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Letter of appreciation from the Bosniak – Canadian community to Honourable Members of the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament and to Honourable Brian Masse, MP

Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada
Published: October 21, 2010  

Letter of appreciation from the Bosniak – Canadian community to Honourable Members of the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament and to Honourable Brian Masse, MP


Letter of appreciation from the Bosniak – Canadian community to Honourable Members of the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament


October 21, 2010

Bosniak – Canadian Community welcomes the Canadian parliament’s resolution {M-416} recognizing the Srebrenica genocide and honouring the victims of the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II. The fact that this resolution was voted unanimously by all present members of the parliament means that Canada has joined the rest of the world in condemning genocide and all those who condone such policies, and honours the victims by ensuring that the Srebrenica genocide and other acts of aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina can never be disputed by those who wish to revise historical facts for political gain. The unanimous vote gives Canadian Bosniaks all hope and confidence that truth and justice always prevail in the end.

Passing of the Motion M-416 and proclamation of Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canadian Parliament is an enormous moment of pride and time for reflection for many Bosniaks who found their new home in Canada. It sends the message to the Bosniak community in Canada and all over the world that their sacrifices will forever be remembered by their neighbours and fellow Canadians, and their loved ones will live in memory. This resolution will serve as another painful reminder that genocide and injustice must never be tolerated anywhere in the world.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The time is always right to do what is right.”. On behalf of the Bosniak– Canadian Community and all North American Bosniaks, we thank the Canadian government and parliament for choosing to do what is right.

Sincerely,

Professor Emir Ramic, Director Institute for Research of Genocide Canada, President of the Governing Board of the Congress of North American Bosniaks, Canadian Branch

Haris Alibasic, MPA, President of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks

Letter of appreciation from the Bosniak – Canadian community to Honourable Brian Masse, MP

October 20, 2010

Honourable Brian Masse, MP

At this time of overwhelming and conflicting emotions of joy, pride, sadness and happiness mixed together, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your selfless efforts in supporting Canadian Bosniaks.

Passing of the Motion M-416 and today’s proclamation of Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canadian Parliament is an enormous moment of pride and time for reflection for many Bosniaks who found their new home in Canada.

Even though you were faced with many challenges on this journey you never had a doubt that you are fighting for the right thing and you inspired us to work even harder. You represent the true leader and advocate for those who need a voice in the Parliament. Your passion about your job and desire to go above and beyond your job description to make sure our voices are heard is truly an extraordinary trait worthy of true leader. Your efforts will impact many people in Canada and in Bosnia. To Bosniaks in Canada and all over the world, this will send a healing message that someone out there is still thinking of them and their loved ones, who perished as a result of aggression and genocide. We remember those who lost their loved ones and those who are no longer with us all over Bosnia and Herzegovina and those who gave their lives so that there is future. We should never forget any injustice anywhere in the world.

Brian, Your Efforts, will never be forgotten. The words can neither express nor measure our gratitude for the opportunity to meet you and your tireless team who carried the torch of righteousness and justice to Canadian Parliament and today shone some light of truth for those who still wonder in the dark. It is our hope that every family that is still grieving will get some comfort in knowing they are not forgotten, and for those who are still looking for their loved ones in the mass graves, provide hope that they will be found and buried properly. It is our hope that this will also spark an even stronger effort to recognize and prevent genocide anywhere in the World.

In the words of remarkable Margaret Mead we say “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”.

Sincerely:

Prof Emir Ramic, Director Institute for Research of Genocide Canada and President of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks – Canadian Branch

Haris Alibasic, MPA, President of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks

Dr. Zijad Delic, National Director of the Islamic Congress of Canada

Tajib ef. Pasanbegovic, Head Imam of the Bosniak Community in Canada

Zeljko Milicevic, President of the Justice for Bosnia Task Force

Daniel Toljaga, Institute for the Research of Genocide Canada

Senad Pasalic, Secretary of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Sanela Gorovic, Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Mirsad Smajic, Member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks- Canadian Branch

Aldina Muslija, Member of the Board of Directors of the Congress of North American Bosniaks- Canadian Branch, Member of the Institute for Research of Genocide Canada

Senad Alicehajic, Bosniak Community Windsor

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