SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court says a man has been charged with recruiting Bosnians to fight with Islamic militants in Syria and organizing a terrorist group.
The State Court said Wednesday that Bilal Bosnic — a Bosnia citizen and a member of the nation's so-called Salafi community — allegedly incited others to join terrorist organizations at gatherings and on YouTube.
He was arrested in September.
Bosnic is believed to be the spiritual leader of people following an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam in Bosnia.
Radical Muslims are a minority in Bosnia, which has a mostly moderate and secular Muslim population.
However, experts claim that about 150 Bosnians have gone to Syria to fight in its war.