), also known as Sikhs, who has been, along with five others , arrested in the US on charges of collecting money in behalf of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IDIL), has a long Islamist history: during the war in Bosnia, as a member of the notorious El Mujahid Detachment he was directly involved in the ritual murder and butcher of at least three Serbs in Crni vrh, Teslic 1992.
The horrible case from the beginning of the war is well known and documented by terrifying picture of smiling mujahideen holding a severed head. Some media have previously speculated that these heads have been donated to Bosniam Muslim police officers in Tesanj.
Bosnian Muslim jihadist (and Bosnian parliamentary) and leader of Ramiz Hodzic, Semsudin Mehmedovic, with cut off Orthodox Christian head, smilig
According to security service, Hodzic joins El Mujahid Detachment as a minor, at the beginning of the war, and remained until the end of the conflict in Bosnia.
Hodzic originally comes from Jelah at Tesanj and his wife Sedina, who was also arrested in the United States, comes from the same area. Some Sarajevo media claim that Hodzic is Facebook friends with Semsudin Mehmedic, an official of extreme SDA party and war lord of life and death in Tesanj.
– The arrested were known as the people of Mehmedovic. These arrests occured due to the crimes of the El Mujahid and paramilitary , parainteligence forces at the time. The most responsible were Semsudin Mehmedovic in Tesanj and Sefik Dzaferovic as chief of security of the territory of Zenica. there are much more Bosnian Muslims linked to Al Qaeda, Al Nusra Front, or Islamic state, so there will be more of them arrested – explains Dzevad Galijasevic, an expert on terrorism.
For his ‘contributions’ to Al Qaeda and ‘Bosnian fight’ Ramiz Hodzic received the order of Golden Lily, which is the highest award of so called Army of BiH.
Serbian heads Mehmedovic and Hodzic gave as trophy to muslim police officers in Tesanj, Bosnia Herzegovina
Likely Albanians, Bosnian Muslims are easy mobilising, so his compatriots suddenly became active online; in several forums they claim that Hodzic is popularly known as the benefactor and patriot who, after departure to the United States, started to organize money and aid collecting for the poor and vulnerable demobilized soldiers – that’s how Bosniak muslim extremist portals write about Hodzic.
Last weel the St. Louis police has arrested six Bosnian Muslim immigrants under charges of sending money and equipment to terrorists oversees, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda in Iraq.
An indictment unsealed Friday in St. Louis said the defendants donated money themselves and in some cases collected funds from others in the U.S. and sent the donations oversees. It says two of the defendants used some of the money to buy U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment, which was shipped to people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to terrorists.
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The supplies and money eventually made their way to fighters in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere, according to the indictment. Money also was sent to support family members of people fighting in Iraq and elsewhere, the indictment says. All of the defendants knew where the money and supplies were going, the indictment says.
The indictment alleges the conspiracy began no later than May 2013 and that the defendants used email, phones and social media websites including Facebook to communicate using coded words, such as “brothers,” ”lions” and “Bosnian brothers.”
All six people who are charged are natives of Bosnia who were living in the U.S. legally. Three are naturalized citizens; the other three had either refugee or legal resident status, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The indictment names Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis; Nihad Rosic, 26 of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34, of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42 of Rockford, Illinois.
All face charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and with providing material support to terrorists. Rosic and Ramiz Hodzic are also charged with conspiring to kill and maim people in a foreign country.
The indictment says that last July, Rosic tried to board a flight from New York to Syria to join the fight.
The U.S. attorney’s office said five of the defendants have been arrested; the sixth is overseas, but the Justice Department would not say exactly where.
Online court records do not list defense attorneys for any of the defendants. According to court records, the Hodzics had a first appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in St. Louis on Friday and the court said it would appoint attorneys for them.
In a news release announcing the charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said charges of conspiring to provide material support and providing material support carry penalties ranging up to 15 years in prison. Conspiring to kill and maim people in a foreign country carries a penalty of up to life in prison.”
At the same time, secret documents reveal that there are 7 Bosnian Muslim clients of HCBS Bank doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to jihadists, child soldiers in Africa, traffickers in blood diamonds and other international outlaws.
The Sarajevo iInstitutions ‘have been working for days on discovering who these clients might be’.
The leaked files, based on the inner workings of HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm, relate to accounts holding more than $100 billion. They provide a rare glimpse inside the super-secret Swiss banking system — one the public has never seen before.
Only two weeks ago, vice president of BiH federation, Mirsad Kebo, has brough to daylight evidence concerning ties between three Bosnian banks (Bosanska, Vakufska, Depozitna bank) and global Islam terror network.
The issue is, that Bosanska, Vakufska and Depozitna Bank, which were founded by the Saudis linked to terrorism, Yasin al Qadi and Shafiq Ayadi, have participated in the financing of terrorism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to Intelligence and Security Service report. The report is submitted by the vice president of the BiH Federation , Mirsad Kebo to the Prosecutor’s Office.
The above named banks have provided financial support to several organizations that serve as a cover to Al Qaeda in BiH, and some of them are: “Muwafaq fondation”, “Al Haramein islamic fondation” and “Saudi high Comision for relief BiH. ”
Vakufska Bank in 2002 had capital of 16.4 million, and the same year it had risen up to 56 million. August 2002 Federal Banking Agency approved the integration of the Vakufska and Depozitna banks.
Among the shareholders of the Vakufska bank are the “Bosnian Mostar” foundation, as well as Riyyaset of the Islamic community, and their share is 18 and 11 percent. Both foundations receive donations from abroad, mainly from Saudi Arabia, and person in charge is a preacher from the Sarajevo mosque of King Fahd, Nezim Halilovic Muderis.
Al Qadi and Ayaddi have been , through Depozitna and Vakufska bank and with financial backing of “Mahmal investment” securing the finance for islamic humanitarian and Islamist terrorist organizations operating in BiH for years, states the report.
Federal secret service AID in 2002found out that the banks by funding Islamist ‘ humanitarian’ organization “Al Haramein” funded Al Qaeda.